I help perfectionist kids, tweens, and grown-ups accept their bodies, build self-confidence, and regain trust in themselves again.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
We live in diet culture and can't go even a few hours without being reminded of "____ diet." With all the talk about how bodies have changed through a pandemic and the expectation that we need to do something about it, it's no surprise we feel bad about ourselves. Guess what? Little ears hear all of this and they make their own meaning and sense of it. Let's talk about it, I'm here to support you or your little one through this!
Kids let us know what they need through the way they act - shyness, self-criticism, sensitivity. They don't always have to words to express what's happening inside and so they often show us something is wrong by acting differently. Shutting down, not speaking up in class, not making friends, separation anxiety, spending a lot of time alone, saying mean things about their bodies - these are all clues that something else is going on. I'd love to connect and hear more about what you're noticing.
Lacking trust in ourselves makes it hard to show up authentically. You might see a fun, energetic kiddo at home and then hear from their teacher that they barely know they are in their class because they are so quiet! This lack of trust in ourselves sticks with us as we grow up and makes it hard to feel confident in our lives, careers, relationships, and and personal lives. Let's chat about what you see in your kiddo or what you're noticing for yourself. I promise there is another way.