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Social Anxiety Therapy NYC

Struggling with social anxiety in NYC? You’re not alone. Our experienced therapists offer personalised social anxiety therapy in NYC to help you overcome your fears and live a fulfilling life. 

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Social Anxiety Symptoms At The Compassion Practise, NYC

Social anxiety can be challenging, and living in a bustling city like New York City (NYC) can intensify these feelings due to its fast-paced and often crowded nature. However, it’s important to note that NYC also offers a variety of resources and environments that can help individuals cope with social anxiety. Symptoms of Social anxiety: 

Remember that it’s okay to seek support and take small steps towards managing social anxiety. The key is to find strategies and environments that work best for you. 

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Give us a call at (347) 391-0086 to find out more about Social Anxiety in NYC. The Compassion Practice offers Therapy services in Manhattan and Brooklyn New York. Or click “Get Started Now” to schedule an appointment online with our Social Anxiety Therapist today.

What Types Of Social Anxiety Disorders Does The Compassion Practise Treat?

Generalised Social Anxiety: Fear and anxiety in most social situations, including meeting new people, small talk, and public speaking.

Performance Anxiety: Intense anxiety when performing or being observed, like singing, giving presentations, or eating in public.

Social Phobia of Scrutiny: Specific fear of being watched or judged by others, leading to self-consciousness and avoidance of certain situations.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in Social Anxiety: Preoccupation with perceived flaws in one’s appearance, leading to anxiety and avoidance of social situations where appearance might be noticed.

Conversational Anxiety: Fear of saying something wrong, awkward, or embarrassing during conversations. This can lead to stuttering, silence, or avoidance of social interactions.

Social Eating Anxiety: Fear of eating in public due to concerns about judgment, messiness, or scrutiny, leading to restricted eating in social settings.

Social Media Anxiety: Fear of judgement, negativity, or inadequacy on social media platforms, leading to avoidance or limited engagement.

It’s important to remember that these are not mutually exclusive, and someone with SAD may experience a combination of these presentations. The severity and specific triggers can also vary greatly. 

Social Anxiety Affects People from Every Walk of Life

Genetics: There is evidence to suggest a genetic component to social anxiety disorder. Individuals with a family history of anxiety disorders may be more predisposed to developing social anxiety.

Brain Structure and Function: Differences in brain structure and function, particularly in areas associated with fear and anxiety (such as the amygdala and prefrontal cortex), may contribute to social anxiety.

Environmental Factors: Childhood experiences, especially those involving social interactions, criticism, or humiliation, may contribute to the development of social anxiety. 

Social Learning: Observational learning and modeling behavior can also play a role. If a person observes others reacting fearfully or anxiously in social situations, they may learn similar responses.

Personality Factors: Individuals with certain personality traits, such as shyness or behavioral inhibition, may be more prone to developing social anxiety. 

Social and Cultural Factors: Societal expectations, cultural norms, and social pressures can influence the development of social anxiety. 

Stressful Life Events: Traumatic or stressful life events, such as a humiliating experience in a social setting, can trigger or exacerbate social anxiety disorder.

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Social Anxiety in NYC Can Transform Your Life

Social anxiety group therapy NYC, once a wall between you and the world, crumbles under the compassionate touch of effective treatment. Imagine a life where conversations flow effortlessly, gatherings bring joy, and self-doubt fades into the background. This transformation isn’t just about symptom control; it’s about reclaiming your power, rediscovering the vibrant tapestry of connection, and embracing your authentic self.

The journey may be challenging, but the rewards are immeasurable. Stepping into a compassionate space like The Compassion Practise opens the door to a future brimming with possibility, where social anxiety no longer dictates your path. Take the first step and watch your world blossom.

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Why Choose The Compassion Practice for Social Anxiety Therapy in NYC?

Choosing compassion practice for social anxiety therapy can be particularly beneficial due to its emphasis on cultivating understanding, warmth, and kindness towards oneself and others.

Social anxiety often involves harsh self-criticism and a heightened fear of judgment from others. Compassion practice, rooted in mindfulness and self-compassion techniques, provides individuals with the tools to approach these challenges with a gentle and accepting mindset.

By fostering self-compassion, individuals can learn to relate to their anxiety with greater understanding and kindness, reducing the intensity of negative self-talk and feelings of inadequacy. 

Meet Our Team of Expert Therapists

Director Founder and Clinical Director

PhD, LMHC, JD, Staff Therapist/Postdoctoral

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LMSW, LSW, ASW, Staff Therapist

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What is social anxiety?

Therapy for social anxiety is characterized by a fear of social situations. People with social anxiety may worry about being judged, criticized, or embarrassed in front of others. 

What is the best therapy for social anxiety?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) is often considered the first-line treatment for social anxiety. It helps identify and challenge negative thought patterns that fuel anxiety. 

How long does it take to see results from therapy?

Most people see some improvement in their symptoms after 8-12 weeks of therapy. However, it may take longer for some people to see significant results.

Is it worth getting therapy for social anxiety?

Absolutely! Social anxiety therapy can dramatically improve your life. It can help you reduce fear and anxiety in social situations, build confidence and self-esteem, improve communication skills, and build stronger relationships.

How can I find a therapist who specializes in social anxiety?

There are a number of ways to find a therapist who specialises in social anxiety in NYC. You can ask your doctor for a referral, or you can search online directories of therapists.

What is the root cause of social anxiety?

The exact cause is unknown, but likely a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some potential contributors include:

  • Family history of anxiety disorders
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Negative social experiences
  • Low self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
How do I overcome crippling social anxiety?

There’s no quick fix, but therapy can equip you with the tools to manage it. Some strategies include:

  • Gradual exposure to feared situations
  • Challenging negative thoughts
  • Developing relaxation techniques
  • Building social skills
  • Seeking support

Book a complimentary 15 minute consultation now.

Our therapists practice many evidence-based approaches from a lens of self-compassion and mindfulness. Our clinicians also specialize in LGBTQIA+ affirming care.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” 

Who We Serve

The Whole You

At The Compassion Practice we recognize that mental health conditions do not define a person. People are more than just a label. Instead, we take a holistic approach to treatment that goes beyond solely mental health. Life happens, and we’re here to help.
There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.
Tara Brach

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Additional Information

A Note
About Insurance

We focus on providing out-of-network benefits for our clients. We do this to provide the highest level of care for our clients. Our reception team can help you understand and leverage your out of network benefits. Many of our clients are able to get the majority of their therapy costs reimbursed through their insurance’s out of network benefits.

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We are here to serve you! Please contact us and you will be greeted by one of our intake specialists. They can answer your questions about therapy and help you figure out your out of network benefits. Rest assured that you will be completely taken care of!