Your body image refers to the way that you experience your body as well as assumptions about how others people perceive your body. Body dissatisfaction may focus on appearance but it may also focus on the your perceptions of the capabilities or failures of your body. A negative perception of your body can lead to isolation, low-self esteem, critical self-talk, anxiety, and changes in your behavior in an attempt to alter your appearance. You may also notice that you are avoiding things that bring attention to your body or remind you of how your body has changed.
Many of my clients experience frustration with their bodies and find themselves stuck in patterns of self-blame or self-judgement that impact their self-confidence.
How Body Image Therapy Can Help You!
When you are dissatisfied with your body it can be easy to focus on what you wish was different. I work with my clients to shift narratives that leave them feeling disconnected and unfulfilled so that they can begin reconnecting with their bodies and become more confident in who they are. Body image therapy can help you to identify the root cause of your body image distress and begin to address factors that influence the way you feel about yourself and your relationships with others.
Topics we may explore in body image therapy include:
- Body image concerns that are impacting your comfort engaging intimacy
- Significant hanges in eating or exercise patterns due to concerns about your appearance
I am passionate about helping my clients create a relationship with their bodies that is built on strength and empowerment. It is my hope that you leave my office feeling comfortable and confident in your body! If you have concerns about body image therapy that you’d like to explore further, please give me a call. I would be honored to begin this journey with you.