Body Image Counseling Dubuque IA

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3 Willows Wellness
(563) 556-5000
160 W. 10th Street
Dubuque, IA
Anderegg Thomas R Phd
(563) 556-1225
700 Locust
Dubuque, IA
Huettner Marion Phd
(563) 584-3441
1000 Langworthy
Dubuque, IA
Lee Yasyn Md
(563) 584-3500
200 Mercy
Dubuque, IA
Central Iowa Psychological Services - West Des Moines
(515) 222-1999
1200 Valley West Drive
West Des Moines, IA
Counseling center or practice
Additional Information
Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS) has gathered a unique group of counselors with a broad background of education and experience to assist clients in working with behavioral, spiritual, and psychological issues.We at CIPS believe that the work of the effective counselor is to meet the client where they are give acceptance and affirmation, and to explore options and support the client in growth, change and healing. The client who learns to understand and accept

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Healy Brenna Ma Psychologist
(563) 556-1225
2100 Asbury
Dubuque, IA
Judith Rowett, LISW, LCSW
(563) 556-1643
1120 University Ave.
Dubuque, IA
Medical Associates Clinic
(563) 584-4430
1500 Associates
Dubuque, IA
Crossroads Counseling Center Llc
(563) 556-0699
909 Main St Ste
Dubuque, IA
Meier New Life Clinics - West Des Moines Outpatient
(515) 225-4006
3636 West Town Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Counseling center or practice
Additional Information
Meier Clinics has been providing answers to life's problems since 1976 through a wide array of mental health care programs. Our programs are unique as we treat the whole person?emotionally, physically, and spiritually. All of our clinical staff (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family counselors, addiction counselors, dieticians, etc.) are committed Christians who are fully credentialed and professionally trained. They are dedicated to providing a safe environment

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Sharing Life, Shedding Pounds

Her thighs are getting a little too lumpy, his middle is becoming a little too thick.
The problem: Losing weight as a couple without starting a grudge match that would
do the World Wrestling Federation proud. The solution: Learning how to understand
each other’s approach to weight issues—and finding a healthy lifestyle that
lasts as long as undying love.

By Lisa James

June 2008

If there’s a woman in America who hasn’t stared at the mirror at least once in her life and thought, “I hate my body,” we’d love to shake her hand. According to one national health survey, 48% of all women have tried to lose weight in the past year, many believing that if they could only get rid of those stubborn [insert amount here] pounds, they could face the bathroom mirror (and scale) with confidence.

Men are not subject to quite the same scrutiny when it comes to their weight. But the relentless media stream of idealized male images—chiseled features, square jaws, muscular upper bodies tapering to six-pack abs—has affected them, too. “The fastest-growing population for plastic surgery is men,” says psychotherapist Lydia Hanich, MA, LMFT, author of Honey, Does This Make My Butt Look Big? (Gürze Books). “Twenty years ago it was unheard of.”

This simmering stew of gender and body image, spiced by the health dangers that can accompany obesity, may boil over when both partners in a relationship decide to tackle weight loss together. The reason lies in subconscious, crossed wires of communication between the sexes. “It’s often an unspoken, beneath-the-surface tension because it’s such a sensitive subject,” says Hanich.

Keeping Up Appearances
The problem stems from the ways overweight men and women are seen by society. “There’s always been this ‘He’s a big/burly/stocky guy’ idea,” Hanich says. “Those terms are not
negative, they’re descriptive. Women are more often described as ‘chunky,’ ‘heavy,’ ‘fat’ and all the other negative things.” It’s no wonder that women tend to worry more about how they look. “Women typically are more concerned about being abandoned due to their appearance, men because of their wallet,” says Leslie Seppinni, MFT, PsyD, a Beverly Hills psychologist who specializes in weight-loss counseling.

Part of this plays out as emotional eating: To soothe “unfeminine” emotions such as anger, women will gravitate towards sugar, fat and carbohydrates. “Then they spend the next few hours feeling guilty for or ashamed of what they’ve just done to themselves,” Seppinni says. (“I can’t believe I just inhaled the Häagen-Dazs.”) On the other hand, “men eat more when they’re happy, or simply because what they’re eating tastes so good.” And both sexes may overeat if family and friends encourage them to do so (New England Journal of Medicine 7/26/07).

As a result, “women see themselves as overweight much quicker than men,” notes Seppinni. “This is in part because women wear more fitted clothes, and their weight gain is more n...

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