I am extremely new to this website and am not really expecting a reply but I thought it would be good to try. I haves struggled with social anxiety for years now and have never sought out help for it. I am extremely afraid of commitment to a therapist and do not want to be forced into anything I don't want to do. Social interactions aren't exactly my problem.. However, the idea of public speaking and presenting in front of a group of people sends shivers down my spine. On top of that, walking through crowds makes me so anxious that I sometimes feel as if I'll pass out. I've tried distracting myself during these anxiety-triggering situations and nothing seems to help. I have a constant fear that everyone around me is judging me and I'm not sure how to get over this without professional help. It's a slightly embarrassing disorder for me to have so I'm hoping someone can help! Thanks!