This is a group for people with a clinical diagnosis of social phobia/social anxiety disorder, or persons who feel they may have this disorder. Friends and loved ones of people with social phobia are welcome also, as guests. The group is intended to be both social and therapeutic.
Fear of being negatively evaluated being at the heart of social phobia, we wish to create an environment where people feel less fearful of being evaluated and judged, a friendly environment where people with social phobia can feel comfortable and at home.
We will talk about social phobia in a supportive atmosphere, as well as enjoy fun activities together whether it be taking walks, playing board games, going to restaurants, movies, water activities, concerts, museums, etc. It all depends on the comfort level of each group member. My hope for this group is for members to connect and build friendships with each other. Practice exposure in social situations and feel confident knowing you have people around for support whether your anxiety is mild to severe.
If you had social anxiety and are cured or have significantly improved, we'd love to hear your story and what techniques/treatments have helped you.