For those with social anxiety -- how do you handle therapy? Is this even a good option? I've been to one introductory session and just wanted to get out of there the whole time. Worried that my anxiety will prevent me from seeking help.
Accepted AnswerAnswered by Sh9l5e
10 months ago
Therapy is not only a good option, but in some cases is necessary.
When I was a little girl, my anxiety was that strong that I didn't speak at all. I started a therapy almost three years ago and it took me almost two years to start speaking and to feel comfortable! I don't say that it's gonna take you that long because my case was very extreme but I think you should give it another try.
If it still feels that same maybe you should try a different therapist...
If you have the question: "Do I need a therapy?" The answer is simple: If you feel like you can't live with your anxiety and you have to get rid of it, then you do need a therapy.
I always think to myself: "What is a problem?" "If it disturbs me, then it's a problem that I should solve."
I hope I helped you Good luck
Answered by valorieb
3 months ago
Well, I have a really great therapist who has really won my confidence. You have to stick with a therapist for a while just to get used to it and gain their trust. But if you find a good therapist, you will have a great support in your life that is totally worth it. I blogged about my first visit to my therapist, if you're interested.
Answered by Jakob Hayden
One month ago
Certainly. I once had a panic attack during a therapy session right there in front of my therapist, and actually that's a good thing. She saw then with her very own eyes just exactly what I was experiencing. Also, according to her that happens a lot and they're all trained in how to deal with it. It may be an ordeal at first but I definitely recommend therapy, it's worth it.
3AnswersDo you think chat/text messaging/social networking could be useful to someone with social anxiety/SM, or could it delay progress?