Observe how social anxiety might play out in a social media setting. Use this example to help you predict how this may apply to you and your social anxiety in similar situations.

Shmuel Fischler, LCSW-C, A-CBT
Shmuel Fischler, LCSW-C, A-CBT
NSAC Baltimore

Shmuel Fischler is the owner and director of CBT Baltimore (the Baltimore regional clinic of the National Social Anxiety Center). Shmuel has extensive clinical experience working with anxiety spectrum disorders. He has had the privilege of working with older adults in a nursing facility, adolescents in the school system, and helped run a non-profit organization supporting survivors of abuse. In addition to managing CBT Baltimore, he hosts a popular podcast
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