Social Anxiety Group
We are excited to offer a social anxiety group at CTOC in our Costa Mesa office. The group is for adults with social anxiety and has been developed following a cognitive-behavioral therapy model. It provides an optimal situation for people to face their fears directly by participating in a group setting.
The group is intended to help people who experience anxiety and distress in social situations, have difficulty interacting with others, and describe themselves as shy or having few friends. People who will most benefit from this group have a desire to form close relationships, but experience anxiety which may cause them to avoid social interaction.
The group is structured with various components, including education, strategies for coping with anxiety, facing and conquering fears, and discussion of the group material. There is regular use of exposure exercises (also called behavioral experiments) in and out of the office. The exposure exercises are collaboratively developed with each participant to maximize the potential for learning and mastery.
The group will be facilitated by licensed psychologist Bridgette Atallah, Psy.D. who has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders. It will be held one evening per week.
The group offers rolling enrollment, so new members are welcome at any time. A brief, free phone screening is required before the patient’s initial session. The full duration of the group is 16 weeks, though some people will respond more quickly, while others will prefer to continue on after 16 weeks. The cost of the group is from $55-$90 per session, dependent on whether the individual pre-pays for several group meetings in advance.
If you are interested in participating in our social anxiety group, please call us at 949-675-0545 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
The cost of the group is from $55-$90 per session, dependent on whether the individual pre-pays for several group meetings in advance.
One group meeting: $ 90.00
Prepayment 4 group meetings: $300.00 ($75/group)
Prepayment 8 group meetings: $520.00 ($65/group)
Prepayment 16 group meetings: $880.00 ($55/group)
All Social Anxiety Group meetings are held at our Costa Mesa office.
Cognitive Therapy Orange County
151 Kalmus Dr, Suite B-220
Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
Social Anxiety Group meetings are held once per week.
Please call Dr. Atallah
949 675 0545 for current day and time.