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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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My approach to therapy is collaborative, results-focused, and customized. You can expect that I will take a thoughtfully tailored approach to your treatment based on a variety of evidence-based modalities. Your care will be as unique as your needs.

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  • Complex Anxiety
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • COVID-Related Stress and Anxiety
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • High Anxiety
  • High-Functioning Anxiety
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Parenting Children with Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety
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I use several types of evidence-based psychotherapies to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific wants, needs, and symptom presentation. All of the psychotherapies used are evidence-based (meaning they are supported by research).

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  • Military Life Transition
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  • Parenting
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  • Relationship Conflict
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  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
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  • Situational Stress
  • Social Anxiety
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  • Veterans/Military Families
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My goal is to help you find a balance of acceptance and change

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  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma
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Direct, solution-focused, and emotionally available.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Regulation
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