Social Anxiety / Shyness

Avoiding social or performance situations – or enduring them with extreme discomfort – is a mark of Social Anxiety. Fear of being observed, judged and scrutinized by others is a predominant fear. A child may be reluctant to meet and talk with new people in new settings or attend birthday parties, join sports teams and participate in other group activities where his or her peers might be present.

Recommended treatment is Acceptance and Mindfulness with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.