Social anxiety disorder, which is a greater-than-normal fear of social situations, can feel inescapable. This particular kind of anxiety ingrains itself so deeply into your thoughts and feelings that it alters your behavior, ultimately changing the way you feel about and experience the world. Specific symptoms of society anxiety vary from individual to individual, but can include any number of the following:
- Extreme self-consciousness and nerves during social interactions
- Disproportionate worrying about future social interactions
- Physical symptoms of anxiety, including blushing, shaking, or sweating, and/or worry about manifesting these physical symptoms during a social interaction
- Excessive fear of being watched and/or judged, or of being humiliated
- Compulsively reviewing past social interactions, going over your behaviors and feeling ashamed of your perceived social mistakes
- Minimizing social interactions by avoiding people as much as possible
These symptoms can contribute to powerful feelings of loneliness and isolation for clients with social anxiety disorder. Such feelings can be intensely disruptive to day-to-day life, causing withdrawal from social situations, including work obligations, or even interactions with family and friends. But it is important to remember that seven percent of the population also has social anxiety, and you are never alone in your struggle.
Solara Mental Health seeks to help clients overcome this isolation. We understand that the unique nature of social anxiety can make it difficult to seek treatment, and as such, we have fostered a calm, comfortable, and understanding environment for clients that promotes open conversation. As experts in social anxiety treatment, our psychiatric facility’s clinicians know how to create therapeutic experiences that are conducive to progress. Our small group environment will minimize social intimidation while allowing clients to practice anxiety management skills in a supportive, judgement-free environment. In turn, clients leave our mental health treatment center with concrete methods for managing their social anxiety, allowing them to fully participate in social situations and lead fulfilling lives.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, social anxiety disorder is often a long-term condition. Through years of experience, our mental health treatment center has learned how to provides the entire spectrum of care for our clients. From inpatient to outpatient, from transitional living to a long-term aftercare plan, our program has been designed to free our clients from the clutches of social anxiety.
Contact us now to start the healing process.