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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 Chico, the suburbs of Chico, other nearby places such as Lincoln, Yuba City, or anywhere else in California, 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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Lisa Paer
Together, we will:

Examine how your past affects your present. Find ways to break old patterns to increase your happiness and life satisfaction. Work on gaining an even deeper understanding of yourself. We might also enjoy funny (and relevant) memes together!


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Together, we will:

Examine how your past affects your present. Find ways to break old patterns to increase your happiness and life satisfaction. Work on gaining an even deeper understanding of yourself. We might also enjoy funny (and relevant) memes together!

Something to know about my approach is:

I will meet you where you're at. The fact that you're even here right now is huge! But showing up to therapy isn't always easy. I'm patient and won't make you go further than you're ready to go, though I may gently nudge every once in a while.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Empaths/HSPs
  • Giftedness
  • grief
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Lisa Paer remote and phone therapy in California
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Gregory Gooden
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It is said you cannot un-ring a bell. In session we will make discoveries together as we explore your goals, and the patterns that create barriers to your goals.


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Together, we will:

It is said you cannot un-ring a bell. In session we will make discoveries together as we explore your goals, and the patterns that create barriers to your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I resonate with Humanist-Existential approach to therapy; You are the expert on your problems. As a therapist I am there to witness, guide, point out clues that may have been missed, and cheer-lead the progress as therapeutic gains are made.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Non-monogamy
  • Polyamory
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Gregory Gooden remote and phone therapy in California
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Ashley Canas
Together, we will:

We will discuss what you need to discuss. I will meet you where you are at. I will help you gain insight and to understand yourself at a deeper level. We can discuss anything from favorite foods to your deepest thoughts and aspirations.


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Together, we will:

We will discuss what you need to discuss. I will meet you where you are at. I will help you gain insight and to understand yourself at a deeper level. We can discuss anything from favorite foods to your deepest thoughts and aspirations.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will help you reach your goals without actually telling you what to do. I will help to empower you so you can be the expert on yourself, your needs, triggers and emotions. I will be your crutch during this journey, not carry you through it.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Friendships
  • LGBTQ+
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Religious Trauma
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Ashley  Canas remote and phone therapy in California
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John Armando
Together, we will:

start by putting the puzzle together that explains how things got the way the are for you. We'll identify the efforts you made to live your best life, but that ultimately may have fallen short. And then we'll patch together a plan that can work.


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Together, we will:

start by putting the puzzle together that explains how things got the way the are for you. We'll identify the efforts you made to live your best life, but that ultimately may have fallen short. And then we'll patch together a plan that can work.

Something to know about my approach is:

that I don't see you as broken and needing to be fixed, and I don't judge. I see you and I as the same: humans struggling to find meaning, and trying to be effective in what matters most deeply to us. We'll work together to help you get unstuck.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Couples Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress Management
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John Armando remote and phone therapy in California, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas
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Allyson Ford
Together, we will:

Address the major themes contributing to your distress and develop a plan together to help you get relief. I combine my professional expertise and personal experience as a fully recovered clinician to support you on your path to well being!


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Together, we will:

Address the major themes contributing to your distress and develop a plan together to help you get relief. I combine my professional expertise and personal experience as a fully recovered clinician to support you on your path to well being!

Something to know about my approach is:

I tailor my therapeutic style to fit your induvial needs. I often integrate Internal Family Systems, DBT, ACT and CBT into my work. I utilize ERP for OCD treatment. I operate from a Health at Every Size and identify as an intersectional feminist.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationship Distress
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Allyson Ford remote and phone therapy in California