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.

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, authenticity, acceptance, and often humour. I believe you are the expert in your life. I work collaboratively with you to facilitate change and cultivate meaning by exploring the narratives, relationships, and systems that impact you, while also highlighting your skills and resources, and celebrating your successes. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Sharron Carson
RP

Sharron Carson
RP

My approach to therapy is client centred, meaning that my client’s voice, needs and preferences always guide our sessions. It is my priority to provide a calm and safe space where clients feel comfortable to openly express their thoughts or concerns and to be their authentic selves. I have over 30 years of experience working with youth, individuals, and families. I would be honoured to connect with you for a consultation.

Pamela Li
RP

Pamela Li
RP

My approach to therapy is grounded in compassion, collaboration, and authenticity. I believe that every individual is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. I focus on helping my clients tune into their inner experiences through the use of words, creative expressions, and self-reflection. I strive to offer a warm, non-judgmental space where you can embark on your journey of growth, healing, and self-discovery. I work with individuals, youths and families.

Michelle Iacobucci
MSc, RP

Michelle Iacobucci
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is founded on authenticity, trust, openness, warmth, and non-judgement. In revealing my genuine self to clients, I strive to create an environment where you feel comfortable and supported to be true to who you are. I seek to learn about the important systems in your life, how they interact, and the meaning they hold for you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

As a therapist, I have the privilege of witnessing transformation as I sit alongside individuals, couples and families as they work to heal old wounds while creating new patterns. Even in the darkest of moments I have watched countless people make meaning of their lives, narrate their suffering and overcome severe loss and trauma with a sense of empowerment. My approach is integrative, pulling from various therapeutic modalities in my work with clients. I work with individuals (15+), couples and families.

Elaine Stirling
MSc, RP

Elaine Stirling
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I believe that people can be their most ideal and authentic self when they feel supported and valued. My aim is to create a space where this discovery is possible in order to facilitate the exploration of meaningful goals and sustainable change. My therapeutic approach is largely collaborative, as I am mindful that each individual is the expert of their own life. I work with individuals and couples.

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Life presents us all with challenges, and one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the opportunity to heal and grow. I believe healing and growth occur through authenticity, acknowledgement, and connection and I seek to provide a therapeutic environment to help this unfold. My approach is rooted in relational, systemic, strength-based, and anti-oppressive practices that seek to strengthen and empower those I work with. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Shanna Budzinsky
A.Cw.D., RP

Shanna Budzinsky
A.Cw.D., RP

Each person has a unique story, as well as the strength and resiliency to live that story. My approach to therapy reflects these truths by providing an environment that fosters safety, trust, authenticity and exploration. I work from a strengths-based and collaborative lens because I believe that people thrive with connection and encouragement. I work with individuals, couples, families and youth age 14+.

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.

Sara Sherstobitoff
MEd, RP

Sara Sherstobitoff
MEd, RP

We all have stories. Therapy allows us time to process, untangle and reflect on our stories so that we can better understand ourselves and the world around us. In order for you to feel safe to share your experiences with me, I focus on creating a warm, supportive environment where you can be your authentic self. I work with individuals and youth.

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I operate from a systemic perspective as I believe our relationships with others, society, and ourselves shape our experiences in the world. As an immigrant, I understand the cultural tensions that can arise when acclimating to a Western world. My approach is focused on emphasizing inherent strengths and resiliency to help navigate current and future challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families.