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Social Anxiety Disorder: Counseling for UIUC Students

This guide provides resources about social anxiety disorder, or social phobia.

In-person counseling: UIUC Counseling Center

Did you know that there is a counseling center for you right here on campus? Counseling services are provided through the health services fee you pay for each semester. The Counseling Center offers services to help students address a variety of academic, relational, social, and emotional concerns, ranging from depression and anxiety, to time management and studying skills, to transitioning to college, roommate concerns, and homesickness. The Counseling Center offers individual, couples, and group counseling.

Some helpful links:

Online counseling: BetterHelp


Did you know that your health services fee also covers free access to an online counseling service? BetterHelp provides students with the chance to interact with accredited professionals, including psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical and social workers, and board licensed professional counselors. This online platform allows you to speak one-on-one with a professional (who is specially paired with you based on your reported counseling needs) both through messaging and scheduled meetings, which can be performed through live chats, phone calls, or video sessions.