San Francisco Eating Disorder Therapy
Help for Compulsive Eating, Body Image, and Food Addiction. Are you managing your feelings by using food? Are you overly concerned about your weight or the shape of your body so that it affects how you are with others, or keeps you from participating in life? Do you struggle to maintain a balanced self-image?
Problems with food and a focus on body image can be symptoms of deeper issues which often involve your sense of self, and can result in a cycle of shame and despair. A preoccupation with over-eating, restricting, purging, and appearance, when it interferes with your ability to sustain relationships or causes difficulties in your functioning, are often conflicts concerning your sense of identity, sexuality, or lack of power and feelings of entitlement in relationship to others. These symptoms can also be the result of experiencing trauma.
Disordered eating symptoms and a focus on weight, size and shape often serve to help one manage difficult feelings, thoughts and moods. With this is mind, it can be helpful to pursue help with these issues in a safe, supportive environment with someone who specializes in treating disordered eating.
Therapy will help you explore and understand your difficulties, and learn to manage feelings without using food to stuff them down, numb out, or disconnect from your body. I provide in-depth, individual and family therapy for problems with food and body image issues, to help you break the cycle of deprivation and over-indulgence.If you have questions or would like to set up an initial consultation session, please contact me at 415.401.7180.
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