Body image issues are unrelated to someone’s physical appearance, but they still have a major impact on how they view themselves. If you want to talk with someone, CARESPACE can help.
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The best treatment for body image issues near you
CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away
Good news – if you’re looking for body image issues treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book online below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best.
Therapy for Body Image Issues
Therapy is a great resource for people struggling with body image issues. Speaking with a professional can provide the tools to help people understand and work through the negative thoughts and feelings associated with their self-image. During therapy, individuals can learn to replace negative beliefs about their body with positive, healthy narratives, helping them find a renewed sense of self-love and appreciation. Through evidence-based methods like cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy, people have the potential to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing—a significant step towards freeing themselves from their negative perceptions. To make therapy even more effective, individuals are encouraged to supplement their sessions with lifestyle changes such as increased exercise or improved nutrition. Doing so provides an additional avenue to boost body confidence while also improving overall health and well-being.
What is Body Image Issues Therapy?
Body image issues therapy is a type of psychological counseling that helps individuals address emotional and behavioral issues related to body image. Specifically, this type of therapy explores a person’s thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors related to their own body. It also looks at the influence of cultural influences and expectations on one’s perception of physical attractiveness and other attributes associated with physical appearance. Through this kind of therapy, individuals can gain insight into how their perceptions have developed and learn strategies for improving or maintaining a healthier perspective on themselves, their bodies and beauty. Ultimately, body images issues therapy can be an empowering tool for those struggling with how they view themselves.
How can Therapy help with Body Image?
Through therapy, individuals are empowered to explore the roots of their body image issues. While every individual’s experience is unique, common factors include events, past trauma, and cultural messages about beauty. Therapy can help individuals uncover unconscious thoughts and feelings associated with body image and examine how these thoughts have been shaped over time. Understanding where these ideas and beliefs come from can lead to meaningful insight and new perspectives on one’s self-image.
Body image issues therapy that's right for you
Kitchener Waterloo Therapy
There are various effective treatments available to alleviate body image issues and guide individuals towards a path of improved self-perception. The crucial step is to seek high-quality care from a mental health professional well-versed in body image concerns, capable of providing compassionate support throughout the journey to positive self-image. With appropriate treatment, body image issues don’t have to dictate your life; you can rediscover confidence and acceptance of your body.
At CARESPACE you have the option of seeing a counsellor either in-person or online with TeleCARE. At CARESPACE your counsellor is less than 10-minutes away, and your first online appointment is FREE.
Please visit our psychotherapy page to choose the therapist who’s right for you.