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Is social anxiety negatively affecting your relationships and causing you to avoid social interactions?

Many people feel anxious in social situations, where they feel they might be judged or embarrassed. Agoraphobia is a more extreme form of social anxiety where people fear having an anxiety or panic attack around other people and losing control of their body and emotions. No matter what kind of social anxiety you are experiencing, you’ll be glad to know that there is help available.

Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder

If you’re not sure whether you are dealing with social anxiety, this section will help. It is very normal to feel nervous in some social situations, but people with social anxiety disorder feel a great sense of fear and self-consciousness in everyday interactions, like working around coworkers, going to the store, or riding public transportation.

Here are some symptoms you may experience in everyday social situations if you have social anxiety:

  • Trembling, shaking, or tense muscles
  • Quick shallow breaths that leave you feeling lightheaded
  • An upset stomach or nausea
  • A racing heart

These symptoms may be felt in anticipation of a social situation, during, or afterward. If you experience symptoms like these, you could benefit from seeing a therapist.

If you think you may be suffering from social anxiety, read licensed therapist Alexandra Lambeth’s tips for coping with irrational thoughts, fear, and anxiety.

The Time is Now: See a Social Anxiety Therapist Today!

A social anxiety therapist can help reduce your anxiety and teach you coping skills so you can move forward feeling more confident and carefree. Mental Health Match can quickly match you with a professional therapist in your area. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Stephanie Antoni
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explore the thoughts and belief systems that impact how you experience life. How has your family of origin or childhood experience impacted your current areas of discomfort? What deeper patterns can we address to help you find joy and satisfaction?


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explore the thoughts and belief systems that impact how you experience life. How has your family of origin or childhood experience impacted your current areas of discomfort? What deeper patterns can we address to help you find joy and satisfaction?

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I guide clients through their own emotional and psychological landscape, identifying patterns and old wounds that we identify in session. There are many roads to healing, and together, we will find what works best for you based on your comfort level.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
  • Children
  • Communication
  • Complex Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Executive Functioning
  • Existential Issues
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social media use
  • Suicidality
  • Teen issues
  • Toxic Family Systems
  • Trauma Recovery
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Nicole Zens
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help you build the skills necessary to hold your partner's pain and communicate in a way that forges connection and intimacy. We will identify and unpack any fears/insecurities that block healthy communication. We will explore and heal your past.


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help you build the skills necessary to hold your partner's pain and communicate in a way that forges connection and intimacy. We will identify and unpack any fears/insecurities that block healthy communication. We will explore and heal your past.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize only the most effective research-based approaches. I offer the empathy + expertise needed to heal deep wounds, repair hurting relationships, and transform life's most difficult battles into opportunities for deep, human connection/healing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Affair Recovery
  • Affairs and Cheating
  • Anxiety
  • anxiety management
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Attachment Wounds
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Conflict resolution
  • Co-parenting
  • Couples Therapy
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Engagement and Marriage
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Fear of Failure
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Healing from Relationships
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital stress
  • Marriage
  • Marriage Counseling
  • narcissistic abuse
  • Open Relationships
  • Parental Burnout
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Parent Coaching
  • Parenting Issues
  • Parenting Skills
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • relational trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship Patterns
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Repetitive relational issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Workaholics
  • Work stress
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Rebecca Foster
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Explore how I can support you in this journey of life. Create goals that we can collaboratively work on throughout our sessions together.


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Together, we will:

Explore how I can support you in this journey of life. Create goals that we can collaboratively work on throughout our sessions together.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a client-centered approach with my clients, focusing in on my clients’ strengths to help them achieve success. I like to tailor my interventions and strategies around each client’s needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • acute stress
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Use
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
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Rebecca Foster remote and phone therapy in California
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Jungeun Kim
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We will collaboratively explore bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors (e.g., family, trauma, 'isms') influencing and interacting with your symptoms, with the goals of improved self-awareness and positive behavioral changes.


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We will collaboratively explore bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors (e.g., family, trauma, 'isms') influencing and interacting with your symptoms, with the goals of improved self-awareness and positive behavioral changes.

Something to know about my approach is:

Utilizing empirically supported treatments (e.g., EFT, CBT, IFS, ACT), I strive to help my clients make their decisions based on healthy, wise mind, not based on fear.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Communication Issues
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Justice
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Jungeun Kim remote and phone therapy in California
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Jennifer Scott
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Address the unproductive patterns that obstruct meaningful change. Help you move beyond the obstacles that inhibit you from being the person you want to be and living the life you want to live.


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Together, we will:

Address the unproductive patterns that obstruct meaningful change. Help you move beyond the obstacles that inhibit you from being the person you want to be and living the life you want to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe in your capacity to grow and transform. I believe you are worthy of kindness, connection, and belonging. I am intentional about cultivating a space where your vulnerability is respected and your authenticity is encouraged.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression Management
  • Existential Issues
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss
  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Self-expression
  • Self-Worth
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spiritual Exploration
  • Trauma Recovery
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Jennifer  Scott remote and phone therapy in California