At Centro Integra, located , we carry out the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of social phobia in order to overcome and control its symptoms through Clinical Psychology.
WHAT IS SOCIAL PHOBIA?
Social phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by an irrational and disproportionate fear of situations of social interaction. People with this disorder fear being negatively evaluated and / or rejected by others.
People who suffer from social phobia not only feel intense anxiety and fear in social situations in which there are strangers or in which the person feels that they can be observed, judged or criticized. Speaking in public, having coffee with a friend or going to a party can become a difficult situation to deal with for a person suffering from social phobia.
The main fear in these situations is to make a fool of themselves or feel humiliated, so they feel invaded by unpleasant feelings of anxiety and end up avoiding the situation or facing it with great anxiety and discomfort .
SYMPTOMS OF SOCIAL PHOBIA
Shyness or discomfort in certain situations are not necessarily signs of a social phobia, especially if we are talking about children, it is simply that some people are reserved by nature, and others are more outgoing .
We speak of social phobia when symptoms of anxiety and avoidance of situations appear that interfere with our daily routine (work, school or other activities). People with this disorder may have symptoms :
- On an emotional or behavioral level: fear of situations where you could be judged, anguish from feeling ashamed or humiliated, intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers, fear of having physical symptoms such as blushing, sweating, shaking or shaking your voice or avoiding situations where you can be the center of attention.
- On a physical level: flushing, rapid heartbeat, tremors, sweating, upset stomach or nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheadedness or muscle tension.
TREATMENT HOW TO OVERCOME SOCIAL PHOBIA?
For the treatment of social phobia, our Psychologists will propose a series of strategies aimed at successfully facing the person’s social interactions, controlling the levels of anxiety that arise during them. Negative beliefs and thoughts that may be promoting and perpetuating social phobia will be combated: everyone should like me, others should treat me well, things should be easy, etc. As well as training in social skills and assertiveness that will make the person feel more confident when facing the feared social situations.
So if you are looking for a Psychologist for the treatment of social phobia , do not hesitate to contact
Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.