Samantha Bothwell, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, writer, explorer, and lipstick aficionado. She became a therapist after doing her own healing work so she could become whole after spending many years living with her mind and body disconnected. She has focused her clinical work to support the healing process of survivors of sexual violence and eating disorders. She is passionate about guiding people in their return to their truest Self so they can live their most authentic, peaceful life.
Muscle dysphoria can impact anyone. However, certain populations are more likely to struggle with muscle dysphoria than others. What if transgender and gender non-binary people are one of those groups? What’s Muscle Dysphoria? Muscle dysphoria is when someone believes their body is too small, particularly their muscles . People with muscle dysphoria are struggling with [...] Read More
Body image is the way someone feels about their body shape or size. Negative body image is common in people with eating disorders. Researchers are looking into what contributes to negative body image. Body Image & Eating Disorders People with eating disorders tend to have negative body image. This means they don’t like the way [...] Read More
PMS is a common disorder that can have a physical and emotional impact. For some menstruating people, PMS can be so severe that it gets in the way of someone’s ability to function. We’ve all seen and heard the stereotypes of a woman binging before her menstrual period. What if binge eating was making PMS [...] Read More
It’s not uncommon for someone to have more than one mental illness at a time. In fact, 94% of people with an eating disorder also deal with another mental illness . Sometimes eating disorders are a result of an unresolved mental illness, like anxiety or depression. Similarly, people with bipolar disorder are at an increased [...] Read More
There is a common belief that eating disorders only affect teenagers or young adults. While eating disorders typically start appearing during this time in someone’s life, they don’t just go away as someone gets older . It’s possible that if an eating disorder goes untreated, someone can carry it with them into their older years. [...] Read More
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