Treatment for Social Anxiety with Experienced Psychologists in Oslo

Do you or someone you know need help with social anxiety?
Social anxiety is an anxiety disorder where one fears criticism from others in social situations. There are many who suffer from social anxiety, but there are also good treatments that can help get rid of social anxiety. 

Psykologvirke offers treatment for social anxiety privately psychologist in central Oslo, day and evening time. Our psychologists have many years of further education and offer specialized treatment in targeted conversations.

You go straight to an experienced male or female psychologist specialist. The wait is short so you get started quickly, before the anxiety limits your life even more.

What is social anxiety?

Social anxiety is a thing of the past to be considered negatively in social contexts. It can typically be a fear that others will see your fear through, for example, body language or tremors in the voice.

Social anxiety symptoms include: 

  • Fear of situations where you may get a critical eye on yourself 
  • Fear of fooling yourself out 
  • Fear of talking to strangers 
  • Fear that others will see that you look anxious or scared 
  • Intense fear or anxiety in social situations 
  • Overanalyze your own behavior according to a social situation 
  • Fatigue 
  • Sweat 
  • Breathing problems
  • Palpitations 
  • Sadness 

Help with social anxiety

 Social anxiety is the most common form of anxiety. 12-13 Percent of the population experiences social anxiety during their lifetime. Many people live with social anxiety without seeking help and do not receive the treatment they need, but there is good treatment that can help. If you yourself are struggling - or someone you know with social anxiety, you should contact someone who can help cope with and overcome social anxiety. 

Our psychologists have a high level of expertise in recommended methods for treating social anxiety. We will introduce you to what you can expect if you contact us for therapy for social anxiety and how we can help you get rid of social anxiety. 

If you have already decided to give it a try, you can quickly and simply schedule an appointment here.

Treatment of social anxiety - mapping of specific mechanisms

When you seek psychological help for social anxiety with us, we start by mapping out which specific mechanisms drive exactly your ailments.

We like to distinguish between basic causal factors, triggers and sustaining factors for anxiety. 

Once we have mapped these factors, we know more about what is needed for the best treatment for social anxiety in your particular case and how we can set up a therapy.

The very awareness of the inner dynamics that drive anxiety is often therapeutic in itself.

Therapy for social anxiety - different methods

There are various recommended methods for treating social anxiety. For example intensive short-term depth therapy (ISTDP), metacognitive therapy, cognitive therapy or psychodynamic therapy.

Which method has the best effect will vary from person to person. The crucial thing for a successful treatment of social anxiety is that we work in a way that makes sense to you.

Our professional assessments will form a starting point. Furthermore, we jointly evaluate progress and the need for any adjustments.

Treatment of social anxiety by a psychologist in Oslo - security and challenge

We place great value on creating a foundation of trust and safety and of being open and forthright about what we are thinking and doing at any given moment.

Within such a framework you can best practice new ways to handle anxiety, as well as tolerate the conflicts of need and emotion that on some level are often at the root of a social anxiety disorder.

Does treatment for social anxiety work?

The prognosis for the treatment of social anxiety is good. We work with a combination treatment that offers potential for both symptom freedom and personality development.  

Many treatment methods and information online focus only on sustaining factors. In Psykologvirke we always try to work with the actual causal factors. This means that the treatment has a broader potential.

By resolving underlying, inner anxiety-creating conflicts, self-esteem improves and you can unfold more freely and enter into relationships with others on your own terms.

Everyone deserves freedom, joy, love and good health. We are a dedicated team who bring the best of psychological expertise in our work with our clients.

Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.

If you cannot afford treatment with a private-practice psychology service, you can read more about alternatives to private-practice psychology services here

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