Have Mental Health Questions? Ask a Psychiatrist Online
Welcome to JA. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in NYS. I am preparing my reply and will post in one moment.
Thank you for sharing what has been on your mind. It is a good idea for a person to seek psychological professional help when they are having symptoms that are interfering with their functioning or their quality of life. Certainly the sexual molestation and negative spiritual experiences could cause a person to feel unsafe and to not trust individuals. You could have many triggers that remind you of these situations that would cause you difficulty now. Does this make sense to you?
Please let me know if you have any further questions and if I can help in any other way. I am here for you. I would appreciate you taking a moment to rate my service to you. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC
If you are finished chatting with me I would like to ask that you please take a moment to rate my service to you, I would truly appreciate it. I wish you the best. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC
Do you mean other working with a psychotherapist to help with trauma, trust issues and social anxiety? Linda D., LMSW, CASAC
The most effective treatment for anxiety disorders, including social anxiety is the combination of 1). medication to treat the biochemical aspect of the brain not working efficiently enough to keep our moods in balance. The medications are usually an SSRI ( Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor), they are relatively low cost, can be prescribed by your doctor and are non addictive. They are not adding anything to your brain as much as helping the neurotransmitters to work more efficiently. 2). Psychotherapy and 3). good Self Care. I have attached a wellness chart for you that will help you to see the many different things you can do on your own to increase your ability cope without having anxious symptoms. The only reason we consider social anxiety a problem is if it prevents the person from enjoying social situations and activities. I hope this helps. Please don't forget to rate my service to you as this is the only way we are compensated for our work. Thank you so much. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC
You are welcome, I am sincerely ***** ***** be here for you. All of us go through different periods of time in our life when we need more stimulation or conversation with us and when we do not. Honestly, I think it is great that you understand that you just prefer silence at times even if you are with other people. I know other men and women who are like that too. It is not a problem then. Linda D., LMSW, CASAC
No, it is not weird. It is important that you know you can just be yourself and believe in yourself. Everyone is different and people really should not judge each other. I wish you all the best. Sincerely, ***** *****