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THERAPIST FOR BODY IMAGE ISSUES IN ORANGE COUNTY

BODY IMAGE ISSUES THERAPY

Welcome to Ashley Hudson Therapy

MEET YOUR BODY IMAGE THERAPISTS

Every time you look in the mirror, you wish for some physical feature to be different. You feel exhausted with constantly comparing yourself with every girl that walks by or shows up on your social media.  You might always wonder why your friends get more compliments or appear more attractive than you do. We understand, and we are here to help. 


We help teens and young adults develop a healthier sense of self esteem and self compassion towards their bodies. 


If you are ready to start feeling better, schedule your first appointment with a body image issues therapist today.

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HOW DOES BODY IMAGE AFFECT SELF ESTEEM

Body image can affect how teenagers and young adults feel about themselves. When people have negative body image, they might think their worth depends on how they look. They compare themselves to others and feel inferior or self-conscious. This can make them criticize their own bodies and have low self-esteem. It can also stop them from doing things they want to do. It's important to talk to someone who can help, like a therapist for body image issues, to feel better about themselves and their bodies.

Our approach to Therapy for
Body Image Issues

As body image therapists, we specialize in working with teens and young adults who are struggling with how they feel about their bodies. Often, teens compare themselves to their friends and set really high expectations that can make them feel not good enough. And the changes that come with being a teenager can be really confusing and sometimes even uncomfortable. Weight gain, body shape changes, acne, facial hair, height can make teens feel self-conscious.

Our approach to therapy for body image issues is all about guiding teens and young adults on understanding the unique challenges they face during this transformative phase and to find realistic ways to feel good. Adolescents often find themselves trapped in the cycle of comparing their bodies in which fuels feelings of inadequacy.

 

During body image therapy, we help teens gain self-acceptance and compassion for their entire being. Recognizing that the physical self is just one aspect of their identity empowers teens to embrace their strengths, interests, and talents. We address underlying issues, such as trauma, perfectionism, and disordered eating, arming them with positive coping mechanisms for challenging situations tied to body image issues. 

Parents, we understand how challenging this can be for you too. It's natural to feel frustrated and helpless when you can't instantly "fix" the issue. However, understanding that body image struggles are complex and multifaceted is essential. Open lines of communication and empathy are crucial between you and your teen. It's possible that teens feel unable to share their feelings or seek help from you, intensifying their isolation.

 

We're here to listen and offer guidance. Let's work together to create understanding and support. Your teen might find it hard to talk to you, but we're here to bridge that gap and help them feel safe.

Therapy for body image issues is a good oportunity for your teen to gain the tools and knowledge to build confidence, resilience, and foster a healthier relationship with their body.  Connect with a body image issues therapist who knows exactly how to help and support teenagers. Schedule a phone call with our intake coordinator and begin the healing journey today!

HOW DOES BODY IMAGE ISSUES AFFECT MENTAL HEALTH?

Having negative thoughts about your body image can create a whole host of problems, including the following feelings and actions:

  • Poor self esteem 

  • Anxiety

  • Body dysmorphia

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders 

  • Feelings of shame or guilt

  • Social Anxiety

  • Obsessed or preoccupied with weight and body type

  • Self conscious around others 

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THERAPY FOR BODY IMAGE ISSUES FAQs

  • Do you provide in person therapy?
    Yes, I provide in person therapy and online therapy. Typically, it is whatever feels convenient and comfortable for the client.
  • What is the length of therapy?
    There is no definitive answer to this question. Though it’s safe to say some individuals find a few sessions are sufficient, while others choose to continue long-term (over 20 sessions). Often individuals choose to continue to work with me through additional layers as they arise while others choose to address additional items outside of the therapeutic context. We can collaborate together to help you make the ultimate choice for yourself.
  • What do I need on my first appointment?
    Prior to your appointment, please complete and sign the consent form, intake form, and good faith estimate.
  • Why choose online therapy?
    Online therapy is special in its own way because you can sit and chat with me from the comfort of your own home, office, car, or where ever feels most comfortable for you. Life is busy and full of commitments. Online therapy saves time on commute, relieves stress on rushing to make your appointment, and helps with worries of childcare. Also, sometimes it is hard for others to open up in an office setting. Online therapy is a great alternative and it allows you to sit in a place of your choosing that might help relieve those barriers.
  • Why don't you take insurance?
    I like the ability to be flexible and customize my clinical approach based on my clients needs in a way that benefits my clients without being limited by insurance companies. Insurance companies require mental health professionals to provide diagnosis and treatment plans reducing confidentiality. In addition, insurance companies can limit the number of sessions and can deny request to increase number of session a client can have.

Get help

FROM A BODY IMAGE ISSUES THERAPIST

If you're struggling with feelings of unhappiness with your appearance, constantly comparing yourself and your body to others, feeling unworthy, and isolating yourself due to not wanting to be seen, know that you don't have to face these challenges alone. Reach out today for a free consultation, and together, we can work towards finding acceptance and overcoming the barriers that hold you back from connecting with yourself. Contact our intake coordinator and they will schedule you with a body image therapist today!

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