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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.

Whether you are located in downtown Oak Park, the suburbs of Oak Park, other nearby places such as Elmhurst, Chicago, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Enrique Silva
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cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.


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cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe counseling is a collaborative effort so it is important for client and counselor to bring their whole selves. This means being authentic and open to the experiences that counseling can offer.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Issues of Middle Adulthood
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racism
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Rachel Kennedy
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Explore your goals, develop helpful coping strategies, and determine what will be most helpful in reducing stress and making positive change in your life.


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Explore your goals, develop helpful coping strategies, and determine what will be most helpful in reducing stress and making positive change in your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a collaborative, strengths based approach with elements of CBT in my work with clients. I feel therapy should be comfortable and accessible, and I strive to create a non-judgmental, safe space for clients to explore and grow.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • grief
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Relationships
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Map in Chicago, Illinois for Rachel Kennedy therapy location.
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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.

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

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  • 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, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Polly Vaughn
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I’m our program we look at DNA, imprinting and the change process. And how a person become what they dream of


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I’m our program we look at DNA, imprinting and the change process. And how a person become what they dream of

Something to know about my approach is:

I took Pavlov, Gestalt and Freud And developed a Dreamscomesfromchange.org program where I help teach people to valve their lives to achieve their dreams

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Depression Management
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Partners & family of mental health issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
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Mie Tamura
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the effects of trauma, by challenging circumstances, or just feeling stuck in life? Do you have hard time expressing/describing your feeling in words?


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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the effects of trauma, by challenging circumstances, or just feeling stuck in life? Do you have hard time expressing/describing your feeling in words?

Something to know about my approach is:

I integrate creative therapy such as art therapy, EMDR, positive psychology, other holistic intervention to find the best combination to heal our inner self to cultivate positive growth

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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