Our 20th Year and the upcoming Group

The Social Anxiety Institute begins its 20th year of continous group therapy for social anxiety, this Saturday by welcoming new members for the local group program, virtually all of who moved here from other states, due to lack of treatment availability where they lived.  The all-day Saturday group is welcoming people from Washington State, Oregon, California, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.  The new group begins Saturday, January 26th and runs for 14 weeks.   After being with us for a time, some of these members will go back home ready to lead a group themselves.  The goal of each person is to overlearn the cognitive-behavioral therapy so that the anxiety strategies and methods become automatic, and social anxiety is gone permanently.  The new neural pathways have grown stronger than the neural pathways that lead to irrational anxiety.