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Dr. Thomas A. Richards
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Notice and congratulate yourself for your
progress as you systematically work against social anxiety.  Be honest
and nice to yourself, as you take daily steps against social anxiety. https://socialanxietyinstitute.org/permanent-changes-brain-and-rational-...
Notice and congratulate yourself for your progress as you systematically work against social anxiety. Be honest and nice to yourself, as you take daily steps against social anxiety. https://socialanxietyinstitute.org/permanen...
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Be careful about what you say about
yourself.What you say about yourself is believed by your brain.  If you
say you're no good at something, the brain believes it.  Question your
old irrational beliefs.  Are they really true?  Or have you been blowing
t...
Be careful about what you say about yourself.What you say about yourself is believed by your brain. If you say you're no good at something, the brain believes it. Question your old irrational beliefs. Are they really true? Or...
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Everyone is welcome to take part in the Social Anxiety Forum. Some of the latest topics being discussed: When it's not all in your head = bullying Being Extra sensitive Being more social Are You an Only Child? Having a quiet voice in public Shyness vs. soci...
Everyone is welcome to take part in the Social Anxiety Forum. Some of the latest topics being discussed: When it's not all in your head = bullying Being Extra sensitive Being more social Are You an Only Child? Having a quiet...
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Rational thinking changes the way the brain operates physiologically. Cognitive therapy helps us to think more rationally. https://www.socialanxietyinstitute.org/permanent-changes-brain-and-rational-credit
Rational thinking changes the way the brain operates physiologically. Cognitive therapy helps us to think more rationally. https://www.socialanxietyinstitute.org/permanent-changes-brain-and-rational-credit
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In the Social Anxiety community forum, Dave tells of his life and about overcoming social anxiety: http:// forum.socialanxietyinstitute.or g/t/ my-life-with-sa-and-how-im-star ting-to-overcome-it/95 http://forum.socialanxietyinstitute.org
In the Social Anxiety community forum, Dave tells of his life and about overcoming social anxiety: http://forum.socialanxietyinstitute.org/t/my-life-with-sa-and-how-im-starting-to-overcome-it/95 http://forum.socialanxietyinst...
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Shyness and social anxiety are not the same thing.  Recent research confirms they are two different conditions. https://www.socialanxietyinstitute.org/shyness-or-social-anxiety-disorder
Shyness and social anxiety are not the same thing.  Recent research confirms they are two different conditions. https://www.socialanxietyinstitute.org/shyness-or-social-anxiety-disorder
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Notice and congratulate yourself for your progress as you systematically work against social anxiety. Be honest and nice to yourself, as you take daily steps against social anxiety.

https://socialanxietyinstitute.org/permanent-changes-brain-and-rational-credit
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Be careful about what you say about yourself.What you say about yourself is believed by your brain. If you say you're no good at something, the brain believes it. Question your old irrational beliefs. Are they really true? Or have you been blowing things out of proportion?

https://socialanxietyinstitute.org/changing-thoughts-and-beliefs
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Everyone is welcome to take part in the Social Anxiety Forum.
Some of the latest topics being discussed:

When it's not all in your head = bullying
Being Extra sensitive
Being more social
Are You an Only Child?
Having a quiet voice in public
Shyness vs. social anxiety
Hanging out with people at school
life with SA and how I’m starting to overcome it
Starting Up Your Own Behavioural Group

http://forum.socialanxietyinstitute.org/
Help and discussion forum for those who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia): Symptoms, therapy, support, groups, and treatment
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Rational thinking changes the way the brain operates physiologically. Cognitive therapy helps us to think more rationally.

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In the Social Anxiety community forum, Dave tells of his life and about overcoming social anxiety:

http://forum.socialanxietyinstitute.org/t/my-life-with-sa-and-how-im-starting-to-overcome-it/95
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Shyness and social anxiety disorder are two different things.  Recent research confirms this.  
https://www.socialanxietyinstitute.org/shyness-or-social-anxiety-disorder
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Psychologist, Director of Social Anxiety Institute
Introduction
Dr. Thomas A. Richards is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of social anxiety disorder.  He is director of the Social Anxiety Institute in Phoenix.  The Social Anxiety Institute has an international outreach and reputation.  One-fourth of our group participants are people from outside the United States, who temporarily move here to undergo treatment for social anxiety.
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Founded the Anxiety Clinic of Arizona and the Social Anxiety Institute. Published first website dedicated entirely to social anxiety disorder.
Education
  • Arizona State University
    Ph.D. in Psychology, 1986 - 1990
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Social Anxiety Therapy
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  • Social Anxiety Institute
    Clinical Psychologist, 1994 - present
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Phoenix, Arizona
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