Shyness Therapy In NJ

If you seek therapy to address shyness in yourself or a child, GATE would love to help you. Shyness is an emotion that we all feel at times and is entirely normal. But, as with any emotional state, if we find ourselves or a loved one repeatedly stuck in a particular pattern of behavior, that can be a sign of other underlying issues. 

The therapists at GATE specialize in helping people understand shyness as a learned behavior that can be unlearned through practice and patience. Through our unique approach, we are confident you will be able to find and address the underlying causes of your or a family member’s shyness.

Shyness Therapy Treatments

There are many ways to address the underlying causes of shy behavior. Here are some of the therapy sessions we offer to help address shyness.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is an essential springboard for self-growth and discovery. One-on-one sessions with a therapist allow for particularly withdrawn or shy people to explore their thoughts and emotions in a safe and secure setting. Clients will be encouraged to address the underlying causes of their shy behavior. Often the goal is to help a patient see their issue from a different, broader perspective.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a clinically proven method for helping clients change their behavior by first changing their thoughts.

CBT specialists help the patient restructure their thought process, allowing them to change their behavior gradually. If a patient wants to work on their shyness, a CBT therapist may ask a patient to record their thoughts leading up to a moment when they would start behaving in a shy manner.

By analyzing the thought process that led that patient to act shyly, the patient and therapist work together to change the thought process.

Group Therapy

This therapy option helps build a network of support and gives clients the ability to connect with others who are going through similar issues. Group therapy for shyness helps people come together to practice their social skills in a safe and comfortable setting. Through group activity and group learning, clients can develop skills to cope with their shyness.

Play Therapy

At GATE, we use gaming in our therapy sessions. This includes tools such as board games, storytelling, role-playing, sand trays, and expressive arts.

Therapy Based on Your Needs

During your consultation, our licensed counselors will help create your unique therapy plan. There’s no following a pre-set template. Your therapy experience will be tailored to your mental health needs.

How Our Counselors Can Help

The counselors at GATE are experienced in helping clients achieve their mental health goals. We want to help you find the therapy style that fits your needs best. Schedule an onboarding session with one of our counselors to further discuss your mental health goals. We’d love to help get you on the path to mental well-being.

GATE Therapy Intake Process

The licensed therapists at GATE use a three-step process to help you get the care you need. This process works as follows: consultation, evaluation, and initial appointment.

Consultation

This phase helps us determine what type of therapy works best for you. During this step, we go over insurance, medical history, therapy goals and determine whether you’d prefer in-person sessions or remote sessions. Your medical data is kept localized and secure using a confidential web-based program, TheraNest.

Evaluation

During the evaluation phase, we help build a treatment plan based on your needs, your therapy goals, and our evaluation of your mental health. This phase helps ensure that you receive the best care in the way most suited to your needs.

Appointment

In the appointment phase, we work session by session to meet your treatment plan goals. Using TheraNest, you can schedule, reschedule, and make payments online at your convenience.

Benefits of Shyness Therapy

Using our unique approach to therapy, our clients will develop:

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Learned Coping Techniques

Clients will work alongside therapists to develop and practice specific coping techniques to help recognize unhealthy behavior and redirect their thoughts.

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Depression Management

We will work with you to help you recognize the warning signs in your thoughts and behavior so that you can intervene and get help before falling into a depressive state. Through proper depression management, clients will learn how to recognize and express their vulnerabilities so that they can seek the appropriate help.

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Improved Confidence and Assertiveness

Clients will cultivate healthy thought processes designed to build feelings of self-worth and assertiveness. Improving self-confidence and developing a strong belief in self-advocacy are crucial for helping our clients achieve their mental health goals.

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