SOCIAL ANXIETY (OR SOCIAL PHOBIA)
Social anxiety is a common mental health condition characterized by an intense fear of social situations and interactions. Individuals with social anxiety have an extreme fear of being negatively evaluated by others. They may constantly worry about making mistakes, appearing foolish, or being scrutinized by others. This fear can be present in various social settings, such as public speaking, meeting new people, parties, job interviews, or even everyday conversations.
Social anxiety can significantly impact a person's daily life and functioning. It may lead to avoidance of social situations or enduring them with great discomfort. This avoidance can interfere with forming and maintaining relationships, participating in social or professional activities, pursuing educational or career opportunities, and overall well-being.
Before seeing Taylor, I was struggling with OCD behavior, compulsive exercise, and learning how to cope with my past in a healthy way. He was very patient, understanding, and non-judgmental, which allowed me to uncover problems that were essentially being pushed aside. I used to get uncomfortable and self-conscious about discussing certain things that happened when I was younger, but the environment that he creates is very welcoming and I felt at ease when memories came to mind. He also asked me…