Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change: Rockville, Maryland

Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change
Rockville, Maryland

 

Social Anxiety

We offer an evidence-based, comprehensive behavioral treatment program for Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder), which consists of individual and group treatment. The individual treatment includes psychoeducation, coping skills training, and exposure therapy where the client learns to actively confront his/her fears in a systematic fashion.  The group therapy component utilizes a skills acquisition model in which specific social skills that are commonly difficult for children and teens are taught through psychoeducation, modeling, and behavioral rehearsal.  Social skills that are covered include: recognizing social cues, initiating conversations, maintaining conversations, joining groups, extending invitations, giving and receiving compliments, speaking on the telephone, proper assertiveness with peers and authority figures, and resisting peer pressure.