Social Anxiety Help is a founding regional clinic of the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC): nationalsacenter.com
OTHER PERSONAL CHANGE STORIES
31-year-old gay, white man Washington, DC "I can just be me....
I moved forward. I took a risk, and the result has paid itself out so many times!"
30-year-old African-American woman
Washington, DC "I was bullied by all of my classmates....
I am a good person. No one can ever make fun of that."
(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."
37-year-old white, male writer Colombia, South America
(formerly of Washington, DC) "I struggled with shyness and low self-esteem,
specifically with regard to my physical appearance and feelings of attractiveness."
44-year-old single, female nurse
Washington, DC "My life is different now.
I feel like I can be who I always was inside."
(audio and written)
56-year-old gay male, retired investment banker Washington, DC "It is possible to find personal strength and happiness."
34-year-old Jewish man
Costa Rica, Central America
Maryland, suburban DC)
"I finally had the courage to do things I'd always hoped I'd be able to do"
33-year-old transgender, white woman
Maryland, suburban DC
"I fell into a core belief that
I'm fundamentally different and defective
and that I have nothing in common with
those I perceive to be 'normal.'"
26-year-old African American woman Washington, DC "I was living too much in my head,
instead of being mindful and in the moment in social situations."
24-year-old gay man
Washington, DC "Did I fit in? Was I gay enough?"
29-year-old South Asian man
Washington, DC "Would people notice my nervousness?
Would I say something dumb?"
(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."
25-year-old white man
Washington, DC "Just having any person stopping by my cubicle at work
would bring feelings of trembling, blushing, sweating, and extreme tension."
If you have any questions or comments,
, Larry Cohen, LICSW
with offices in Washington, DC.