Are you part of the transgender community or do you identify yourself as being transgender? Do you have a healthy relationship with food? With your body?
As part of the transgender community, you are actually at a higher risk for developing unhealthy habits like those of an eating disorder. This might partly be due to gender dysphoria, the feeling that your external experience might not match what is happening on the inside for you. As a result of this you might look to unhealthy eating habits as a means of modifying your body.
At Healthy Futures, we are here to remind you that YOU are really worth it – worth taking care of and worth accepting. If you feel like your relationship with food has become, or will become unhealthy, let us help you in your transition. Get started today and contact Healthy Futures at (480) 451-8500.
Dr. J.R. Evans: Hi. My name is Dr. J.R. Evans. I’m a licensed psychologist here at Healthy Futures. I’ve had a really fortunate experience of being able to work with so many transgender individuals throughout their transitions, certainly. Also specifically, in working with them who might also have an eating disorder.
If you identify as being transgender, did you know you are at a higher risk for developing an eating disorder? I’m sure that actually makes a lot of sense for you because it’s about that gender dysphoria, that feeling of your external experience not matching what’s happening on the inside for you.
Imagine that you might do things to modify the body in certain ways that could actually be unhealthy. What we want to do here at Healthy Futures is actually help you in your transitional step to becoming who you are on the outside in a very safe and healthy way.
Remember, you’re really worth it. You’re worth taking care of yourself. You’re worth accepting who you are. You’re worth participating in this life that you have.
If you’re part of the transgender community or identify as being transgender, know that you have support here at Healthy Futures. If you feel like your relationship with food or with your body has become unhealthy, then let us help you. Let us help you understand why that is or how that is. Also, how to help you in your transition. Thank you.