Social anxiety is the fear of interacting with other people leading you to feel self-consciousness in social situations. You may feel as though you are being negatively judged and evaluated or that people are talking about your behind your back. Often people with social anxiety feel embarrassed, inferior, inadequate, humiliated, lonely and depressed.
As alone as you may feel when suffering from this condition, you are definitely not alone. Social anxiety is very common and we can help. By using empirically validated treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness approaches, your anxiety reduces in social situations. As a result, you become more relaxed and confident. You will find that you are able to speak to others just as well as you do when talking to a close family member or friend. Your relationships will improve and you will feel happier and content.