Social anxiety disorder is a stressful condition. But it’s also treatable. It’s simply important to find the therapy or treatment that will work best for you.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety
There are several treatment options for social anxiety disorder, but one of the most effective that we’ll consider in our sessions is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. What makes CBT the right choice for treating social phobia is that it provides you with:
- Actionable Strategies – You can go home with specific tools to use to reduce your anxiety. These strategies can help you control your anxious thoughts, learn coping strategies, and more.
- Measurable Results – We’ll be able to measure how your social anxiety is improving, and find out what setbacks may have occurred along the way.
- Accountability – Chances to overcome social anxiety occurs often. We’ll be able to explore those situations, assess what occurred, and make strategies for the future.
With CBT, you learn how to address your thoughts/cognitions to experience less anxiety in social situations, what behaviors to may be reinforcing your anxiety and how to avoid them, how to calm yourself when you’re experiencing anxiety, and much more. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most successful treatments for social anxiety on Long Island,
CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder on Long Island
If you struggle with social anxiety disorder, call Long Island Psychology today at (516) 732-0273. During our initial sessions, we’ll determine if CBT is the right option for you, or if you may benefit from other forms of therapy, such as Dynamic Experiential Learning. We’ll also talk about what may have caused your social anxiety, and get to know each other so that we can better help you find the right treatment.
CBT is one of many effective therapies for social anxiety, which remains a highly treatable condition for those that seek help. If you’re interested in getting started, contact us today.