Shyness Therapy in New Brunswick, NJ

Do you need help addressing the underlying mental health issues that cause your shyness? Gaming Approaches Towards Education, LLC (GATE) offers shyness therapy in New Brunswick, NJ. Shyness can be a complex emotion to understand, and ultimately it can be difficult to express your feelings. We provide a safe environment where you can express your thoughts and emotions and work through them to create healthier choices. 

At GATE, we’ll help you overcome your shy tendencies with practice and patience. We’ll work with you to find a therapy method that’s best for you to develop the skills, self-esteem, and tools you’ll need to overcome your shyness.

Shyness Therapy Treatments

Below, we’ll break down how we use therapy to address the underlying causes of shyness.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy allows those who struggle with shyness to work one on one with one of our compassionate therapists. In this private environment, we help those who tend to be more withdrawn to open up and express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions with our experienced therapist.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is an effective method our therapists use to help you change your actions by changing your thoughts. Restructuring your thought processes can be challenging, but our therapists will guide you through gradual adjustments to how you think to benefit your mental health in the long run.

Part of this shyness therapy is self-realization. Our therapist may ask you to record your thoughts and shy tendencies to understand how one leads to another.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a helpful type of shyness therapy we offer in New Brunswick, NJ. It provides a way to connect with others facing similar mental health issues. This is a great way to gain support and learn from shared experiences. One of our therapists leads group therapy sessions to create a safe environment for all who participate.

Play Therapy

Gaming is a key part of our therapy process at GATE. We include tools in our sessions like board games, storytelling, role-playing, sand trays, and expressive arts to teach valuable skills.

Therapy Based on Your Needs

When we first meet with you, we’ll perform an initial evaluation of you and your mental health. We use this time to determine your mental health needs and your goals for therapy, so we may best tailor our therapy services to you.

How Our Counselors Can Help

At GATE, we’re dedicated to helping you find the shyness therapy style that works best for you. When we find that style, we’ll work with you closely to help you achieve your mental health goals. 

To learn more about how our therapists and counselors can help you achieve your mental health goals with shyness therapy in New Brunswick, NJ, schedule an onboarding session with us today.

Our Therapy Process

Once you’ve scheduled an onboarding session with us, we’ll walk you through our process so you can begin scheduling therapy appointments. This involves a consultation and evaluation prior to your first appointment.

Consultation

We begin with a consultation to collect any relevant information, such as insurance, medical history, and your goals for therapy. All of your information will be stored on our confidential web-based program, TheraNest. On this program, you’ll also be able to schedule, reschedule, and cancel appointments if need be and meet for telehealth sessions.

Evaluation

After this, we’ll perform an initial evaluation to determine your needs. The evaluation is used to tailor our therapies to you. This part of the onboarding process

Appointment

Once both preliminary evaluations are completed, you’re free to start scheduling therapy appointments at your convenience. TheraNest allows you to schedule, cancel, and pay for your copayments easily online.

Benefits of Shyness Therapy

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Learned Coping Techniques

Our shyness therapists in New Brunswick, NJ, will help you develop techniques for working through your shyness. Our techniques will help you recognize your unhealthy choices and reframe your thoughts toward healthier actions.

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Anger Management

When improving your actions, it's important to prepare you for the warning signs that come along with negative thoughts. We teach valuable anger management techniques to help you work through your vulnerable feelings in order to find the best way to express yourself in a healthy way.

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Improved Confidence and Assertiveness

We’ll work with you to build the self-confidence and self-worth you need for everyday life. We instill a strong belief in self-advocacy and strive to improve the mental health of all of our clients.

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