Body image is how we perceive the appearance of our own body. Many people don’t “see themselves” accurately in the mirror, and/or want to change their body to match an idealized version they have in their head. This type of thinking can lead to various types of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, and can cause other self-esteem and confidence issues.
While there are links between obesity and health issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, there are serious health risks from being too underweight. A psychologist can help you achieve a healthy self-image, healthy eating habits, and additional behavior changes that can improve body image and weight issues so that you can achieve a healthy, happy self.