Social Anxiety Therapy – Counselors and Therapists in Littleton
It is always your little way of getting out of situations. That one little thing you use all the time.
Let’s see what it is this week: Maybe it’s a new pimple or that strange freckle that prevents you from going on that date. Maybe you have an assignment that you can say you need to do to get out of that picnic. Maybe you have the slightest headache and can use that. All of these are excuses to get out of your social situation.
You hang on to that one little thing like it is your last lifeline. It will not save you.
Using these excuses habitually is a symptom of social anxiety or social phobia. Millions of Americans suffer from this disorder, and many (if not most) of them are not very different from you. They have families. They have jobs. They have friends. And they have other responsibilities just like you. They also have one their own “little things” that they use as their escape.
The major difference between all of these other people with the same ailment as you, is whether they are actively treating it or not. The ones who continue their lives not receiving treatment are also the ones continuing to use that one little thing.
Do not let that little thing become your crutch.
Thriveworks counselors are skilled in helping persons with social anxiety. Our counselors have an extensive list of tools and exercises to get your social life back on track and heading in the right direction.
If you suffer from one or some of the following, you may have social anxiety or social phobia. Thriveworks Counseling exists to help see that you not only overcome these symptoms but also feel normal and positive around others, having the fortitude to make new friends and obtain a healthy social life.
Some symptoms of social anxiety disorder include:
- Nervousness in crowds
- Making excuses to avoid social events
- Nausea when being approached by others
- Trouble making eye contact
- Lying to others to escape a situation
This symptom list is not exhaustive, by any means. If you suffer from another symptom not listed especially when in a social situation do not wait to get help.
Make an appointment and let’s begin your journey toward overcoming social anxiety together.