Episode 266: Developing Social Skills & Alternatives to Therapy


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Hello, friends. In this episode, I take a look at two super interesting questions relating to developing your social skills when you’re a socially anxious person, and alternative options to tackling anxiety and depression when you can’t afford therapy.

Question 1:

I’m a socially anxious introvert, and in looking for ways to overcome and outgrow this problem I found that exposure is the best way to do it, but since I have been socially anxious from childhood I haven’t developed any social skills which makes it more difficult to be in a social situation. So I’m looking for ways to develop my social skills considering my situation. Finally, I thank you for all the good work you’ve been doing and I hope you will find my question interesting enough to qualify for an answer.

Question 2:

I am in my mid-twenties and have struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager and have had my ups and downs. My mom is aware of my struggles and is very understanding and helpful, since she and my grandmother have struggled with depression too and it, unfortunately, seems to run in our family.
I have been on medication for a while now and it’s been working out all right, but life changes, disruptions in my regular routine, etc. seem to have brought my mental issues back full force. I feel flat and disaffected, to say the least. But I can’t afford therapy and I don’t want to put the burden on my family and ask for help any more than I already have.
Are there any alternatives/free resources/etc. that you would recommend for when you’re slipping back into a dark place and can’t get the exact help you need?

Episode 266 – Related Posts

As well as listening to the podcast, you can also find my thoughts on the questions in written format in these related posts!

Question 1 – How to Develop Social Skills as a Socially Anxious Introvert – Duff The Psych

Question 2 – What to do When You Can’t Afford Therapy – Duff The Psych


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