Exercise Addiction

Often times, a traumatic experience, stress, a poor body image or an eating disorder can lead one to take excessive measures to try and change their body. Do you find yourself:

  • Spending hours a day exercising?

  • Making excuses to go exercise?

  • Exercising to the point of injury?

  • Not listening to your body?

  • Exercising only to burn off eaten calories?

  • A feeling of distress when you miss a workout?

I believe that exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not punishment for what you ate.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be struggling with an addition to exercise.

In Therapy

You and I will create a customized treatment plan to help you improve your relationship with your body and exercise. Together, we will:

  • Explore the driving forces behind your exercise addiction

  • Find a realistic balance between exercise and the other parts of your life

  • Create realistic exercise goals

  • Identify ways to listen to your body

  • Find ways to reconnect with your body so that you can understand the messages it is sending you

  • Let go of all or nothing thinking