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Based on what you have described here, I would recommend finding a therapist who has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of therapy that looks at how our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, rather than external things, such as people, situations, and events. The benefit of this type of treatment is that we can change the way we think in order to feel and act better even if the situation does not change. CBT can be a “quicker” form of treatment in that results are usually seen rapidly. Since you have learned to think a certain way about yourself and your body, I think this type of treatment would be beneficial.
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CBT looks to promote positive change in individuals. CBT therapists identify and treat difficulties arising from an individual's irrational thinking, misperceptions, dysfunctional thoughts, and faulty learning. The goal is to restructure one's thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs to remove restrictions on performance and promote "well being". Such restructuring facilitates behavioral and emotional change.
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