Food Issues and Body
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Food Issues and Body Image Concerns in Texas

Food and body image issues can be a potentially debilitating and destructive mindset and can lead to  eating disorders and nutrition difficulties. 

At Symmetry Counseling, we use empirical, evidence-based approaches to help change thought and behavior patterns contributing to unhealthy body image and relationships with food. 

If you are ready to take a holistic approach toward your health and improve your body image, contact Symmetry Counseling today to set up your first appointment. 

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Potential Signs Of Eating Disorders

Everyone is different and symptoms of one mental illness could overlap with other disorders. However, some signs of an eating disorder are more specific and can include:

  • Preoccupation with eating and weight
  • Abnormal eating habits including restricting food or overeating
  • Low, unhealthy body weight
  • Lack of control when eating
  • Purging behaviors (vomiting, excessive exercise, etc.)
  • Intense negative feelings about one’s body

This is not an all-inclusive list and is just a few symptoms that are very specific to eating disorders and could heavily suggest it is time to talk to a professional about improving your eating habits and mental health regarding body image. 

Our team of therapists at Symmetry Counseling in Texas are here to help and specialize in eating disorders and body image issues.


Reasons To Seek Help

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses and can lead to very destructive behaviors that could be threatening to someone’s physical health. There are many reasons why someone would seek help for eating disorders; some common ones are:

  • Relapse treatment and prevention
  • Body dysmorphia and compulsive exercise or eating
  • Education and support for other loved ones with eating disorders
  • Recovering from an eating disorder’s notorious “numbing” effect and regaining a feeling of pleasure. 
  • Post-intensive care support
  • Seeking a gentle, non-judgmental space to speak about your issues and create that same space at home to help you feel empowered and encouraged to achieve your goals. 

Counselors at Symmetry Counseling in Texas specialize in body image and eating disorders and are here to help you create a better future for yourself. Contact us today to get started on your journey.

Types Of Eating Disorders

We work with all kinds of eating disorders and each one presents itself differently. Some of these disorders include:

  • Anorexia Nervosa - a common obsessive preoccupation with weight loss and restrictive eating. People with Anorexia tend to weigh themselves frequently and exercise excessively. People with Anorexia can suffer from absent or irregular menstruation, vitamin/mineral deficiency, and hair loss. 
  • Bulimia Nervosa - This disorder is typically a cycle of binge eating followed by purging. The main difference between Bulimia symptoms and Anorexia is that Anorexia involves restrictive food intake whereas Bulimia usually involves large food intake with the addition of purging. 
  • Binge Eating Disorder - Often characterized as large consumption of food with a limited ability to stop or moderate intake. The main difference between this disorder and Bulimia is with binge eating disorder, there is an absence of purging behavior. 
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How We Can Help

At Symmetry Counseling, we believe that recovery from an eating disorder is possible. We take a holistic approach to our therapy and believe that medical care is imperative for any eating disorder recovery along with psychotherapy. Paired together, they can help get you to regain an image of health and acceptance and maintain that image. At Symmetry counseling, we can help with:

  • Engaging with Texas medical professionals to obtain physiological care, including nutritional counseling.
  • Addressing underlying psychological roots of the eating disorder, including trauma.
  • Identifying unhealthy behaviors and developing new, adaptive patterns.
  • Assessing and treating the presence of co-occurring mood and substance use disorders.

If you are ready to take hold of your disorder and take back your control, contact Symmetry Counseling in Texas today to talk with our knowledgeable therapists and create a healthier future for yourself.

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