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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 San Mateo, the suburbs of San Mateo, other nearby places such as San Bruno, Daly 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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Christina Dee
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Explore and release both the pain of the past and the fear of the future while strengthening the capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and compassionate, resilient heart.


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Together, we will:

Explore and release both the pain of the past and the fear of the future while strengthening the capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and compassionate, resilient heart.

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My psychotherapy practice integrates psychodynamic, existential, Jungian, trauma-informed, neuroscience, meditative-based, somatic and depth approaches to psychological growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation.

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Katie Virga
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get curious about your emotional and relational experiences, generate awareness and self-compassion, make space for difficult feelings, and understand the intention behind your behaviors so that you can experience more freedom in your responses.


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Together, we will:

get curious about your emotional and relational experiences, generate awareness and self-compassion, make space for difficult feelings, and understand the intention behind your behaviors so that you can experience more freedom in your responses.

Something to know about my approach is:

I assume all parts of you make sense in the context of your relational history. By understanding how your behaviors have helped you adapt to the past, you can offer these parts of yourself compassion rather than feel shame, overwhelm, or frustration.

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Nicole Preiss, PsyD
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explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they align with your values. We will explore ongoing patterns, early attachments in life, and life experiences that have contributed to how you view yourself and the world.


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explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they align with your values. We will explore ongoing patterns, early attachments in life, and life experiences that have contributed to how you view yourself and the world.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is individualized to you. When you meet with me you will find I have no agenda. I just want to meet you where you are to help you move toward your goals. I view therapy as a collaborative experience to focus on overall wellbeing.

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Nicole Preiss, PsyD remote and phone therapy in California, Washington
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Dan Montgomery
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Explore every aspect of your human experience‚ past, present, or future‚ that brings you stress or unhappiness. I am a World Class therapist who will bring positive solutions to any situation you are facing, especially during Covid-19.


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Together, we will:

Explore every aspect of your human experience‚ past, present, or future‚ that brings you stress or unhappiness. I am a World Class therapist who will bring positive solutions to any situation you are facing, especially during Covid-19.

Something to know about my approach is:

Many clients have said their former therapist was too passive and progress too slow. I am known nationally for getting the show on the road by generating action steps to resolve issues from the moment therapy begins. I love seeing your success!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
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Dan Montgomery remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington
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Chelsea Sutter (she/her)
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Mental health difficulties arise not because there is something wrong with the person, but out of necessity. By unpacking experiences, we can change our story to be one of empowerment and growth, rather than something holding us back.


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Together, we will:

Mental health difficulties arise not because there is something wrong with the person, but out of necessity. By unpacking experiences, we can change our story to be one of empowerment and growth, rather than something holding us back.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach to therapy is collaborative and adaptable to meet your needs. I go at your pace, and offer gentle challenges only when I feel it will bring about the transformation you’re hoping for. Therapy is a space to explore and be fully you!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
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Chelsea Sutter (she/her) remote and phone therapy in California