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Feeling Sexy in the Body You Have

Feeling Sexy in the Body You Have

People who experience body dissatisfaction often suffer from sexual dissatisfaction, as well. The overlap is caused by many things. Sometimes it’s caused by a sexually traumatic experience, but often it’s purely shame. Our culture’s narrow and inflexible view of...

Eating Disorder Prevention

Eating Disorder Prevention

Can you prevent an eating disorder? Many of my clients in recovery (and their parents) often ask themselves what they could have done differently to bypass the eating disorder path.  While certain medical concerns have clear preventative measures (i.e. practicing safe...

Is Obesity an Eating Disorder?

Is Obesity an Eating Disorder?

As a budding eating disorders therapist, I am always excited to see that other mental health providers offer treatment for disordered eating and body image concerns.  Recently, I have noticed that some mental health clinicians will advertise that they treat obesity or...

Birthdays and Eating Disorders

Birthdays and Eating Disorders

Imagine that today is your birthday.  The common expectation is that you will be experiencing feelings of excitement and anticipation as you take part in special plans with your loved ones, or do something new and spontaneous to acknowledge the day.  The goal is to...

How to Ask for What You Want in Bed

How to Ask for What You Want in Bed

Effective Sexual Communication for Partners One of the key indicators for lifelong sexual satisfaction is the ability to give and receive candid sexual feedback. For many people who grew up with a shame-tinted view of sex, asking for what they want is uncomfortable....

Dating and Body Image

Dating and Body Image

The process of dating can bring up feelings of excitement and adventure, but on the downside can also trigger one’s insecurities. For someone who deals with negative body image or body dissatisfaction, the idea or actual process or dating someone, whether in pursuit...

Medical Conditions and Body Image

Medical Conditions and Body Image

Living in a society that focuses on body image is a challenge and can take a toll on an individual’s self-esteem.  Now, imagine, that you are living with a chronic illness, disability, or other medical condition. Due to the pathophysiology of the condition itself,...

Athletes and Eating Disorders

Athletes and Eating Disorders

When I work with clients who struggle with eating disorders, very often I find that they have a history of being athletes, whether high school, college, or professional.  Through my experiences with these clients, I’ve realized that life as an athlete can be tricky to...

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