Social Anxiety

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One in 10 Australians are likely to be affected by Social anxiety in their lifetime1.


Is constantly worrying about what people think of you getting in the way of freely socialising? It’s all the chatter in your head resulting in becoming quiet, shy, withdrawn, inhibited, nervous and at times this giving people the impression you’re disinterested or worse, arrogant?


If you can relate to this, you are likely to be experiencing Social Anxiety.


What is Social Anxiety?


Social Anxiety (also known as Social Phobia) is the fear of being negatively judged and evaluated by people.  Although is common, it will not disappear on its own. It requires therapeutic intervention.


If you don’t address your Social Anxiety is only likely to worsen.  That little voice in your head becomes your ongoing ‘Coach’ instructing you on what and how you should interact and what you should say.  You become convinced you have to plan and rehearse every interaction and every conversation.  You feel overwhelmed when you realise others don’t stick to that script in your head and begin to believe every interaction will be a negative one.


At Vida Psychology we will make sense of your Social Anxiety, triggers and what’s getting in the way of interacting with others freely.   You will learn proven strategies to help interactions be spontaneous without having to rely on scripts ever again!  You will no longer freeze or avoid social gatherings.



That’s right, you no longer have to wonder, you can start taking action today by calling one of our highly skilled Psychologists on 9328 3636


How can we help you?


At Vida Psychology we understand Social Anxiety and know how you feel.  We have over 14 years of experience helping Australians overcome their social fears.  We take the time to listen how Social anxiety is impacting your life.  This allows us to gain a deeper understanding of the origins of your anxiety, triggers, patterns and barriers keeping you stuck and making it worse.  This then assists us in developing a tailored treatment plan especially written for you, making it possible to achieve your desired therapeutic goals as effectively and efficiently as possible.


If you think Social Anxiety is becoming overwhelming and need not only to talk to someone who understands but most importantly learn tools and strategies to overcome it, call us today on 9238 3636.  Our Psychologists specialise in treating Social Anxiety.


Reference: Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007. Cat. no. (4326.0). Canberra: ABS.

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