Individual BDD Therapy

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The team at Southlake Counseling utilizes an integrated approach that each individual who is experiencing Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

BDD Overview

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental health disorder that is often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed due to its confusion with negative body image. At Southlake Counseling, Kimberly Krueger, MSW, LCSW, and our multidisciplinary trained team offer counseling for BDD.

Recognizing the Signs of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) often exhibit common signs that mental health counselors should be aware of. These include spending at least an hour a day consumed by frequent thoughts about their appearance, and fixating on perceived flaws. This preoccupation often leads to significant time spent staring into mirrors or other reflective surfaces, or conversely, complete avoidance of them. People with BDD may frequently seek appointments with medical professionals or cosmetic surgeons in attempts to “fix” the disliked body area. This disorder can also lead to social withdrawal, with individuals leaving their homes less often or only going out at night to avoid being seen by others. Emotional distress is common, manifesting as feelings of disgust, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and in severe cases, suicidal thinking. Recognizing these signs is crucial for providing effective support and intervention.

multidisciplinary trained team offer counseling for BDD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder

How is BDD Treated?

Treatment starts with a clinical assessment where your therapist will discuss your history to get to know you better while assessing your symptoms for the best treatment for you. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is utilized in the treatment of BDD. CBT focuses on the thoughts and repetitive behaviors triggered by body dysmorphia including the fixation on the perceived flaws of their appearance that clients with BDD experience.

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