Social anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders, with an estimated 6.8% annual prevalence among adults (NIMH). Its impact on a person's life can be far reaching. It's not uncommon for a person with social anxiety to shape their life decisions around their fears, while making major sacrifices in the process.
The Exploring Social Anxiety worksheet is designed for the early stages of social anxiety treatment. This activity will provide your client with psychoeducation, and an opportunity for them to explore their own experience with social anxiety. We suggest using this worksheet to help improve motivation for treatment by highlighting the impact of social anxiety, and as a way to begin establishing goals for treatment.
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