I've never received or sought any help for social anxiety. doing this online therapy is my first attempt at overcoming social anxiety. I have suffered silently with this for decades and for me this therapy is the start of my journey to managing and overcoming my social anxiety.
I am giving myself a window of 5 years until I expect to feel a major change; this is how deeply entrenched social anxiety is within my psyche.However, I think it is totally worth it. I didn't suddenly wake up one day with social anxiety and I don't expect this course will cure it all for me but it is the first step for me. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
After I finish this course, I intend to carry on doing internet research, reading CBT books, practising what I I'm learning and participating in the forums. I may not be totally cured; but every percentage point closer I get to 100% counts.
Good luck on your journey