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Discover how starting social anxiety counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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As an individual who has endured a life-altering incident during childhood, namely a car accident resulting in lasting scars and ongoing challenges, I... As an individual who has endured a life-altering incident during childhood, namely a car accident resulting in lasting scars and ongoing challenges, I possess a deep understanding of the hardships one can encounter throughout life. Read more

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Finding a therapist and opening up about your fears can be scary and overwhelming. I know this not just on a professional level, but a deeply personal... Finding a therapist and opening up about your fears can be scary and overwhelming. I know this not just on a professional level, but a deeply personal one, and strive to ease that discomfort. Read more

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Anxiety, Depression

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Starting Social anxiety counseling

What is Social anxiety counseling?

Social anxiety counseling helps people better understand and manage the anxiety they experience in or because of social interactions. If you are struggling with regular anxious thoughts and feelings as a result of social interactions or settings and they’re affecting your day-to-day life, you should seek social anxiety counseling with one of our trained Thriveworks Charlottesville therapists. The social anxiety therapists at Thriveworks can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your day-to-day social anxiety or your social anxiety disorder.

How does Social anxiety counseling work?

Social anxiety counseling involves talking to a therapist about your social anxiety symptoms, potential causes, and more. Your therapist will then work with you to determine where your social anxiety might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.

Is Social anxiety counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks social anxiety counseling in Charlottesville, VA is conducted both in person and through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Social anxiety counseling last?

Social anxiety counseling can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, depending on the severity of one’s social anxiety as well as their needs and preferences.

Need more help deciding?

Social anxiety is an “invisible wound” that challenges millions of successful people all over the world. The long term “trauma” of constantly questioning one’s self in social situations, ruminating after most interactions and in generally believing that there is no way to fit in can be devastating and create a general anxiety that is pervasive throughout all areas of life. It can leave its sufferers feeling alone and isolated even in the most supportive and loving environments. Sometimes Social anxiety is triggered by negative past events, however typically its onset is unclear. What is clear is that the joy of curiosity and engagement is marred by the impact of the constant focus on self and how others perceive you. At Thriveworks Charlottesville Counseling, we aim to help you identify the triggers as well as impacts and work with you in a social anxiety group setting to overcome!

Social anxiety can be successfully overcome with persistence and the right therapy. Individual therapy that utilizes mindfulness meditation and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to dispute the often-irrational fears that accompany various types of social interactions is a great start. Group therapy, however, if available, is an essential supplement that allows participants to realize that they are not alone, to practice taking bold actions and receive and give support to others in similar situations.

If you find yourself having difficulty entering and leaving situations, ruminating over interactions with people important to you, anxious over social media, public speaking, eye contact and many other forms of social contact then you may find support in both individual and group therapy with an experienced professional.

The majority of people challenged with social anxiety are attractive, successful, members of society that display no indication of any stress. This resiliency is remarkable and the suffering of the body from the ongoing and often “secret” stress eventually comes through leading to further avoidance of the opportunities in life for growth, satisfaction and most importantly – loving relationships. The cycle of negative self-talk and beliefs, avoidance and enhanced negative self-talk and beliefs can be broken with persistence and support. Anyone working with patients who suffer in silence, ruminate over social engagements of any type and exhaust themselves from the anticipatory anxiety of such would greatly enhance their therapy outcomes by referring these patients to a group. Anyone reading this who can relate to feeling like a swan- so graceful on the surface yet paddling away underneath when faced with social interactions, public speaking, social media anxiety and more would really benefit from finding a group of peers who relate.

Call Thriveworks Charlottesville Social Anxiety Groups today at 434-812-4009 to schedule a session with a caring therapist and start progressing toward your goals. We’re excited to meet you!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Charlottesville therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Charlottesville
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.6 Learn about verified reviews
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I have been seeing Sharon Davis for about 6 weeks now, and she is helping me greatly with my relationship with my husband. She is extremely knowledgeable and has given me some wonderful exercises for my anxiety. I just love working with Sharon, she really helps me to understand my emotions, and the need to love myself!
Read more I have been seeing Sharon Davis for about 6 weeks now, and she is helping me greatly with my relationship with my husband. She is extremely knowledgeable and has given me some wonderful exercises for my anxiety. I just love working with Sharon, she really helps me to understand my emotions, and the need to love myself!
Cynthia Jan 2024
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I have had the pleasure of working with Hiawatha as a colleague. His easy going manner and warmth as a clinician helps him to quickly connect with others. It is clear to me that Hiawatha cares a great deal for those he supports.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Hiawatha as a colleague. His easy going manner and warmth as a clinician helps him to quickly connect with others. It is clear to me that Hiawatha cares a great deal for those he supports.
Charlottesville Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Reaching out to Thriveworks was a great decision. The service is excellent and the representative matched me with the best counselor for my needs. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but I was pleasantly surprised when I met Anita Dean. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about others. I have observed that she doesn't create cookie cutter plans. Instead, she creates a plan specific to the needs of her her clients. My husband and I lost our sweet family pet of over 15 1/2 years and it also caused the loss of a child to resurface. Anita, has handled my situation with care and assisted me as I walked through the grief process. I am so grateful.
Read more Reaching out to Thriveworks was a great decision. The service is excellent and the representative matched me with the best counselor for my needs. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but I was pleasantly surprised when I met Anita Dean. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about others. I have observed that she doesn't create cookie cutter plans. Instead, she creates a plan specific to the needs of her her clients. My husband and I lost our sweet family pet of over 15 1/2 years and it also caused the loss of a child to resurface. Anita, has handled my situation with care and assisted me as I walked through the grief process. I am so grateful.
Charlottesville Jul 2019
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★★★★
I have been involved in therapy for most of my adult life. I can say with all honesty and sincerity that my experience with Thriveworks has been the best so far and I am 55, now that's saying a lot!
Read more I have been involved in therapy for most of my adult life. I can say with all honesty and sincerity that my experience with Thriveworks has been the best so far and I am 55, now that's saying a lot!
Charlottesville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
Great experience so far.
Charsville Jul 2018
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Great practice!
Charlottesville Jul 2018
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I really loved working with John Stone. He’s an awesome councelor from what i can gather from one visit. The environment was also comfortable and relaxing in his office. He made me feel it was safe to approach him. Im gonna continue my seesions with him.
Read more I really loved working with John Stone. He’s an awesome councelor from what i can gather from one visit. The environment was also comfortable and relaxing in his office. He made me feel it was safe to approach him. Im gonna continue my seesions with him.
Charlottesville Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Exceptional place with the best docs!
Charlottesville Jul 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Shear Magic Salon, Sei Bella Salon, New Looks Studio, Hairflair, Ishan Gala Foundation, Embrace Home Loans, Alpha Home Care Services, and JBD Mobile Catering & Events. We are located at the corner of Commonwealth Drive and Greenbrier Drive. Next to us on Commonwealth Drive is Commonwealth Drive Cemetery and Charlottesville Blue Ridge Dental. Across the street is Lighten Up hair salon.

Phone number

(434) 205-6776

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Romanian
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