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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. Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, 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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Marina Costanzo
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Face areas of your life you've been feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, shameful, stressed, or fearful about. I value working with clients facing all kinds of difficulties, from everyday stressors to larger concerns.


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Together, we will:

Face areas of your life you've been feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, shameful, stressed, or fearful about. I value working with clients facing all kinds of difficulties, from everyday stressors to larger concerns.

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I will collaborate with you to provide effective tools for coping in the present, opportunities to safely explore the past, and to build hope and satisfaction for your future. My clinical work is rooted in evidence-based treatments.

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  • Couples Therapy
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Health at every size
  • Healthcare workers
  • LGBTQ+
  • Oppression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • re-entry after incarceration
  • Trauma
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Dr. Beatriz Bello
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Together we will uncover and address the root of what is affecting you today in order to make lasting change. We will focus on distancing from unhelpful patterns, narratives and/or traumas that may be preventing you from fully living life.


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Together, we will:

Together we will uncover and address the root of what is affecting you today in order to make lasting change. We will focus on distancing from unhelpful patterns, narratives and/or traumas that may be preventing you from fully living life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is integrative pulling from a number of orientations focused on connecting you to your emotions and body, needs, and values. I provide trauma and multiculturally informed treatment. I am also trained in providing EMDR.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Relational difficulties
  • Self-acceptance
  • Trauma EMDR
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Dr. Beatriz  Bello remote and phone therapy in California
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Maral Malekian
Together, we will:

work through any stressors that are coming in the way of living your best life. Building self-esteem and self-worth, our goal will be to make you feel empowered.


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Together, we will:

work through any stressors that are coming in the way of living your best life. Building self-esteem and self-worth, our goal will be to make you feel empowered.

Something to know about my approach is:

Together we come up with ways to combat underlying thought patterns making you feel stuck. I will provide you with tools to help you become your best authentic self, guiding you through, grounding and meditation exercises to feel more empowered.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Child Abuse
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Complex Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Empowering women
  • High anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Life Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Men's Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from abuse
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-Worth
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Women
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Carrie Covell
Together, we will:

take a close look at your behaviors, experiences, and relationships to determine what's working for you and what's not. We'll use this information to set goals and collaboratively work toward any changes you want to make.


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Together, we will:

take a close look at your behaviors, experiences, and relationships to determine what's working for you and what's not. We'll use this information to set goals and collaboratively work toward any changes you want to make.

Something to know about my approach is:

that I balance acceptance and change strategies. My sessions are structured yet flexible. We'll develop a strong relationship and enjoy some laughs, and you'll almost always leave session with a new skill to try.

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  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Melissa Grisi
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As your therapist, we will create an individualized plan tailored to your needs and wants. Together we can explore your feelings, thoughts, history, beliefs, and patterns at your pace.


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Together, we will:

As your therapist, we will create an individualized plan tailored to your needs and wants. Together we can explore your feelings, thoughts, history, beliefs, and patterns at your pace.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a holistic approach and offer EMDR, CBT, DBT, expressive arts, mindfulness and trauma-informed yoga to help you achieve your goals so you can live the life you deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Couples Therapy
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
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Melissa  Grisi remote and phone therapy in California