Social Anxiety Disorder
“Hi! I'm Jack. And I have an anxiety disorder.”
Merely talking to other people makes me anxious. I often experience "phone fear." I avoid social gatherings (particularly parties), which I find excruciating. Crowded settings, especially without a perceptible escape route, cause me uneasiness, sometimes panic.Read
I have suffered from social anxiety disorder since I was about 10 years old, or about 34 years. I was a very intelligent child, but when teachers noticed a difference in me, I started trying to be invisible. Social situations, including school, were torture. I bulldozed my way through life, including dabbling in alcohol and substance abuse for relief of my anxiety and depression. I find it very interesting that the disorder is marked by a morbid fear of authority figures. And here I thought I was just being a rebel!Read
A new peer support group is forming for social anxiety/shyness. Other anxieties welcomed! OCD, panic, TS, etc. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy an evening of socialization.
Our purpose is to provide a safe and supportive environment for people with anxiety to get together, discuss and work on our condition, and help each other as best as we can. Meetings take place in a private and confidential setting.
True or False? With treatment and support, children can learn how to successfully manage the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Ms. Shannon, a licensed marriage and family therapist, describes effective treatments for social anxiety disorder in teens. Watch a video of a teen talking about her experience with the disorder and how she got help.
Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
Co-Founder and Clinical Director
Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Santa Rosa, California
Ms. Shannon, a licensed marriage and family therapist, describes effective treatments for social anxiety disorder in teens.Listen
We welcome those of you who have general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, and depression. At our "open discussion" style meetings, our members discuss and share their stories, treatment, and coping techniques. We share information about professionals who can help you to get your life back. But most important of all, we support each other!
We also have guest speakers, therapist Q & A sessions and group activities.
Watch this webinar with Dr. John Walker to find out what you can do to manage stress and develop effective strategies will help you to stay healthy and happy.