Therapists Specializing in Body Image in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles 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!


Maggie  Wilhelm

Maggie Wilhelm

Online Sessions, CA

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

Therapy sessions with me are personalized, compassionate, evidenced-based treatment based in the DBT principle of Acceptance versus Change. My goal is always to create a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment so that you can begin to make the REAL change that can transform your life.

My role is to help guide you towards developing healthier patterns towards yourself & in your relationships. Together, we can explore what is getting in the way of achieving growth & healing by empowering you to embrace vulnerability. We will dig deep to learn what you must accept versus what is in your power to change, being mindful that neither your past nor your future control you. By enhancing the relationship with yourself and others, challenging unhealthy thoughts that create unhelpful behaviors, and developing new and effective coping skills, you will begin your journey to wellness and finding inner peace.

The consistent theme I experience as a therapist is my passion for helping clients work towards their goals & achieve their highest potential. I am continuously amazed by the resilience & strength I see from clients who strive to better themselves, do the hard work in and out of therapy, & make the changes they are yearning to see in their lives. Accompanying you on your journey to recovery, peace, & wellness is my greatest privilege as a therapist.


Mallory  Hepp

Mallory Hepp

5535 Balboa Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 91316

Online Sessions, CA

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

I believe that relationships are at the core of therapy. I seek to build a strong, trusting relationship with you so that we can delve into the problems that are getting in the way of your vision for your life. I operate from a non-judgmental, compassionate, client-centered perspective where I treat you as the expert on your situation and seek to understand you and your challenges in the context of your experiences, values, and desires. I work collaboratively with you to connect you with your strengths and values in order to address the issues you're struggling with.

I consider it a privilege to be in conversation about the messy parts of life with you and to conjointly create a shame-free space where you can do this work. I hold hope that change is possible and that you can move closer to your vision for your life, even when the problems you're up against seem overwhelming.


Kristen Kochamba Lisson

Kristen Kochamba Lisson

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Sometimes we may find ourselves struggling through a particularly difficult life experience in which we just can’t seem to find our footing. Moments like this can leave us anxious, depressed, feeling inadequate, or worried that life is spiraling out of control.

When it seems our inner resources are completely tapped out, therapy can be a lifeline.

In my private practice, I work with adults who want to build self-confidence, improve relationship or family issues, manage emotions that seem out of control, or overcome social anxiety. My approach to individual therapy is founded on evidence-based treatment methods within the context of a genuinely warm and caring therapeutic relationship. It’s a collaborative process that is highly customized to your goals and needs.

I know from personal experience that it can take immense courage to seek help, and I appreciate your trust in reaching out to me. I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Lauren  Woolley

Lauren Woolley

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Lyra Health
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

I know it can feel vulnerable to reach out to a psychologist. I am so glad you took this step towards caring for yourself. At some point in our lives, we all need support to get through a challenging time. My goal is to learn what matters to you and help you move towards it.

Therapy is a bit like rafting. I will get in the boat with you, but I need you to paddle too. Therapy is most effective when we are equally invested in moving towards your goal (and we can find some grace and humor along the way!) I focus on helping you find effective tools to address obstacles and gain clarity when you get stuck. My hope is to help you navigate challenges, change unhelpful patterns and move towards peace in your life. You don't have to do this alone.

Please contact me to learn if we might be a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you!


Paul-Roy  Taylor

Paul-Roy Taylor

Online Sessions, CA

8255 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, 90046

Insurances: Beacon Health Options, Emblem Health, Medicare, Kaiser Permanente PPO, Kaiser Permanente HMO, MHN/Health Net
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

In every challenge, there's an opportunity to help you create the life you want to live.

So many of my clients look around at their careers, relationships, and behaviors and find themselves wondering, "How did I get here?" From reliance on substances to decompress or distract from problems; struggling to develop or maintain romantic relationships; or just not living the life they know they can have. I aim for clients to make fundamental change. Once you start taking charge of your life, you never stop.

Therapy isn't safe. If change were safe and easy, everyone would be living their most optimal lives. Therapy is about taking healthy risks, facing tough challenges, and tackling short-term discomfort for long-term, satisfying growth and personal fulfillment. But I will be there with you along the way, helping you develop your innate ability to solve these problems and move toward your ultimate goals.


Ruth  Abrams

Ruth Abrams

Online Sessions, CA

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

In my work as a therapist I bring many years of professional experience, as well as a life-long commitment to furthering my own personal growth.  While it isn’t always easy to explore difficult topics, when it’s done in a safe environment - free of judgment and with an open mind and heart – it can be a life-changing experience.  With tremendous respect for you, and for the therapeutic process, I will pay close attention to the problems you want to resolve, while never losing sight of how to help you nurture and honor the deepest part of who you are. 


Elle  Michel

Elle Michel

10801 National Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $250 per session

Do you struggle with trauma, relationships, and anxiety, or worry that you might be beyond help? Give me a call--I've been there and, through my own healing, as well as extensive training and experience, I'm uniquely fit to help others. I specialize in healing trauma, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder, using EMDR, DBT, Brainspotting, and TRM, to achieve tangible results quickly. My clients often tell me that no other therapist has helped them in the way that I have, and that they finally have the tools they need to let go of trauma thrive.

Because life happens outside the therapy office, I offer phone coaching free of charge to all my clients. This allows me to offer you support in your daily life, as challenges arise, and will help you implement what we work on in therapy quickly and easily.

In my approach to therapy I pull from cutting-edge neuroscience, using therapeutic modalities that are clinically proven to be effective. Additionally, I have in-depth training and experience helping people recover from sexual abuse, neglect, substance abuse, suicidality, self-harm, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression.


Carmel Valley Psychologists

Carmel Valley Psychologists

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Tricare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $200 per session

We understand how difficult it can be to seek out therapy and we are here to help you get started. Send us a message and we are happy to set up an initial consultation if needed.

Carmel Valley Psychologists (CVP) are LGBTQ+ informed and allied and specialize in working with marginalized populations and all genders. We work from an evidence-based framework that seeks to understand each individual’s patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behavior in order to deepen self-awareness and insight, reduce suffering, and provide a window for change. Therapy is tailored to each individual's needs and our approach is very supportive and collaborative.

Julie Manoogian, Psy.D. (CA License PSY31242) is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked in multiple settings, including college counseling centers, an inpatient residential treatment facility, and private practice. Dr. Manoogian works from a trauma informed framework and has extensive training and expertise working with individuals and couples struggling with relationship challenges, emotion regulation, anxiety, stress, identity issues, self -esteem, and depression.

Dominic J. DiMaggio, Psy.D. (PSB# 94025634) is a registered psychological assistant. He has worked in multiple outpatient treatment facilities, including community mental health, public high school, federal career training facility, and university counseling centers. Dr. DiMaggio provides individual and couples therapy. He is interested in and has experience treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic response, and relational distress.


Cori  Rosenthal

Cori Rosenthal

Online Sessions, CA

11911 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90049

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

It is easier to offer help than ask for it, more comfortable to give than receive. You don't like to burden people with your problems, but you do feel responsible for the problems, happiness, health and safety of others. Telling someone you are hurt or angry or upset invokes fear of making them angry or guilt for being difficult. You are left with unexpressed emotions, unfulfilled needs and a hypercritical voice in your head driving you and punishing you at the same time.

It’s time that you had someone in your life who can prioritize you, your feelings, needs, hopes and dreams for the future. Assertiveness doesn’t have to be scary or awkward. Self-care doesn’t have to feel selfish and self-compassion doesn’t mean self-indulgent. If you think we might be a good fit, contact me to schedule a free consultation call or video chat today.


Julia  Musker

Julia Musker

595 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91101

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Cigna, Optum
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

It's so important to connect with your therapist. I take so much joy in connecting with others and allow you a safe, comfortable space to be vulnerable in. I'm human too, so I like to laugh with you and cry with you. I want therapy to be a positive experience and work hard to collaborate with you on your treatment goals and keep the lines of communication open about what you are liking or disliking about our time together.

It is my job but also my privilege to connect with you and form a therapeutic relationship that you feel like you can be yourself in. I have a no judgment zone policy, as I am not here to do that, but only to listen, empathize, and educate in the hopes that you leave therapy with more self awareness, confidence, and coping skills. Can't wait to meet you!


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