An introduction to how to use cognitive restructuring to help you challenge and change the distorted thinking that is a major cause of your social anxiety. By the end of this series, you’ll be able to use cognitive restructuring on your own and apply it to the situations that trigger your anxiety.



Zach Pacha, LISW, A-CBT
Zach Pacha, LISW, A-CBT
NSAC Des Moines

Zach Pacha is a licensed independent social worker (LISW) who has been practicing therapy for over 13 years. Mr. Pacha has a diverse background of working in several different outpatient clinics, including community mental health for 7 years. From these experiences he has learned and continues to strive for excellence in providing the best evidence-based treatment possible. Some of the accolades Mr. Pacha is most proud of are: becoming a clinical fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, founding the regional clinic in Des Moines for the National Social Anxiety Center, completion of the International OCD foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for the treatment of adult OCD, and earning Diplomate designation of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies (A-CBT).
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