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Social Anxiety Help

Larry Cohen, LICSW

NOTICE: Sessions are offered in person (observing public health guidelines), or over secure video calls.


Shy? Unassertive? Self-conscious? Embarrass easily? Public speaking fear? Performance anxiety? Avoid or don’t enjoy socializing? Avoid interacting with or being around strangers? Difficulty meeting people or forming relationships? Uncomfortable speaking in groups? Shy bladder? Sexual anxiety? Think of yourself as fundamentally different, not fitting in, not good enough?

Free Workshop in Washington, DC

Friday, July 26, 2024, 7-9pm Eastern
District of Columbia

NOTICE: The workshop will be held on video call via Zoom. You must register for the workshop in advance, after which you will be sent the Zoom information.



Listen to this 8-minute radio interview with Larry Cohen, LICSW, Director of Social Anxiety Help, about what social anxiety is. (It aired in August, 2016 on the Not Broken radio show of the Canadian Mental Health Association.)


National Public Radio Story

on my social anxiety therapy group




Personal Change Stories

how cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
has helped socially anxious people
change their lives

Results-oriented Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, CBT, for social anxiety, social phobia, assertiveness training, low self-esteem, paruresis, other phobias and anxiety problems, depression, and LGBT concerns.  Larry Cohen, LICSW: providing psychotherapy and counseling services in Washington, DC, since 1990. See Services We Offer.

The Director of Social Anxiety Help
has achieved the rigorous certification in
cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
granted by the prominent
Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.
This is the gold-standard for CBT,
which outcome studies indicate is
the most effective treatment for
Social Anxiety Disorder.
The Academy has also conferred on him
the status of Fellow for having made
“sustained outstanding contributions to the
field of cognitive therapy”.

If you have any questions or comments, please email Larry Cohen, LICSW, with offices in Washington, DC.

Social Anxiety Help is a founding regional clinic of the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC): nationalsocialanxietycenter.com

STANDING UP FOR MARGINALIZED PERSONS: There is rising violence, abuse and discrimination in the United States directed against Blacks, Jews, Hispanics, Asians, Muslims, women, LGBTQ persons, immigrants, and other marginalized groups. The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC) stands for the welfare, dignity and equality of all people, regardless of individual differences and societal standards. In all our clinical and educational work, NSAC stands against racism, antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia and all other forms of bigotry and abuse.