Body Image therapists in Santa Clarita, California CA
Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, PMH-C
I want to help you have a better relationship with your body. My approach to working with people who struggle with body image involves helping you befriend your body. Instead of pinching and poking and criticizing your body’s shortcomings, I want to help you find deep gratitude for what it can do, love it in spite of the number on the scale (actually, maybe just throw away your scale), and believe that your worthiness runs deeper than your physical appearance. When I work with clients to improve their body image, I don’t spend very much time talking about food. Instead, sessions often focus on a sense of control, how to feel hard feelings, perfectionism and “good-enoughness”, self-compassion, how to self-soothe in hard moments, and allowing yourself to be a messy, human person. I am committed to helping you to improve your health – with the important caveat that mental health IS health. If the diet industrial complex has failed you, and you'd like support in finding a different way to make peace with your body, reach out to me. I look forward to meeting you soon!
16 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A., AMFT
We are all born into a world where our bodies are constantly under scrutiny. The race to look and feel good in our skin can be an exhausting one, both physically and emotionally. My particular experience is that of a gay man trying to fit into a culture that puts a huge pressure on body image, sexual currency and attractiveness. These issues can be extremely hard to navigate and can lead to anxiety, depression and low self-worth. Together we will work on building a more robust sense of self which will allow you to feel more comfortable in your skin.
3 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist
We work with clients who express issues or concerns with Body Image.
7 Years Experience
Life Coach, Certified in Life coaching
Offering support in accepting who we are the way we are . Human body is beautiful regardless of gender, age and shape.
5 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A., LMFT #119163
We are born happy in our own skin. As kids, we are curious about our bodies and enjoy exploring them. Then something goes wrong. A well-meaning parent suggests we skip dessert, and the dolls we play with are so anatomically inaccurate they would fall over if they were humans. Then we start to attend school and become more aware of the larger culture. We notice only certain types of bodies are portrayed in the media. Our peers and our social media tell us we should look a particular way. This story may sound familiar, and sadly, it’s a common one. Unfortunately, for so many of us, the dissatisfaction with our bodies starts when we are young and persists for many years, particularly if we don’t start to examine how we think. Together, through radical self-acceptance, fat positivity, and the anti-diet framework we can begin to work toward healing.
7 Years Experience
Psychologist, Clinical and Forensic Psychology
Our work with you will be deep and focused to help you understand how you may be using your body to keep the score to the experiences of your life.
27 Years Experience
Hypnotherapist, Licensed RTT Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotist, Duke Certified Health Coach, Spiritual Counselor
With body issues I work with the client to navigate get clarity and find the root cause to the body image issues. From there we use methods to help restore a positive body image.
8 Years Experience
Body image issues are often rooted in societal, cultural, and familial expectations. Therapy can help you explore these expectations and life experiences and how they have impacted your body image. Helping you to regain control and shift the relationship you have with your body.
23 Years Experience
Body image issues occur in both women and men and are often driven by societal, cultural, and familial expectations. Our therapists help you explore how these expectations have impacted your own image and to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to shift the narrative regarding your body.
11 Years Experience
Licensed Psychoanalyst, Ph.D.
Our first sense of ourselves comes from our body. We know we are alive and separate from the Mother. If the mothering is not adequate the infant will not have a good sense of self. This will follow them throughout their development. It is the root of later eating disorders and body image problems. Self-awareness and insight may be able to mediate these issues and may also be a source of energy for growth. We have been helping people to grow from their psychopathologies for 30 years using classical and the new evidence based theories and techniques.
43 Years Experience