Resources and Links

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
8430 Georgia Ave., Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 485-1001
Contact ADAA to receive a list of mental health professionals who treat anxiety disorders and a list of support groups in your area (include $3.00 for postage and handling), or search for mental health professionals and support groups in your area online.

ADAA Interactive Social Anxiety Disorder Website
Features five free e-cards that can be sent with a personal message. Each one portrays a symptom of social anxiety disorder, such as the inability to talk to people or make eye contact and the fear of talking on the telephone. Other website features include videos with a medical expert; personal stories; a downloadable brochure; self test; treatment options; and find-a-therapist. Also, visit the ADAA site for further information on signs of social anxiety, treatment options in your area as well as self-help groups for individuals suffering from anxiety

Freedom From Fear
308 Seaview Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 351-1717 (ext.19)
Call or write for a free newsletter on anxiety disorders and a referral list of treatment specialists.  Access message boards and event schedules as well as information about anxiety online.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has created the Anxiety Disorders Education Program to increase public and professional awareness of the anxiety disorders and their disruptive effects.  NIMH offers educational information about each anxiety disorder and information about resources available to individuals suffering from them.  NIMH also can provide information relevant to other mental health problems.   

Social Anxiety Research Clinic of Columbia Univ. Medical Center, New York Psychiatric Institute
The  Social Anxiety Research Clinic of Columbia University website is devoted to education about Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and opportunities for participation in Social Anxiety treatment studies. The site provides information on how to volunteer to participate in this treatment study. Treatment is provided free of charge to volunteers admitted to the study.Visitors to the site can also take an online Social Anxiety Self-Assessment that measures the severity of their social concerns.

Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center
112 Bala Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 667-6490
The Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Centers services include individual and group treatment for all anxiety orders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, simple phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Staff psychologists treat adults as well as children and focus on short-term treatments utilizing a cognitive-behavioral approach. Free support groups are available for people who suffer from OCD and from panic disorder and anxiety.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
305 Seventh Ave., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 647-1890
Contact ABCT or visit their Web site to obtain a list of mental health professionals in your state who use behavior therapy and/or cognitive behavior therapy – forms of treatment that are usually goal-oriented, short-term, and drug free.  To request free fact sheets about psychological problems visit their Web site.
American Psychological Association
750 First St., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 336-5800 or 1-800-964-2000
Call or write for referral information about psychologists in your area.  Visit the web site for free brochures and to obtain general information about psychology, common problems and psychological services.
American Psychiatric Association
APA Answer Center
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209
Toll Free:1- 888-35-PSYCH
For referral information about psychiatrists in your area, call or write the APA Answer Center.  The APA Web site contains information about mental health, about medication treatments, and a list of recommended psychiatrists in the United States.
Temple University Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CAADC)
The CAADC provides services for children and adolescents (ages 9-13) with anxiety problems.  Get more information on their web site or order therapy materials online.
Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization which consists of local meeting groups. The meetings are designed to help members communicate more effectively and overcome their fears of public speaking.Visit the Web site to obtain more information and locate a group in your area.
The Shyness Home Page
Obtain information about the Shyness Institute, the Shyness Clinic and the Social Fitness Center in California.
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) of Social Anxiety UK
Social Anxiety-UK is a group of social anxiety sufferers in the United Kingdom who provide information about the nature and treatment of social anxiety on their web page. is committed to ensuring that anyone suffering from an anxiety disorder has access to all the resources they need to understand and overcome their affliction. They strive to make mental health information accessible, inclusive, easy-to-find, and easy-to-understand. 
The Anxiety Disorders page of Mental Health America
Epidemiology, causes, symptoms, co-occurring problems, and treatments available for social anxiety disorders are discussed on this web site.  
Read case studies and learn about a psychotherapy program for social anxiety and shyness in New York, NY. Also includes audio interviews of people who have resolved social anxiety.  
Social Phobia/ Social Anxiety Association
Join a social anxiety mailing list which contains current therapy information and member messages.  The association supports new therapy groups for social anxiety, and reports about currently running groups in Phoenix, AZ, Nashville, TN, Tampa, FL, Arcadia, CA and Washington, DC.
Anxiety Relief is Here (
Dozens of articles on anxiety, including personal anxiety stories and experiences, and links to products and services to relieve anxiety.
International Paruresis Association
Visit this site if you are looking for resources for people who find it difficult or impossible to urinate in the presence of others or experience difficulty under the stress of time pressure, when being observed, when others are close by, or when on moving vehicles.
Social Anxieties and Phobias page of
Information about social anxieties, causes and treatment is available on this site.  Further, self-help issues for recovery are discussed with regard to social discomfort and anxieties
Student Guide to Surviving Stress and Anxiety in College & Beyond
A visually engaging “guidebook” for managing stress and anxiety directed toward college students.
Anxiety and Addiction Resources