Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist who has been practicing since 1978. He has created the Berent Treatment Method for Social Anxiety, which is the result of his clinical work with thousands of individuals of all ages with social anxiety since 1978. He is the author of Work Makes Me Nervous: Overcome Anxiety and Build the Confidence to Succeed (Wiley, 2010), Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties (Simon & Schuster, 1992), and Social Anxiety: The Untold Story, which is an accredited course for mental health professionals in using the Berent Method to treat social anxiety. (Andrew Kukes Foundation, 2011).
His website, www.socialanxiety.com, has served millions of unique visitors as a multimedia clearinghouse for patients, parents, and fellow mental health professionals in search of articles, educational materials, and books on social anxiety and related subjects. His library of clinical interviews appears to be the most documented clinical success with social anxiety.
Print, online, and broadcast media frequently interview Berent on social anxiety and related topics. He has appeared on Oprah, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and FOX and in the New York Times, Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe.
Berent holds a master’s in social work from Yeshiva University and a bachelor’s degree from New York University. He is certified by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and as a clinical social worker in New York State. He has extensively researched the avoidant personality and is the author of clinical articles including Obsessive Personality Disorder as Etiology for Performance Anxiety”, “Narcissistic Thinking in an Avoidance Vortex”, and “Toward an Understanding of Reservoir Implications in the Treatment of Social Anxiety”.
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