Would therapy help with this overwhelming anxiety i have when meeting new people and being around my best friend friends and not being able to talk because i have so much anxiety. This anxiety is causing problems with my best friend.
You may be struggling with a form of social anxiety. Anxiety specific therapy would definitely help with this. A therapist will teach you skills to use when you are in social situations and are feeling anxious. you may want to Contact a therapist here at insight, or check out this resource for more info.
In the meantime, you may find it beneficial to google some information on social anxieties. This information may also benefit your friend in understanding why you feel anxious around their friends.