These Avoidance Techniques Are Making Your Social Anxiety Worse

As someone who suffered from Social Anxiety for many years, I use to be very good at avoidance and safety behaviors. Even the smallest, most straightforward of everyday tasks like going to the grocery store seemed impossible. Facing a meeting, or a party felt completely overwhelming. Avoidance is a natural reaction to something that feels bad, and I did whatever it took to avoid…

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I help people who struggle with loneliness and isolation due to social anxiety, feel confident, and experience happiness with other people.

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Katy Morin

Katy Morin

I help people who struggle with loneliness and isolation due to social anxiety, feel confident, and experience happiness with other people.

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