The questions above will help you in finding a therapist that is knowledgeable about and experienced treating social anxiety disorder, but something that is just as important is your level of comfort with the therapist. For most people, and especially those with social anxiety, seeing a therapist can cause anxiety. However, you can find a therapist who's style, personality, age, sex, etc. fits you well and allows you to be as comfortable as you can be. How you feel in the presence of your therapist can influence success in therapy (there is research that supports this).