Dating Anxiety?

You’re anxious and confused about the whole dating scene and don’t know where to start. In this new digital age dating world, it seems easier to give up instead of beginning especially in a city like San Francisco. You want to try but scenarios of the worst date possible flood your head. On the date, you’re constantly worried about how you look, what to say, and how to act. You cancel dates last minute or never respond because the thought of putting yourself out there to be judged, rejected, strung along, or even ghosted causes stress. The uncertainty of dating increases your fears and makes you behave in ways that leave you feeling more alone.

Anxiety is a normal part of the human experience. It’s very common to feel nervous about meeting new people. We want to be well liked, desired, and accepted for who we are. When we put ourselves in vulnerable situations like dating, anxiety can take over.

Overcome your dating anxiety

 
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Therapy can help you

  • Have a toolbox of coping strategies

  • Challenge fears or anxious thoughts to have more balanced realistic thinking

  • Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques to be more present in the moment

  • Use role playing to help practice interacting through common anxiety provoking scenarios

  • Learn self-acceptance and find greater ease with dating

DON’T LET DATING ANXIETY HOLD YOU BACK FROM MAKING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS


Endless Dating Loop?

You’re experiencing the same kind of dates, encountering the same problems, and noticing the same outcomes, resulting in the same feeling of defeat. You wonder, “Is it me? Is it them? Maybe it’s unrealistic relationship expectations? What is it?” Whatever is it, dating can be discouraging, confusing, and draining.

In this busy, swipe left/swipe right, dating culture, it’s common to question if you’ll be able to find a good match. It’s hard to navigate the dating scene and not wonder if you’re doing something wrong. It can be easy to get lost in the motions and not have clear direction. It’s important to take a step back to reflect, explore, and examine your situation so you can establish connections that make you feel good.

Break this dating cycle

 
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Therapy can help you

  • Clarify your values, expectations, and desired outcomes

  • Identify and understand the obstacles, patterns, and choices that keep you stuck in this loop

  • Build confidence by increasing emotional and dating intelligence

  • Strengthen your skills with decision making, assertiveness, and self-awareness

GAIN clarity and intentionally define your own dating path


What’s Really Going On?

You have a lingering feeling that there may be something you’re subconsciously unaware of that is blocking deep connection. Maybe you’re wondering if the unhealthy relationships modeled in your childhood are affecting your choices. Maybe you’re curious if you have unresolved pain, internal conflicts, or limiting beliefs. Maybe you feel disconnected and have been struggling to keep your identity. Or maybe you want more out of your relationships and wonder why you can’t achieve it.

It takes a great understanding of yourself to be able to successfully date and connect with others. When we explore our inner and outer worlds, we are able to gain insight that will lead us to heal, grow, and live with purpose. Before choosing a partner, it’s important to know your own identity, be grounded in yourself, and have a sense of independence. Spending time discovering yourself and how you want to show up in the world is worth investing in.

Be fulfilled in your love life

 
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Therapy can help you

  • Identify your needs and how to get them met

  • Heal and grow from your pain

  • Explore the past and how it may affect the present

  • Address internal barriers to connection

  • Develop your identity and sense of self

Show your authentic self and cultivate a satisfying dating life