Therapist In Bountiful For Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Body dysmorphic disorder is described by obsessions that can be persistent with a perceived flaw in physical appearance. Of course people tend to not like aspects of their body in some way. Someone with Body Dysmorphic Disorder experiences it a little differently. It actually interferes in their life. It’s on their mind a majority of the day. It doesn’t matter how much reassurance they get from someone on how beautiful or handsome they are; they still believe and feel they are flawed. Body dysmorphic disorder can range from mild to severe. Most people don’t know they have it.
An individual struggling with body dysmorphic disorder can not like various parts of their body. These can be anything; stomach, nose, chest, hair, or even the color of their skin. Sometimes there can be a slight imperfection that causes the perceived defect to shine through much stronger. Other times there can be nothing that indicates to the person that there is a defect or imperfection of any kind. If there is an imperfection, it is so small that the only one that notices is the person struggling with body dysmorphic disorder. These flaws can interfere in someone’s life so much that it causes severe emotional pain and anxiety.
A therapist for body dysmorphic disorder can be very helpful in helping the individual heal and help the them believe that the “flaws” are more in their mind than their body. Not dismissing the fact that the individual feels it, but working through these feelings.
Common Distorted Thinking with Body Dysmorphic Disorder
How To Treat Body Dysmorphic Disorder
In all reality. There is help. There is treatment that works. Finding the right therapist for body dysmorphic disorder is worth it. What you’ll learn is to recognize unhelpful thinking and negative thinking. Learn to challenge these. Build your self worth and learn to be more happy. Stop waiting. I have been trained to work with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I have seen successes. Stop suffering in secret.
Nathan Peterson LCSW
Therapist In Bountiful
Counseling In Bountiful
I have been practicing for the past 10 years. I'd like to talk about what is on my mind as a therapist. In turn, I hope to help my readers and clients.