Therapists Specializing in Body Dysmorphia in Los Angeles
It’s common to occasionally feel concerned about aspects of our appearance, regardless of age, sex, or gender identity. For some people, however, this worry is of the severity that calls for the diagnosis of “body dysmorphic disorder,” a mental health condition marked by a preoccupation with perceived defects in appearance and compulsive behaviors or routines that function as an attempt to help deal with the anxiety. For many people, body dysmorphia is distressing and interferes with relationships and daily life.
The trained therapists below can help with any type of concern about appearance that interferes with your wellbeing. The aim of therapy is to better understand body dysmorphia, develop more helpful appearance-related thoughts and beliefs, and reduce unhelpful compulsive behaviors. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a component of exposure and response prevention (ERP) is one of the most common treatment approaches for body dysmorphia.
Find therapists in Los Angeles who specialize in body dysmorphia below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!