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Teens and Anxiety: Spotting it and Addressing it

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Modern adolescence looks nothing like what it looked for you when you were a teen. Music, hair, catch phrases, technology – those change through each generation I suppose. But we’re talking about differences in values … Continue reading

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Shyness, Social Phobia and the Introverted Personality Type – Sorting Them Out

By Matt W Sandford, LMHC Many folks have just always been shy. They’ve always felt some degree of awkwardness and nervousness in social situations and in some ways have held themselves back, were reserved. And most of us shy folk … Continue reading

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5 Strategies for Combating Shyness And Social Anxiety Disorder, Too: How to Build Social Skills, Part 2

By Matt Sandford, LMHC This two part series on how to increase one’s social skills and confidence in social interaction is a companion piece to my article on Shyness, Social Phobia and Introversion. Part one proposed the need for trying … Continue reading

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5 Strategies for Combating Shyness And Social Anxiety Disorder, Too: How to Build Social Skills – Part 1

By Matt Sandford In a previous article I provided some helps for sorting out the differences between Shyness, Introversion and Social Anxiety Disorder. This is a companion piece meant to offer suggestions for addressing the skills of the person struggling … Continue reading

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