If you're socially awkward, and that awkwardness puts people off, you might benefit from group therapy. I know that is not something someone with SA wants to do, but no pain no gain. You'll know the other people have problems too, which makes it easier to talk to them. They can give you feedback on traits or habits of yours that might put people off. Most importantly, you'll get gradually used to them and be able to practice talking with people without crippling anxiety every time.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ...Eleanor Roosevelt