Barbara Markway Ph.D.

Barbara Markway, Ph.D., is a psychologist with over 20 of experience and the author several books on social anxiety disorder. Her first book, Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety & Phobia, was named one of the most scientifically valid self-help books in a study published in Professional Psychology, Research and Practice. She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and featured in the PBS documentary Afraid of People. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Prevention, Essence, American Health, Real Simple and WebMD. She has been heard on radio shows across the country. Dr. Markway's newest book is The Self-Confidence Workbook: A Guide for Overcoming Self-Doubt and Increasing Self-Esteem. She has a private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, visit

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We cover topics including shyness, social anxiety and introversion. We write about children and adults. In all cases, our focus is on greater understanding and acceptance of each person’s unique strengths.

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