Body image Star Point Counseling Center Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl
Most people have experienced the desire to modify some aspect of their appearance. They may dislike the color of their hair, the size of their nose, or the presence of a scar. But in many cases, these perceived imperfections do not create significant anxiety and have little impact on a person’s overall sense of self. Individuals who accept their bodies without dwelling on perceived flaws can be said to have a generally positive body image. 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 and Brandon, Fl may be able to help explore and address these body image concerns.
Television, advertisements, Instagram influencers, and other media can all have a powerful impact on how people regard their bodies. These messages may be harmful because the standards of physical attractiveness portrayed by the media may not be attainable by everyone.
Despite the strong association between self-esteem and body image, a decline in one’s body image does not necessarily produce a corresponding change in self-esteem. The extent to which one’s self-esteem is built on a broad base as opposed to a narrow base is an important moderating factor. If you are struggling with body image issues or low self-esteem, a therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl can offer support. Therapy is a place to get help without stigma or judgment.