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If you’ve previously struggled with social norms about weight and body-image, a fat-positive therapist can help. The Fat Acceptance Movement, founded on body positivity, inspires others to accept and even celebrate their fatness. However, seeing others love themselves is not always enough.

It could take help from a licensed, professional fat-positive therapist to help you improve your self-esteem and empower you to fully embrace and love your body just as it is. Whether you are located in downtown Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills, Alhambra, Arcadia, or even Biltmore, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Benefits of a Fat-Positive Therapist

Most therapists are equipped to help you sort through common problems like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. But when you’re fat, there’s a possible element of shame and social anxiety that can take over and effect your therapy experience.

In addition to providing traditional behavioral health treatment, a fat-positive therapist can provide:

  • A non-judgemental haven for you to articulate your feelings and problems.
  • Encouragement to improve your self-esteem and love yourself the way you are.
  • Practical methods and tips to help you cope with social stigma and anxiety.

For an example of how a fat-positive therapist can help, read licensed therapist Brianna Ramon’s tips for fighting back against fat-shaming culture.

Love Yourself with a Fat-Positive Therapist

Don’t let shame, low self-esteem, or social expectations drive you. Instead, see a fat-positive therapist to help you love yourself and your body. With Mental Health Match, finding a qualified fat-positive counselor or therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Lauren Bartholomew
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We work together to notice unhealthy thought patterns and gently and kindly replace them with healthier methods of thinking. I believe that therapy isn't about changing who you are, but rather helping you be the best version of yourself!


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Together, we will:

We work together to notice unhealthy thought patterns and gently and kindly replace them with healthier methods of thinking. I believe that therapy isn't about changing who you are, but rather helping you be the best version of yourself!

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an integrative approach tailored to each patient to help you explore and get to know your true self. I feel that true healing occurs when we can function from a place of authenticity and congruence.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
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Lauren Bartholomew remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Katie Pankonin
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Together we will strengthen your self compassion, insight, and healthy coping skills. Each session will be in a safe, welcoming, nonjudgemental environment where we can work together to get you back to feeling like "you."


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Together, we will:

Together we will strengthen your self compassion, insight, and healthy coping skills. Each session will be in a safe, welcoming, nonjudgemental environment where we can work together to get you back to feeling like "you."

Something to know about my approach is:

I am highly collaborative and will always check in on how I can best support you. I lead first with empathy and compassion, and work with you individually to create a therapeutic alliance to best achieve your unique goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakups
  • Communication Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Life Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Relationship Distress
  • School issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Katie Pankonin remote and phone therapy in Arizona, Nebraska
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Dr. Paige Hover
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understand the roots of your concerns and gain insight-once you see it, you won't unsee it. Then we can talk about ways to address your concerns that work for you, but also that make you have to stretch and challenge yourself a bit.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

understand the roots of your concerns and gain insight-once you see it, you won't unsee it. Then we can talk about ways to address your concerns that work for you, but also that make you have to stretch and challenge yourself a bit.

Something to know about my approach is:

that is informed by ACT/CBT but I don't provide coping skills right away. I like to understand your concerns before we talk about coping skills. I will ask about your family, your upbringing and thoughts and feelings associated with your concerns.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Burn Out
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • People Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
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Dr. Paige Hover remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Dr. Maria Lise Flores, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Dr. Maria Lise Flores
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My clients balance hectic schedules with multiple responsibilities. Career, family, and social stressors--we're all feeling it. Healthy boundaries, communication skills, burnout prevention and addressing self-defeating thinking are starting points.


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Picture of Dr. Maria Lise Flores, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Together, we will:

My clients balance hectic schedules with multiple responsibilities. Career, family, and social stressors--we're all feeling it. Healthy boundaries, communication skills, burnout prevention and addressing self-defeating thinking are starting points.

Something to know about my approach is:

I like to spend time getting to know you and your needs. It's important for me to provide an individualized, tailored experience using the tools I've honed from 25+ years in the field. My goal is for you to grow and thrive via the therapy process.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Breakups
  • Burn Out
  • Career Transitions
  • Codependency
  • Couples Therapy
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Life Transitions
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Religious Trauma
  • Retirement
  • Social Anxiety
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Dr. Maria Lise Flores remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Dr. Yaping Anderson, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Dr. Yaping Anderson
Together, we will:

✔ Identify the real force that is holding you back ✔ Elicit new perspectives on the problems that you are stuck on ✔Release whatever has been weighing on you to feel some much-needed relief ✔ Cultivate a stronger connection with self and other.


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Picture of Dr. Yaping Anderson, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

✔ Identify the real force that is holding you back ✔ Elicit new perspectives on the problems that you are stuck on ✔Release whatever has been weighing on you to feel some much-needed relief ✔ Cultivate a stronger connection with self and other.

Something to know about my approach is:

I adapt the therapy to you rather than expecting you to adapt to the therapy. My therapy style is collaborative. I see myself as a fellow traveler walking alongside you, assisting you in discovering and developing your inner expertise and strengths.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression
  • gender dysphoria
  • grief
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma
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Dr. Yaping Anderson remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin