Sheri L. Szuch, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Specializing in Eating Disorders, Mood and Body Image issues for 30 years!
Why is body image important?
It is fairly common for people to struggle with body image at some point in life, everyone has days when they want to feel and look “better”, but for some people this can become their primary focus and measure of success. Living with a negative body image decreases the quality of life. It’s hard to feel positive about the person you are when you don’t like the body you’re in!
Having a positive body image does not mean that you are always the most beautiful person in the room or that you feel great about every part of your physical body all of the time. Having a positive body image means that, most of the time, you feel good about how you look, you see yourself accurately, and you feel comfortable in your body. Your appearance does not dictate your self-confidence or your mood. This is a goal I work towards with many of my patients.
You are so much more than a body.
I can help you transform your relationship with your body
from one of struggle and defeat to one of acceptance and peace.
Dr. Szuch provides services for eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, women's issues for the following communities: Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Dexter, Ypsilanti, Howell, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Chelsea, Saline, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Dearborn and Plymouth, 48103, 48104, 48105, 48108, 48109, 48114, 48150, 48843, 48430, 48439, 48331, 48118, 48115, 48374, 48176, 48120, 48170
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What is Body Image?
Do you often feel uncomfortable in your own skin? Do you spend a lot of time worrying what other people think of your appearance? Do you avoid people or activities because you feel self-conscious about how you look? Do you feel your confidence and mood are suffering as a result?
If so, you might be struggling with a negative body image.
Body image can be described as our personal relationship with our body, including our perceptions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings and actions that pertain to our appearance. Our body image is so much more than just a mental picture of how we look. It is how we feel in and about our bodies. Many factors such as past relationships, family roles and culture and media influences can impact our body image.