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Social Anxiety Help
National Public Radio Story on
My Social Anxiety Therapy Group
National Public Radio broadcast a feature story on the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety on it's All Things Considered news show on June 2, 2004. The story focuses on a client of mine, "Judy," and the work she did in my social anxiety therapy group. It includes an extensive interview with "Judy," and follows her as she does a self-chosen homework experiment at Dupont Circle, in Washington, DC. The story also includes informational interviews with myself, and with an expert from the American Psychological Association, about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT, also called cognitive behavior therapy or cognitive therapy). This is the first of a three-part series on CBT broadcast by NPR on its national evening news program, All Things Considered.
(National Public Radio audio broadcast)
57-year-old white lesbian Washington, DC
"Now it just seems like the experiments I did in the very beginning look so easy to me, that I could do it without even thinking or without becoming at all nervous."
Click below to listen to this 8 1/2 -minute story:
(audio & written)
27-year-old Hispanic woman
Maryland, suburban DC
(immigrant from Peru)
"People are finally starting to see me differently.
I'm pretty confident that there are going to be more great things along the way
that are still there for me to discover later.
Social anxiety therapy has really changed my life."
36-year-old African-Caribbean female
“I felt tense, self-conscious, and paralyzed by the fear that
others would notice my anxiety and ridicule or think less of me.
I feared that asserting myself would erode my relationships
alienate cherished family and friends."
If you have any questions or comments,
please email Larry Cohen, LICSW,
with offices in Washington, DC.
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