Online Therapy for Body Image

Online Therapy for Body Image in Ontario by Registered Psychotherapists | Psychotherapy Collective

For many of us, the relationship we have with our body is complicated. It is heavily influenced by conditioned belief systems and narrow social attitudes around normality, value, worthiness, and beauty. Adverse life experiences such as trauma, discrimination, and abuse can also impact our ability to feel comfortable within our body.

Body image issues impact how we think of ourselves. This is often experienced as critical self talk related to our appearance, our behaviours and habits, or our sense of worth. These issues can also impact our emotional experiences, like carrying a deep sense of shame or living in constant fear of other’s opinions. The combination of critical self dialogue and our challenging emotional reactions can contribute to unhelpful behaviours such as unsustainable dieting or avoidance of activities and social engagements previously enjoyed.

With the support of a therapist, you can change the relationship you have with your body and your sense of self. It is often helpful to start by recognizing, and resisting, the destructive normative standards impacting you. In doing so, you can develop authentic notions of weight, health, worth, and beauty that are grounded in love and respect for your body. By embracing diversity in size, function, and appearance, and learning to appreciate your unique strengths and abilities, you can develop a relationship with your body grounded in acceptance.

 

Find a Therapist for Body Image at Psychotherapy Collective

Finding a therapist for body image can be difficult. At Psychotherapy Collective, our Registered Psychotherapists providing therapy for body image work with you to develop authentic perspective, grounded in love and respect relating to your health, worth and beauty. View our psychotherapist profiles below and book a free consultation.

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

As a relational therapist I observe the impact relationships and life experiences have in shaping our interactions and external views of the world. I believe therapy is a safe space to be true to who you are, to be honest with your feelings, and to explore your current challenges with the goal of empowering you to reclaim your ideal self. I work with individuals, couples, children and families with an expertise in interpersonal relationships.

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in authenticity, trust, and often humour. I carry a systemic lens, exploring the way culture, community and family shape our experiences and aspirations. I believe people have the wisdom to navigate life’s challenges and as a therapist I strive to help empower clients to facilitate change. I work with individuals, couples, children and families.

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach strives to honour and validate clients’ own wisdom regarding their emotional experiences. I work collaboratively with clients to navigate their path to healing, carefully and mindfully exploring relationships with partners, family, friends, and oneself in order to develop a balanced mental, emotional, and physical state of wellbeing. I work with individuals, couples, and families.