THERAPIST FOR BODY IMAGE ISSUES IN ORANGE COUNTY
BODY IMAGE ISSUES THERAPY
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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 a complimentary consultation with a body image issues therapist today.
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. Contact us for a free consultation.
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:
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 a body image therapist today to set up a free consultation.