Do you often look in the mirror and think that you need to loose ten pounds to be happy? Do you take extreme measure to change your body weight? Unfortunately too many women and teenage girls assume that there is something wrong with their bodies of they do not fit into some “standard” size advertised everywhere in our medias. The majority of girls will look at their weight to determine their self-worth and will equate getting thinner with gaining confidence. If you and/or your child are feeling inadequate and are turning to severe behaviors in an attempt to manipulate your bodies to fit an unrealistic standard of beauty you need help. You probably have or are developing an eating disorder. These are serious conditions that require qualified professional support.
Dr.Baya Mebarek, Psy.D.,LMFT