Body image can be influenced by a number of social factors, such as culture, the media, and interactions with family and friends. It often adapts to reflect new information, people, and experiences. A negative or unhealthy body image can contribute to low self-esteem and cause persistent anxiety. In extreme cases, it can interfere with daily well-being. A therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl may be able to help explore and address these body image concerns.
For years body image has been a topic of discussion more focused on women and what they should look like, however it is also very common amongst adolescents and men. Although the media often places more emphasis on the ideal female form, an increasing number of ads and images also feature what is considered an ideal male physique. Interestingly, this heightened focus on standards of male attractiveness coincides with an increase in the number of men who experience negative body image. Men have also opted to modify their features with cosmetic surgery in greater numbers than they have in the past.
It is important for those who have a negative body image to seek therapy at Star Point Counseling Center to really understand the perfection of your true self. Everyone is created differently. Whether you want to make minor, drastic changes or stay the same- you deserve to feel happy and confident about yourself.
If you are struggling with body image issues or low self-esteem, a therapist can offer support. Therapy is a place to get help without stigma or judgment.