Social Anxiety Group Toronto - The Mindfulness Clinic

Social Anxiety Group

Do you worry excessively about social situations, fear that you will embarrass or humiliate yourself in public, or fear that others will notice that you are nervous? In social situations do you blush, have a shaky voice, sweat or get hot flashes, feel dizzy or faint? Do you avoid being with people, hide in the background, never go anywhere without a friend, or drink before going out to soothe your nerves?

  • meeting new people
  • being watched while you do something
  • making small talk
  • being the centre of attention
  • going on a date or to a party
  • needing to speak up in class or at a meeting
  • being teased or criticized
  • making a presentation
Did you answer YES to many of these questions listed above in the dropdown? If so, our Social Anxiety/Social Phobia Program (SAP) can be a big help for you.

About our Social Anxiety Group (SAG)

SAG combines mindfulness training with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you effectively manage social anxiety and social phobia. Our group sessions are effective.  By the end of the group, you will be able to overcome your anxiety so you can engage in the social activities that are meaningful and important to you.  The benefits from the group will last long after the group is over.

  • In our group sessions, you can learn and practice tools and techniques to help you overcome social anxiety. By the end of the group, you can be more relaxed and successful in social situations.
  • Classes are held in downtown Toronto once a week for 10 weeks. Each class is 2 hours long.
  • Our groups are small, no more than 12 participants. This will ensure that you get the individual attention that you need.
  • Before group classes start we meet with you privately to clarify your personal goals and prepare you for the group.
  • This group is facilitated by two experienced psychotherapists, ensuring the personal attention you need and deserve
Therapy Options:

People with social anxiety are often hesitant to join a group. We can reassure you that this group program is right for you exactly because you are anxious about joining groups. The group format gives you a safe place to learn skills so you can overcome your social anxiety. If scheduling conflicts make it impossible for you to join a group, then we can offer you the option of individual therapy sessions. They can also be very helpful.

Cost of Group Therapy Programs:
The clinic fee is $675 (includes psychologist fee, workbook and handouts). Dr. Fleming’s services are covered by OHIP. You will need to show your OHIP card as proof of coverage. If you do not have OHIP coverage, the cost of the group is $975. The fee for this group can be paid in instalments, and is covered by most insurance plans.
Watch the short video above to learn more about how our Social Anxiety Group can help you.

UPCOMING SAG DATES:

Thursdays
September 12th to November 21th, 2017
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
(no class October 31).
The 10-week program at The Mindfulness Clinic

Taught by Dr. Jan Fleming and Dr. Nancy Kocovski, the authors of The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety & Shyness.