It’s Never Too Late to Seek Social Anxiety Online Therapy
It’s normal to feel shy when meeting new people. However, it may indicate social anxiety when this converts into intense dread about social situations. If you often feel anxious about being in a crowd, meeting strangers, or striking up conversations, you can benefit from social anxiety online therapy by BK Therapy Services.
We understand the challenges you face when seeking treatment. But even seeing a therapist in person can be a triggering experience. That’s why our online therapy sessions offer you the guidance and support you need to overcome your anxiety. Over the years, we’ve treated several clients with social anxiety who now lead a quality life. We’d love to do the same for you.
Recognize the Symptoms of Social Anxiety
You might have been labeled shy or introverted as a person with social anxiety. This can feel so invalidating that you may retract from interacting with others. In the worst scenarios, your anxiety can interfere with your daily life, like conversing with people at work or fearing speaking during a meeting or presentation. Know that you’re not alone. In fact, more than 40 million American adults are diagnosed with social anxiety disorders.
Recognizing your symptoms and what triggers your social anxiety can help you take the next step toward its treatment. For example, you may worry intensely about being watched, judged, or humiliated.
At other times, you’ll find yourself avoiding situations where you must meet or talk to people. Some individuals often have trouble making or maintaining eye contact; physical symptoms like panicking, sweating, shaking, and rapid heartbeat aren’t uncommon either.
It’s important to note that one or all of these symptoms might not indicate social anxiety disorder unless they begin impairing your quality of life. For example, these symptoms can make sleeping challenging and affect personal relationships in severe cases. With online social anxiety therapy, you can seek the best treatment to relieve your anxiety.
Types of Therapy Used in Treating Social Anxiety
It’s understandable to be skeptical about online therapy and whether it can help your issue. This belief comes from the fact that you already tried self-talk with yourself, so how can talking to a therapist help? The reality is that online sessions with a qualified social anxiety therapist are different from the self-talk you attempt in front of the mirror. The difference lies in therapists’ proven strategies to help you reframe your thoughts and process your emotions.
Additionally, therapists at BK Therapy Service teach you coping skills and techniques to defeat your anxiety. Some types of therapy we use when treating social anxiety disorder include:
Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI)
MBI is adapted from mindfulness meditation. With this therapy, we aim to encourage clients to focus on their bodies, thoughts, and emotions in a non-judgmental manner. Doing this makes it easier to defuse anxiety without delving into negativity. Moreover, Mindfulness-Based Interventions are also helpful in reducing distressing symptoms you may experience with social anxiety.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Known as the most popular therapy method, CBT involves techniques to help clients alter their thought patterns and change their emotional reactions that appear instinctively to social interactions. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy has proven itself beneficial in treating adults with social anxiety disorder. This therapy is always initiated with a therapist guiding you, so you can rest assured of safely trying the methods.
Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Our therapists aim to identify the emotional root cause of your attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors with this therapy. Understanding the underlying issues helps reduce anxiety symptoms by addressing the cause directly. Psychodynamic Therapy is initiated as a talk therapy in which you will be asked why you feel the way you feel and the triggering events for your anxiety. Doing this results in gaining insights to eliminate the symptoms, one at a time.
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)
The basis of anxiety is avoiding situations you fear. ERP tends to focus on confronting those fears and encountering the sources in a controlled environment. This is especially beneficial if you have a social phobia, like public speaking. So, you will be asked to address that fear during the session. Each session will teach you to overcome your anxiety through effective techniques and coping tactics.
Book an Online Social Anxiety Therapy Session
Social anxiety online therapy has proven its worth in treating hundreds of clients who came to us at BK Therapy Services. When an individual reaches out to us, we extend a helping hand to identify the sources of their anxiety and outline the circumstances causing negativity. Afterward, we use a combination of approaches to help our client stop feeling inadequate. It’s not a one-step journey and requires non-judgmental guidance and support.
So, when you schedule an appointment with us, rest assured of being treated with the respect and care you deserve without judgment.