Group Therapy for Social Anxiety

The approach of group therapy for social anxiety can seem scary but it is affective. Social Anxiety is one of the most common forms of anxiety we experience. It might be surprising to learn that we, as humans, actually experience anxiety for a good reason. Feelings like guilt, shame, and anxiety are designed to serve as internal information cues as we learn to navigate social situations and contribute to groups that we are involved in. However, social anxiety can show up in different ways for people. And in some cases, it can start to work against us and inhibit our ability to live our lives the way we’d like to.


For some people, social anxiety can be a major life stressor. When social anxiety is at its most disruptive, there can be a deep sense of rumination, significant avoidance of social interactions, and a major fear of making a humiliating mistake in front of others. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important for you to know that you are not alone. The team at CAST Centers has successfully helped hundreds of people living with social anxiety for over a decade. 


According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), group therapy is one of the most effective tools to address social anxiety. Group therapy sessions are led by clinically trained professionals in both telehealth and in person settings. We use a strengths driven approach to create the space for you to connect with your authentic voice. Therapy also helps align your actions with your values, and explore your struggles in a safe environment. Group therapy works best by meeting you where you are and helping you take steps to recovery.

The American Psychological Association notes that Group Therapy can be a healing, validating, and educational experience for those of us dealing with mental health issues. As a part of a group you are able to reflect on your experiences. Additionally, hearing others speak about their personal struggles, often brings you new perspectives as you address your own challenges.


Additionally, research suggests that group therapy can help you build effective coping strategies and useful social skills to address social anxiety in your everyday life. Group therapy is clinically supported and has been indicated to be effective at reducing symptoms of anxiety and instrumental in improving self-esteem while decreasing depression and stress

If you are seeking help for your social anxiety, our team of mental health professionals offers free phone consultations. Contact us today to take the first step!

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