Social Anxiety Disorder

  • A marked or persistent fear of one or more social situations or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others. The individual fears that he/she will act in a way, or show anxiety symptoms that will be embarrassing or humiliating.
  • Exposure to the feared social situations almost invariably provokes anxiety and panic.
  • The person recognizes the fear is excessive or unreasonable. The feared situation or performance is avoided or endured with anxiety.
  • The avoidance, anxious anticipation or distress in the social or performance situation interferes significantly with the personís normal routine, occupational, academic, social functioning and relationships.

We specialize in time-limited, cognitive-behavioral treatments focused on performance anxiety, generalized social anxiety with the use of cognitive and behavioral interventions.

The treatment is an effective science-based therapy based on the work of Dr. Ron Rapee, Dr. Deborah A. Hope, and Dr. Richard G. Heimberg.

Diane E. Sholomskas, Ph.D.
203 776.2077 ext.2
2440 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hamden, Connecticut 06518
Christina J. Taylor, Ph.D.
203 372.4593
2335 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, Connecticut 06825