Vanessa Finkelman, Psy.D – Consult The Expert On Social Anxiety
This month, I talked with Vanessa Finkelman, Psy.D. As a postdoctoral fellow, she will be treating various anxieties and mood disorders at our center, beginning in September. One of her special interests is in working with those who are challenged by social anxiety, which is the fear of being judged or negatively evaluated in social […]
Post-Pandemic Social Anxiety: Simple Steps To Start Living Again After Covid
My colleagues and I have noticed a dramatic increase in anxiety and anxiety-related disorders over the past two pandemic years. While apprehension is a typical response during times of strife, as we return to more normal lives, many people have been caught off-guard to realize how uncomfortable they now are in social situations – especially if they were never fearful before.
What We Have Learned From 2021
No one can deny that 2021 has been a momentous year. It has had a mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly for sure. It has at times been frightening, confusing, comforting and educational. We have witnessed a very unusual presidential election, a subsequent denial by some of the validity of the election and an unheard of polarization of our peers and lawmakers. Most critically, we have endured a gift that keeps on giving; the novel coronavirus that has killed countless people world-wide and more fellow Americans than we would have ever anticipated. We have had to learn the meaning of the word epidemiology as it relates to health and wellness. Unfortunately, we now know explicitly what a spike protein is and looks like. More than ever before we have been influenced (for good and bad) by the internet and social media. Although we have been witness to conspiracy theories in the past, but this year has certainly been a boon time for them.
Helping Students with Anxiety Succeed in School (Regardless of the Format)
Join our panel of five experts from around the US for a roundtable discussion on best practices for helping students with anxiety learn to meet their demands at school, gain confidence, and thrive. Top clinicians and innovative educators will share trends, insights, tips, and resources for professionals who work with students and their families. Bring your questions to this lively conversation that will help you better support students with anxiety.
How Social Anxiety Impacts Higher Education and Career Choices
Everyone has moments of fear over their performance on things like college exams and projects or they worry whether they’ll please their boss or colleagues. For those who suffer from social anxiety, however, concerns like these may not only impact their ability to learn, they may also lead them to make different education or career choices than they would actually prefer.
Girls 6-Week Life and Social Skills Group: Begins July 26, 2016
Helping children acquire the foundational skills for success in social relationships To register, please call (561) 496-1094 Age: Girls ages 10 to 14 Date and Time: Tuesdays from 4:45-5:45 P.M. beginning July 26th Location: 4600 Linton Blvd. Suite 320, Delray Beach, Florida 33445 Cost: $600 for six week series including parent intake Sessions will occur on a […]
Boys 6-Week Life and Social Skills Group: Begins July 27, 2016
Helping children acquire the foundational skills for success in social relationships To register, please call (561) 496-1094 Age: Boys ages 10 to 14 Date and Time: Wednesdays from 4:45-5:45 P.M. beginning July 27th Location: 4600 Linton Blvd. Suite 320, Delray Beach, Florida 33445 Cost: $600 for six week series including parent intake Sessions will occur […]
Fear of Public Speaking
Glossophobia (the fear of public speaking) is the number one fear reported by people in the United States. This anxiety comes from a worry about being judged and often has origins in social anxiety. Speech anxiety has increased in today’s cyber-world of communication where we are often “faceless” and can remain relatively anonymous by sending emails or texting instead of speaking directly to people.
Online Therapy and Internet Counseling
The emergence of online therapy and phone therapy has revolutionized the way counseling is performed.
Compassion Focused Therapy for Social Anxiety
People who experience social phobia are prone to being self-critical and angry because of how their anxiety affects them. Compassionate-focused therapy helps these individuals reverse those thoughts through compassionate engagement.