Check out my recent blog post on the subject here.
Therapy for Body Image
Have your thoughts about your body turned critical? Do you find yourself hyper focusing on your flaws to the point of obsession? Is it difficult to relax and enjoy yourself with others- especially during intimate moments? Being content feels an impossibility in this all too common scenario.
It's hard not to value yourself based upon your appearance in our looks obsessed culture, particularly for women and femmes, given harmful gender role expectations. This sets us up for a lifetime of disappointment. Time wasted pursuing dangerous "health and wellness" regimes. Holding ourselves accountable to "beauty standards" that are unattainable for most. I am happy to say, we can find a better way.
Here's the truth:
-Diet culture is toxic and hurts us all.
-Our health and worth are not determined by any part of our appearance (least of all our weight!).
-Authentic happiness is built from the inside out, one choice at a time, over the course of our lives.
Many of my clients are surprised to find that they actually feel more confident and relieved during and after our sessions, simply by talking about this difficult topic in a safe and nonjudgemental setting. New and accurate information helps, too- see the Must Reads box at the side of this page!
I am able to offer recommendations for medical support (medications or inpatient treatment) and collaborate with other healthcare professionals who you may be working with, as needed and desired, while we work together to come up with a plan that is built on kindness- and actually works for you.
You deserve informed effective support in helping you create a more positive feels-good-from-the-inside-out self view. Ready? Contact me today.