Therapists Specializing in Body Image in Boston Area

Body image refers to how you think and feel about your body’s appearance, as well as how you think other people will perceive your body. Body image generally falls somewhere along a continuum, as you can feel different degrees of positivity or negativity towards your body that may change over time.

In reality, bodies come in all shapes and sizes and there is no one ‘normal’ body type. Unfortunately, however, we are exposed regularly to images of a ‘desired’ body type, which can lead to body dissatisfaction. For some, this can cause distress and may lead to various mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, or eating disorders. Many therapeutic approaches can help develop a more positive body image, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

To find the best approach for your needs, it can be helpful to discuss your options with one of the therapists in Boston Area below who specializes in body image. 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!


Monique  Bellefleur

Monique Bellefleur

971 Concord Street, Framingham, MA, 01701

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

Thank you for taking the time to consider working with me and, more importantly, for taking the time to consider working on yourself. Whether we are going through a tough time or looking to grow, therapy can be an important support in our lives.
Over the past few years I have worked with and learned from clients with a diverse range of life experiences and through this work developed a specialty in treating eating disorders, negative body image, poor self-esteem, anxiety and depression. I believe that we all deserve self-compassion, self-care, and the chance to feel good about who we are and what we are doing in this world. I believe that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible and that everyone has the potential to learn how to accept themselves with all of their unique quirks and qualities in order to embrace a fuller, more joyful life.
Most importantly, I believe therapy is a space to be heard - to express our honest selves and learn to use our voice in a nonjudgmental space.
I hope you will consider working with me.


Brie  Shelly

Brie Shelly

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Are you at a crossroads looking for reflection, direction, and renewal? Are you ready to embark an empowering Journey or identify your Core self? Whether you’re in search of 1:1 consulting, an unforgettable growth centric itinerary, or tools to transform, I am ready to be your guide and empower you to discover your own fulfilling life. Join The Experience community by visiting my website today!


Alejandra  Schraier

Alejandra Schraier

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 - $175 per session

I believe that the therapist’s ability to listen to the patients, and to see their underlying issues is one of the most important aspects that contribute to the patients insight and growth in the therapeutic process.

I believe that patient’s symptoms can’t be seen and treated in isolation, and is always important to understand how and when the symptoms have emerged and developed in a persons’s life.

In my practice I offer a welcoming setting and provide a safe space for your problems or difficulties.


Emily  Fox-Kales

Emily Fox-Kales

30 Bartlett Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02476

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Our image-driven photo-shopping culture has created an epidemic of eating disorders and body image problems that continues to drain our energy and self-esteem, disempowering us in an endless pursuit of slenderness. I have dedicated my career as a clinical psychologist, university teacher and writer on popular media to liberating my clients from self-destructive relationships to food and weight, freeing them to ‘embody’ their authentic selves.


Jessica  Foley

Jessica Foley

36 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA, 02453

Online Sessions, MA

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

It can be tough to start counseling; telling your story to someone new. It's a brave thing to seek help when life feels out of control, and you should feel proud of your choice to make a change.
I have special expertise in treating many women's issues - everything from emotional pain stemming from reproductive health challenges to dealing with infidelity in a relationship. As a woman, I understand how life can affect us differently. Problems like unplanned pregnancies, chronic illnesses, overwhelming anxiety, eating issues, postpartum mood issues - it's stuff like this that can really have an impact on how you feel.
It can be difficult to talk about the problems that are keeping us up at night, but counseling is one place where it’s ok to say anything, and to truly be heard and helped. In goal oriented psychotherapy, we will use the power of your narrative to show the way to a more connected life. You will experience a safe, empathic environment to share, learn and grow through our work together. Healing through making changes in your life isn’t always easy, but therapy can be a supportive place to start! You are the expert of you, and I want to help you use your intuition to be the best badass 'you' you can be. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.


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