Do you often find yourself…
- Tired of the scale determining whether you feel good or bad about yourself?
- Thinking “fat thoughts” and talking “fat talk”? Seeing yourself as fat and ugly?
- Sick and tired of thinking about food?
- Tired of the diet-binge-diet-cycle?
- Thinking that nothing works for you and it’s time for weight loss surgery?
- Compelled to eat, starve, exercise, purge or otherwise harm yourself?
- Hiding food, laxatives or diet pills from others? Becoming more secretive about your eating behavior? Isolating yourself?
- Concerned that other aspects of your life seem to be out of control (drugs, alcohol, self-injury, sex, shopping, shoplifting, painful relationships)?
- Living more with pain than with pleasure?
- Worried about dizziness, heart palpitations, weakness, bleeding, lack of periods?
- Concerned that someone you care about, child or adult, may have a problem with food?
You may wonder…
- How do I know that my therapist has the special understanding about my eating problems that I need?
- How can I find a therapist who will respect my wishes and not try to control me?
- With everyone trying to become thin, how can I be sure I really do have an eating or body image problem?
- How do I know if I need individual, group, or family therapy? Nutritional counseling? Medication?
- Am I in any medical danger? What can I do to protect myself if I am, even if I am not ready to give up my eating behavior?