Body Image

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

Emily Derouin

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

I specialized in eating disorders during my internship where I also. I co-founded a body image group. I work from a Health at Every Size approach which means that I believe that health can be achieved no matter your size. I am also an advocate for inclusivity in media representation.

Stephanie Boulton

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

There are so many ways society teaches us to be unhappy with the way we look or feel in our bodies. Race, anti-fat bias, diet culture, gender identity, and our own experiences of being in our own bodies impact how we feel. I work with people to unpack the discomfort that comes with being in a body and help find ways for people to feel more at ease with themselves.

Rebecca Moravec

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy

If you struggle with your body image, I get it. I also know that you deserve to find peace with your body and that peace is possible. I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) informed clinician. This model will help you find freedom from the body image issues dominating your thoughts. If you are ready to make peace with your body so that you can LIVE a full life, I can help.

Cindy Gordon

Individual Therapy

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.

Molly Olk

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.

Erica Faulhaber

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.

Rowen Mikodah

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.

Helene Simons

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child 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.

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