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Far more than shyness, social anxiety is a debilitating fear of being judged by others that can hold you back from experiencing fulfilling relationships. When you’re ready to leave these feelings behind, we’re here to help. At Unique Mind Care, we offer alternative treatments for social anxiety in Houston that are free of drugs and their unpleasant side effects.

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Whether at work or in our personal lives, interacting with other friends, family, and coworkers is essential to living a happy life. If you have social anxiety, the idea of being in an unfamiliar or uncontrolled social situation may fill you with intense feelings of worry or panic. This may make you feel like you’re failing those around you by not being your true self, causing you to withdraw from the people in your life who care about you.

Social anxiety is typically treated with psychotherapy and medications, some of which may be habit-forming if used long-term. We believe in treating social anxiety differently at Unique Mind Care. This condition can be caused by imbalances in the brain, which is where we start when treating this and other mood disorders. Instead of treating the symptoms, we address the issues at their source: the brain. Our goal? For you to feel like your best self without having to take medications.

Social anxiety is not your fault, and with the right treatment plan you can leave it behind. You deserve to heal, and we’re here to help make that happen.

What is Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety is the irrational fear or hesitation to be in a public or social situation with others. Even routine interactions can cause powerful feelings of panic or unease caused by the potential of being judged, embarrassed, humiliated, or offending someone. This can feel like you’re stuck within yourself, preventing you from truly and authentically engaging with those around you.

Formerly known as social phobia, social anxiety affects an estimated 7.1% of adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Of those adults who were diagnosed with social anxiety in the last year, nearly 70% had either moderate or severe impairment. This condition is caused by environmental, social, and potentially genetic influences and is often triggered when meeting new people or being at large social gatherings.

What Are the Symptoms of Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety is a condition that affects the brain, and as such can be complicated to understand the causes. However, there are common physical, physiological, and emotional symptoms of this order, including:

  • Strong feelings of unease or self-consciousness when you’re around other people
  • Inability to make eye contact
  • Sweating, shaking, or a racing heartbeat
  • The sensation of nausea in social situations
  • Feeling trapped in your mind or not knowing what to say
  • Fears of judgment, rejection, and embarrassment
  • Avoiding gatherings of people

Our Alternative Approach to Treating Social Anxiety

Social anxiety, like other disorders, is caused by imbalances in the brain. At Unique MindCare, we believe that you shouldn’t have to live with this anxiety. You should be able to interact with other people in your professional or personal life without fear of judgment or not being accepted. That’s why we offer drug-free, non-invasive, and alternative treatments for social anxiety in Houston that are informed by decades of clinical research and experience. With our holistic approach to brain health, you can leave your social anxiety in the past.

The goal of a natural brain-based treatment for social anxiety is based on retraining your brain into functioning how it was made to. We start with a full clinical interview that provides a picture of your brain/body health, including a thorough review of your mental and emotional issues. Then you undergo an extensive testing program that begins with two detailed QEEG brain maps, auditory and visual testing accompanied with a complete report that tells us the regions of your brain that are dysregulated or out of balance and causing your struggles.

All our testing and analysis are completed in-house by our neuroscientists, who then create a plan to resolve all issues identified during the intake process. During your personalized treatment plan, you will receive:

  • Nexalin Therapy – Cleared by the FDA and only available at Unique MindCare, Nexalin Therapy creates a frequency-based waveform that stimulates your hypothalamus and the surrounding deep centers of your brain, empowering it to heal itself. These areas frequently contribute to our patients’ underlying symptoms; Nexalin allows us to address these with precision.
  • LORETA Neurofeedback Therapy – Unique Mind Care’s LORETA therapy uses non-invasive, cutting-edge technology to train your brain to replace unhealthy brainwaves with new healthy brainwave patterns. All protocols are designed in-house by our clinical team led by our licensed Ph.D. Neuroscientists. Our LORETA Neurofeedback techniques have replaced old and smaller neurofeedback systems offered at other clinics. All treatments are provided by a certified BCIA Neurotherapist.
  • Brain Health Testing  – Brain health is closely tied to physical health. After years of research on the brain-body connection, we have created a functional health protocol test to identify issues in your body that can impact the chemical balance within your brain. Mental health challenges are caused by chemical and electrical imbalances in the brain, which is why we focus on the other systems in your body that can contribute to these imbalances.
  • Neurotransmitter Testing  – The chemical system in your brain is composed of neurotransmitters. If these are out of balance, you may experience difficulties with your energy, mood, sleep, and overall brain function. Our neurotransmitter testing process measures your levels of neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine. This provides a roadmap for treatment that may include various neurotransmitter precursors like amino acids to stimulate the normalizing of your brain’s chemical system. All our neurotransmitter testing is evidence-based and all treatment recommendations are provided without the use of any prescription medications. Since most neurotransmitters travel through the gut, sometimes we recommend investigating issues or imbalances in the intestinal area that can contribute to imbalances in the brain.

Do You Suffer from Social Anxiety?

The feelings and behaviors caused by your social anxiety don’t have to define you. Make your first steps to a better tomorrow by giving us a call today.

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