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Adult Social Anxiety Group

Group Therapy Program for Adults (ages 29 and over)  with Social Anxiety

The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) is pleased to announce a cognitive behavioral group therapy for adults who have experienced difficulty in social situations due to anxiety, avoidance, or social skills deficits.

Groups focus on:

· Building coping skills - relaxation training, role playing, feedback

· Exposure exercises to reduce anxiety in social situations

· Cognitive re-framing to challenge anxious thoughts

· Discussion about common concerns such as work-related anxieties, making meaningful relationships, dealing with social media, and conversing with colleagues


Individuals will learn to:

· Create concrete social goals to work toward

· Cope with the physical symptoms of anxiety

· Develop skills to identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns

· Problem-solve and assert themselves in social situations

· Use feedback to understand consequences of specific social interactions


Please contact the Intake Coordinator at CUCARD, Alyssa Bernstein, at (212) 342-0951