Many individuals with or without a diagnosable eating disorder struggle with body image. Body dissatisfaction has become much more prevalent in recent times and is proving to be one of the highest predictors for developing disordered eating. Extreme body image disturbances can include body dysmorphic disorder and severe depression. Oftentimes therapy for people struggling with body image involves the challenging of negative messages learned from media and peers. Skills are taught to help people stop blaming their bodies and to start recognizing the beliefs and feelings that lead to negative body image.
Local Experts in Body Image
Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
You don't need to 'love yourself more' to heal your perception of your body. I offer the support and dynamic mind-body practices to guide you back to remembering that your body IS love. I've developed a decade of healing tools from simple, somatic/body-healing tools and the training I've received from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to help you navigate your way back home.
Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy
Body image has become a top issue for not only clients that have or have had eating disorders, but clients in general. I have a number of techniques I like to use when working with the issue of body image - my top being facilitating a body image timeline over 3-4 sessions with a client to get a better understanding of the client's relationship-with-body history and to encourage body positivity.
I have training in the EDIT approach to working on body image issues, and I have extensive experience working with women on body image and interrelated issues.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy
Little...Big...Thin...Thick...Short...Tall...I treat them all! I work with my clients to move into a place of acceptance with their bodies. Clients may not 'love' their bodies but they are able to start seeing their bodies in a new way. A new way that helps daily interactions feel easier. Clients start to feel the relief of joining forces with themselves in place of battling against themselves.
I have worked with several women who have experienced some sort of body shaming in their life and explored with them how it has impacted their current feelings/thoughts about their body.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
Poor body image is a common struggle for people of all backgrounds and ages. Many of the individuals I work with experience issues related to body image and self-esteem. My empowerment approach enables me to help my clients foster a healthy body image.
Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy
I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) informed clinician and I believe you deserve freedom from body image issues dominating your thoughts.