Social Phobia, also called Social Anxiety Disorder, can be a challenging condition that affects your everyday life. At Peaceful Mind Psychology, we have experienced psychologists who can provide dedicated social phobia treatment, allowing you to live your life to the full. With our trained, caring professionals, we can provide you with the tools you need to manage and improve your social anxiety.
Conveniently situated in Armadale, in the inner south east of Melbourne, the team at Peaceful Mind Psychology can work with you to reduce your anxiety and the struggle you experience in social situations.
Life is full of anxieties – when trying something new for the first time, going to a job interview or first date, or public speaking in front of a large audience – it is normal to feel anxious. However, when anxiety about social situations starts to negatively affect your life in that you avoid certain social situations, then you may be experiencing Social Phobia.
Social anxiety means you may fear or perceive judgement from others. You also will experience significant anxiety in social situations. You might find that there are some social situations you can deal with, such as catching up with a friend for coffee, but the thought of going to a party, may make you tremble.
You may find yourself:
You can also spend hours after a social event agonising over your behaviour and analysing whether you were “likeable” to others.
Social Phobia means you often avoid social situations, such as attending work or university, catching up with friends, going to work events or even just ordering food or a coffee.
If left untreated, Social Phobia can lead to other struggles, including:
The good news is that Social Phobia can be treated with highly effective therapies (sometimes combined with pharmacological treatment). The most commonly used psychological treatment for Social Phobia is Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT addresses your fears and beliefs surrounding your anxiety, whilst simultaneously addressing behaviours that reinforce your anxiety. CBT also provides strategies to reduce the immediate experience of anxiety and panic.
You are not alone; Social Phobia is a common condition that can be overcome. Working with a dedicated psychologist, means you will be equipped to deal with everyday social situations.
At Peaceful Mind Psychology, we understand that each person is different and therefore we pride ourselves on a Social Phobia Treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to your needs. Our warm approach, coupled with well-researched therapies and techniques, aims to give you the best possible treatment.
We understand that the first step of reaching out for help is difficult, but you can be sure of a warm welcome and committed support from the team at Peaceful Mind Psychology. If you would like to seek professional support, please call us on 1300 766 870 or fill out an Enquiry Form online and we will be in contact straight away.
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