Author: Diana Gordon, Psy.D.
Many of our clients seek us out because they've heard on the news, from friends, or from their primary care physicians that CBT is the most effective treatment for social anxiety. Our clients often wonder whether they have an anxiety disorder, or whether they are just shy or mildly uncomfortable in social situations. Regardless of whether you have an anxiety disorder or simply want to learn some skills for feeling more comfortable and at ease around other people, CBT can help. In this article, The Atlantic explores how CBT addresses the thoughts and behaviors that maintain social anxiety and how people can achieve rapid symptom relief using these techniques. To learn more about how CBT might help you with social anxiety, please contact us for a free consultation.
Diana Gordon, Psy.D., Kari Kagan Psy.D., and Katie Leoni, Psy.D.
Drs. Gordon, Kagan, and Leoni practice psychotherapy in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Their areas of expertise include anxiety, sleep, stress, depression, and addiction. They blog about these topics to provide research-based information about common problems and strategies to help manage them.