Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns

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“Every man is the builder of a Temple called his body, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.”

–Henry David Thoreau

 

 

We live in a culture in which we are constantly bombarded with images and messages about how we should look and what we should (or shouldn’t) eat. There is tremendous pressure for us to fit a certain mold of some idealized body type. Many people struggle with concerns about their body image and weight. For some, that takes the form of a diagnoseable eating disorder including Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. For others, a preoccupation with weight and body image is a persistent worry, a self-evaluation that may prevent us from living a fuller life. In my work with clients who struggle with issues related to body image, food, and weight, I strive to create an environment that is not judgmental, stigmatizing, or shaming. Rather, I work with people to help them take a look at the benefits and costs of their current approach to weight and body image. I have extensive experience working with clients with eating disorders, including collaborative work with nutritionists, dietitians, physicians, and coaches. Just imagine what you could do with your life if you didn’t have to spend so much time fighting the thoughts in your head about your body!

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