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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 District of Columbia, 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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Rebecca Leslie
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I focus on helping people gain a better understanding of themselves. We may talk about values and how you are living your life according to what is important to you. We will also talk about goals for therapy and how to best meet those goals.


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I focus on helping people gain a better understanding of themselves. We may talk about values and how you are living your life according to what is important to you. We will also talk about goals for therapy and how to best meet those goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I draw from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal therapy approaches. I use evidence-based treatment in an individualized manner, which allows me to tailor therapy to best fit each person.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Binge Eating
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress Eating
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Management
  • Weight Release & Healthy Lifestyle
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Dr. Lori Simms, Ph.D.
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Explore ways to help you thrive, get unstuck, heal and live a meaningful and satisfying life.


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Explore ways to help you thrive, get unstuck, heal and live a meaningful and satisfying life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My therapeutic practice is evidence-based and I believe that having a strong therapeutic relationship is central to healing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Breakups
  • Depression
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Dr. Lori Simms, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Willard Vaughn
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We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.


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We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will be very frank and honest with you, while also pragmatic. I like to converse and hear what is on your mind, molding that into a topic related to what your issues are. I look at how you think and what that does to your emotions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP
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identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems


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Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems

Something to know about my approach is:

authentic, no-nonsense, and straightforward, with equal measures of compassion and humor, to focus on your presenting concerns. We'll highlight your current assets and strengths, while building new skills, tools, and resources to tackle any situation

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • College Students
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personal growth
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Working Professionals
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Dr. Vinita Menon
Together, we will:

help you feel calmer, more confident, and find ways to improve the relationships most important to you. We will also explore patterns of responding that are holding you back and leaving you feeling frustrated.


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Picture of Dr.  Vinita Menon, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Together, we will:

help you feel calmer, more confident, and find ways to improve the relationships most important to you. We will also explore patterns of responding that are holding you back and leaving you feeling frustrated.

Something to know about my approach is:

We'll work at your pace to practice proven strategies for social anxiety, stress management, and organization to meet your goals. Let’s work to to improve your confidence & connection and relieve your stress and frustrations.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Related Challenges
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Relationship issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Young Professionals
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Dr.  Vinita Menon remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia