Body Image Issues

therapy Lancaster, PA

The way you view your body can have a huge impact on just about everything — your confidence, your emotional wellbeing, your happiness, career, family, and relationships. It is that inner-dialogue with yourself that can have a detrimental impact on your overall mental and physical wellbeing. 

Imagine how things would be if you started to accept your body for what it is, and maybe even go a step further into full-on love. 

What is a Body Image Disorder?

It is the belief that your body is unacceptable in its current state, that it is something to be degraded, hated, and hidden. 

What are the Signs You Need To Get Help?

*You are avoiding social events — You are turning down social invitations because you don’t want to worry about what to wear or what you will eat.

*You are having trouble focusing at work — Everywhere you look there is someone “skinnier” or “prettier.” You are beginning to think the reason you aren’t getting that promotion is because you don’t look the part. You are spending your days googling diets instead of focusing on work assignments. 

*Increased anxiety — Some anxiety about how we look can be normal but if these feelings are becoming more common, it could be time to seek help. 

*Depressive feelings — Is it hard to get out of bed in the morning? Are you having trouble feeling good about anything? Experiencing frequent bouts of sadness, crying, irritability? 

*You are preoccupied with the latest diet trends and fear you could be on a path to an eating disorder.

How We Can Help

At Move Forward, our counselors are trained in helping you with positive self-talk, the anti-diet, and changing your negative behaviors into positive ones that will help you on a path to a healthier self. It is all about helping you to feel your best in your own skin.

To be clear, we do not provide counseling for eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia but we do have counselors who specialize in helping you see yourself for the beautiful person you are inside and OUT.

Our counselors can help you build body confidence and resist appearance pressures by examining the “appearance ideal.” We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Anti-Diet, Acceptance and Change Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

We want to help you to feel good about yourself as a whole. Call us today to make an appointment.