AI Therapy for Social Anxiety

Overcome Social Anxiety with AI-Therapy!

About the Program

Michigan Tech is offering a new program called AI-Therapy to help students learn to overcome social anxiety. Overcome Social Anxiety is a comprehensive and fully automated online treatment program that is built upon years of research and clinical experience. You are guided through a number of lessons designed to help you effectively target your anxiety. The program creates a customized experience for you based on the symptoms you report at the start of the program. The system also includes exercises designed to target key aspects of your anxiety profile, and delivers automated feedback in both written and audio formats.

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I think I may struggle with social anxiety. What should I do?

Many students struggle with social anxiety. But is it social anxiety, or just normal college social stressors? Take a look at our Self-Help Anxiety Page and check out this video to learn more.

We understand that it can be hard to reach out for professional help. That’s why we’re offering the Overcoming Social Anxiety Program. After consulting with one of our counselors, the program can be used on its own in the place of traditional counseling for most students. Check-ins with a counselor are recommended to help you stay on track with completing the program.

If you think you might be struggling with social anxiety, and especially if your anxiety symptoms are making everyday situations unbearable, please consider talking to one of our counselors.

Click here to learn more about MTU’s counseling options

According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms of social anxiety can include:

  • Persistent, intense fear or anxiety about specific social situations because you believe you may be judged negatively, embarrassed or humiliated
  • Avoidance of anxiety-producing social situations or enduring them with intense fear or anxiety
  • Excessive anxiety that's out of proportion to the situation
  • Anxiety or distress that interferes with your daily living
  • Fear or anxiety that is not better explained by a medical condition, medication or substance abuse

Take a quick ten question assessment

How do I know if this program is right for me?

The Overcome Social Anxiety program takes commitment and self-dedication to complete. You will need to set aside time to log-in and complete the work on a weekly or biweekly basis as your schedule allows. It consists of seven sections that you will have up to 6 months to complete:

Initial consultation with a counselor to determine whether this program is a good fit for you (In-Person or Zoom):

Pre-questionnaires (Self-Guided Online)

1.Thinking Exercises (Self-Guided Online)

2.Challenging your Thinking (Self-Guided Online)

Check-in with a counselor on progress (In-Person or Zoom)

3.Creating your Model (Online)

4.Behavioral Experiments (Self-Guided Online)

Check-in with a counselor on progress (In-Person or Zoom)

5.Challenge Your Thinking (Self-Guided Online)

6.Self-Processing (Self-Guided Online)

7.Relapse Prevention (Self-Guided Online)

Post-questionnaires (Self-Guided Online)

Check-in with a counselor & complete final survey - You’ve completed the program!

Students are required to attend 3 progressive relaxation sessions either individually or in a group setting. 

How do I sign-up or get more information?

Space is limited. If interested, complete this form or email smwoodru@mtu.edu.