Social Anxiety Therapy
Therapy for Social Anxiety in Vancouver, BC
Do you find yourself feeling anxious or self-conscious in social situations? Do you avoid going to parties, speaking in public, or meeting new people because of your anxiety? If so, you are not alone.
Social anxiety is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. But the good news is that social anxiety is treatable, and counselling can be a valuable tool in overcoming this condition.
At our Vancouver-based counselling center, we understand the challenges of social anxiety and are here to help. Our experienced and compassionate therapists provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their feelings and work through the challenges of social anxiety.
Social Anxiety Symptoms
Here are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder listed:
- Excessive fear or anxiety about social situations in which you may be scrutinized or judged by others.
- Intense self-consciousness, often accompanied by fear of embarrassment or humiliation.
- Physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, blushing, nausea, and difficulty breathing.
- Difficulty making eye contact, speaking in a clear voice, or expressing oneself in social situations.
- Fear of being perceived as awkward, stupid, or boring.
- Negative self-talk, including beliefs such as “I’m not good enough” or “Everyone is judging me.”
Treatment for Social Anxiety:
At Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre, we approach social anxiety from an attachment lens, recognizing that early experiences can shape our expectations and relationships with others throughout our lives. We believe that by understanding and addressing attachment-related wounds, we can help clients build stronger, more secure relationships and overcome social anxiety.
- Increased self-awareness and understanding of the underlying causes and triggers of social anxiety.
- Development of coping skills and strategies to manage social anxiety in daily life.
- Improved self-esteem and confidence in social situations.
- Reduction of physical symptoms of anxiety, such as sweating, trembling, and nausea.
- Strengthened relationships and ability to form meaningful connections with others.
Our Vancouver-based counsellors utilize a diverse range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to address social anxiety, ensuring that each client receives personalized and effective treatment. Our comprehensive approach includes:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Exposure Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Interventions
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Somatic Experiencing
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
If you are struggling with social anxiety, we encourage you to reach out to our Vancouver-based counsellors to learn more about how we can help you overcome social anxiety and live a more fulfilling life.
Book a complimentary consultation with one of Our Vancouver Counsellors today. we look forward to hearing from you
- Anxiety Canada is a non-profit organization that provides information, resources, and support for those living with anxiety disorders. They offer self-help tools, education, and professional treatment recommendations.
- BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services This organization is a key part of British Columbia’s mental health network and provides specialized mental health services, including resources and support for individuals with anxiety.
- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)– BC Division of the CMHA provides resources, education, and support to individuals dealing with mental health issues, in British Columbia. They offer programs, services, and advocacy to promote mental wellness.
- Foundry is a province-wide network offering mental health and wellness resources, services, and supports to young people aged 12-24 in British Columbia. Their services include counseling, peer support, and treatment for anxiety.
- Here to Help is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information, providing information, resources, and self-help tools to help people manage mental health and substance use problems, including phobias.
“There is a wisdom in trauma when we realize that our traumatic responses and imprints are not ourselves and that we can work them through and thus become ourselves.”