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 condition, 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 for social anxiety disorder are also the ones continuing to use that one little thing.
Do not let that little thing become your crutch.
The licensed therapists, counselors, and other mental health providers at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO are skilled in helping persons with social anxiety and social anxiety disorder. Our counselors have an extensive list of tools and exercises to get your social life back on track and heading in the right direction.
What Are the Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder?
If you suffer from one or some of the following, you may have social anxiety or social phobia. The compassionate anxiety counselors at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO can help 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 the following:
- Nervousness in crowds
- Making excuses to avoid social events
- Nausea and other physical symptoms 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.
Get Effective Treatment for Social Anxiety at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO
The fully licensed, highly qualified mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO use evidence-based therapeutic approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and exposure therapy to understand and resolve unique symptoms of anxiety. New clients can often meet with their counselor in-person or online within 24-48 hours of their initial booking. Thriveworks members can also reach out to their provider by phone or email between full sessions.
Make an appointment today and begin your journey toward overcoming social anxiety. Let’s get to work.