What are body issues? This may be a bit more difficult to define than you think. Generally, people are going to be more self-conscious about themselves. Many men and women worry about the way they look, for example, when they step out into public. They worry about what others think of them. They seem “problems” with the way they look and they think they need to do something before someone else learns about their deep dark secret. If you face concerns like this, it may be time to seek out some help and support. A therapist can be necessary.
Do You Need a Therapist?
If you think you need some help, get it. There is no reason not to turn to a therapist to better understand what you are facing and what you are going through. A therapist is also very important in some situations when it comes to body image.
- Do you hide yourself at home or in deep layers of clothing because you are afraid of what people will think of you? If your quality of life and social interaction is lessened because of the way you feel you look, you may find help in a therapist.
- Are you struggling with finding a way to fix a problem? In some cases, you may be so overwhelmed with your perceived problems so much so that it is impacting the relationships you are in.
- Do you find yourself constantly looking for a better look? You may be going under cosmetic surgery on a regular basis or you may be looking for ways to improve one area or the next.
- Are you losing so much weight or gaining so much weight that it is impacting your health in any way?
- Do you find yourself uncomfortable around people?
Body issues are very real. They impact everyone from time to time, but teens can be especially vulnerable I these situations. The good news is you can overcome them.
There is a very big difference in being healthy and taking care of yourself and dealing with what you think are problems on a constant basis. With the help of a professional, you can get the confidence you need to move to a healthy place. Turn to our therapist to learn more about body issues and what you can do about them within your life.
Contact me to schedule a free consultation at 212-413-7088.