Anxiety Therapist | California

Social Anxiety


For many people, social situations activate a fear of being judged or evaluated by others, leading to apprehension and avoidance of social interactions. If you have ever experienced social anxiety intensifying to the point of significant distress or interfering with your goals in life, you are all too familiar with the self-critical thoughts and expectation of judgment from others that comes along with it.

What is Social Anxiety?

 The suffering of self-critical thoughts are often believed to find their origin in what Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) calls core beliefs, which are global and longstanding “truths” of how we see ourselves, others, and the world. 

These beliefs are often based on life experiences and conditionings, rigidifying over time into a theme of oneself that may sound something like “I’m inadequate” or “I don’t belong” in the case of social anxiety. Once formed, such distorted and unhelpful core beliefs often contribute to a pattern of perceiving, thinking, and responding to others and social situations in ways that further perpetuate their assumed reality and inherent suffering.

YCBT Services is proud to be the Bixby Knolls – Long Beach, CA
regional clinic for the National Social Anxiety Center, which was
established to make quality psychotherapy services available to those in need. Through research, collaboration and educating clinicians and the public, NSAC is committed to improving services and care for people seeking help for social anxiety. Visit NSAC here for more information about Social Anxiety.

How is Social Anxiety Treated?

Studies have shown Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to be the most effective approach to treat social anxiety. 

We will work together to conceptualize what patterns of your thinking, feeling, physiology, and behavior have been serving to unintentionally maintain the components of social anxiety. 

Next you will learn and apply specific skills and strategies to experiment with and develop new and empowering responses to break free of old negative cycles.

What YCBT Can Do For You

Social Anxiety Therapy By YCBT Services

What to expect with Social Anxiety Treatment

Within a collaborative and supportive treatment relationship, we will work hard to develop the new skills and structured approaches needed to shift negative cycles of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. With motivation and hard work you can make progress expanding your comfort zone, learning to regulate your feelings, and gaining confidence in your ability to cope with more and more social situations.

About YCBT Services

YCBT Services was founded with the purpose of providing state of the art Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help you develop the tools needed to live a life of greater freedom and purpose.

Dr. Yeilding utilizes his extensive training in CBT and evidence-based treatment within an individual and compassionate relationship to help you enact change.

One of Dr. Yeilding’s core interests is the study and practice of ancient wisdom practices that are brought to new light through scientific study. Cognitive science, neuroscience, mindfulness practices, Buddhist Psychology, and clinical research frame the context of an active and engaging treatment that helps you reach your goals.

Dr. Robert Yeilding

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Yeilding’s passion for understanding the mind and the alleviation of suffering developed through his early interest in eastern wisdom teachings and the practice of mindfulness and other forms of meditation. 

He went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts from UCLA, and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. 

Our Approach

Based in decades of research and proven effectiveness, CBT is an active and goal directed treatment that helps people learn and master the skills needed to improve their well-being and happiness in life. CBT has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of many psychological challenges, including anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD, insomnia, stress-reduction, depression and mood disorders.

YCBT Services specializes in providing individual and group therapy designed specifically for the treatment of these conditions and fostering improved quality of life.

While building the skills needed to manage and overcome psychological distress, YCBT Services helps you learn to understand and relate to your experience with mindful awareness and connect you to find and act on the most important values and meaning in your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

CBT is one of the most evidence-based psychological interventions for the treatment of several psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder.

Therapy is widely understood to support healing, elucidating meaning in one’s life, guiding transformation, and bringing us closer to our goals and the lives we want to lead.

I work in an approachable and practical way with clients to collaboratively determine treatment goals.

With your overall goals in mind, we work to address each session in a structured and intentional way to troubleshoot the difficulties you’re facing and to help you move forward. 

Please book a free phone consultation for more information about YCBT Services or how Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy might be helpful for you. Treatment begins with an initial consultation to help clarify your needs and goals, evaluate the issues you are looking to get help with, and to be sure we are the best fit for you.


Individual therapy fee is $225. Sessions last between 45 and 50 minutes.

Group therapy fee is $75 per group session, plus $150 for an individual intake screening. Group sessions last 90 minutes.

YCBT Services is an out-of -network provider and collects payment at the time of service. If you have a plan with out-of-network benefits, YCBT Services is happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement.

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