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Vanessa Wolter Therapy offers experiential and holistic psychotherapy to clients in the Bay Area who are seeking to reclaim their voice, assert their self-worth and embody the most natural expressions of who they really are. Specializing in social anxiety and sensitivity. 

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Social Anxiety Group

Our Social Anxiety, Shyness and Sensitivity Group was developed by myself and my colleague Victoria Spiers MFTi to take you on a unique journey of observation, exploration, and experimentation that will help nurture a new more adaptive relationship between your anxiety and your authentic self. 

Social anxiety, Shyness, and Sensitivity Group


 

TOGETHER WE WILL:

  • Establish a support group of people who understand what it is like to live with social anxiety.

  • Examine the nature of your social anxiety.

  • Play with awareness of anxiety through the investigation of physical sensations, thoughts, and behaviors.

  • Learn relaxation, behavioral, and mindfulness skills to help regulate anxiety.

  • Explore the macro and micro causes/influential forces of your social anxiety from the dimensions of mind, body, emotion, and spirit.

  • Take a closer look at supportive and unsupportive self-care strategies.

  • Understand and create a new relationship with your social anxiety through art, narrative, and experiential exercises.

  • Determine your short-term and long-term goals and objectives.

  • Externalize your social anxiety through dis-identification and defusion techniques.

  • Practice anxiety-provoking situations in a safe and supportive environment.

Our Social Anxiety, Shyness and Sensitivity Group was developed by myself and my colleague Victoria Spiers MFTi to take you on a unique journey of observation, exploration, and experimentation that will help nurture a new more adaptive relationship between your anxiety and your authentic self. 

The experience of social anxiety is related to a number of common personality styles and traits including being shy, introverted, perfectionistic, and highly sensitive. It is usually characterized by a persistent fear of criticism, rejection, and/or disapproval by others especially when interacting with people, being observed by people, and/or performing in front of people.

Social discomfort can also be due to overarousal or the dread of being overaroused. Through the lens of Transpersonal Psychology, Psychosynthesis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Gestalt, we will discover new things about ourselves and this fear of disapproval and overarousal that we all share in common. 

This is a holistic integrative 10 week series that happens once a year.

To sign up for our next group or to ask any questions you might have, click the "I'm Interested in the Group" button below and send me a message.


WHEN: Our next group will run in the Spring of 2020. Send me a message if you would like to be notified when we finalize the dates. (Your email address is always kept confidential.)

WHO: The group will be co-facilitated by myself and Victoria Spiers MFT Intern #86002. The group will be limited to no more than 8 participants. 

HOW MUCH: The cost of each group session is $50. 

WHERE: The group will meet at 14 Precita Ave. San Francisco.



It takes two flints to make a fire.
— Louisa May Alcott