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Social Anxiety

Are you struggling with social anxiety and seeking a place where you feel truly understood? At Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre, our compassionate therapists provide a safe and supportive environment to help you explore your feelings and find healing. We focus on your strengths and resilience, guiding you to overcome challenges and build meaningful relationships. Take the first step towards a more confident life—reach out to Lotus Therapy today. We are here for you every step of the way.

Counselling for Social Anxiety

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.”

Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre's Approach

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:

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.

Our Registered Clinical Counsellors & Therapists in Vancouver & Coquitlam

We take great care in selecting the therapists we hire and only bring on those who embody our values of compassion, curiosity, and openness. We believe that these qualities are essential to creating an environment where our clients can feel safe and supported as they navigate their mental health journey.

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Benefits of Seeking Counselling for Social Anxiety

Counselling for social anxiety offers transformative benefits by focusing on inner healing and fostering self-acceptance. It helps clients process core emotions and break free from social anxiety. Emphasizing the therapeutic relationship, counseling provides a safe, supportive environment to explore fears without judgment. This process builds emotional strength, reduces anxiety, and promotes healthier social interactions, leading to long-lasting emotional growth and well-being.

Why Choose Lotus Therapy?

Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre provides compassionate, trauma-informed care through holistic, evidence-based practices in an inclusive environment, offering flexible scheduling and low-cost options to ensure accessible, quality mental health support.

Compassionate Care in a Safe Space

At Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre, our highly skilled clinicians provide a safe, inclusive space where compassion and connection foster profound healing and personal growth.

Holistic, Trauma-Informed Approach

We utilize a holistic, trauma-informed approach, integrating mind, body, and nervous system techniques to address core issues and unlock your potential.

Flexible and Accessible Quality Service

Committed to accessible care, we offer flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends, and low-cost options without compromising our evidence-based, quality service.

Downtown Vancouver

938 Howe Street, Suite 703, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9.

Coquitlam

3030 Lincoln Ave #211, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6B4

Resources

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.”

― Gabor Mate