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It's not uncommon to struggle with body image issues at one time or another - most of us do. But it’s what you do about it that really matters. If you’re working on cultivating a positive body image, that’s fantastic! Yet, everyone can use a little help every now and again.

A body-positive therapist is a great resource you can use to build a better relationship with your body. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

How a Body-Positive Therapist Can Help

Whether you’re seeking therapy for a mental disorder, crisis intervention, or to address body image issues, there are many benefits to using a body-positive therapist, including:

  • Self-esteem-boosting encouragement when you’re having negative feelings about your body.
  • A safe space where you are free to convey your feelings and better understand the impact of social messages about how you should look.
  • Helpful tips, coping methods, and affirmations to cope with self-esteem and body-consciousness.

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

Start Body-Positive Therapy Today!

Finding a body-positive therapist is easy if you use Mental Health Match. Start by browsing body-positive therapists and counselors below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Lauren OBrien
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Discuss how eating disorders develop and are maintained, explore building support & resources, building connection with others, reducing distress and frequency of ED behaviors, identifying recovery skills for daily life, & building a life outside ED.


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Discuss how eating disorders develop and are maintained, explore building support & resources, building connection with others, reducing distress and frequency of ED behaviors, identifying recovery skills for daily life, & building a life outside ED.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe we all have strengths and tools within ourselves, and in our communities that can help solve our current challenges. I help individuals & families navigate recovery from disordered eating and associated behaviors that have caused distress.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Bulimia
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Trauma
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Catherine Rantisi
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I strive to create a safe, collaborative, non-judgmental environment that allows for values-based change. Don't go it alone. I am here to support you and meet your current mental health needs. Contact me today and we can this next step together


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I strive to create a safe, collaborative, non-judgmental environment that allows for values-based change. Don't go it alone. I am here to support you and meet your current mental health needs. Contact me today and we can this next step together

Something to know about my approach is:

I provide counseling services focusing on adolescents and adults. My specialties include working with depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, chronic mental health concerns, and traumatic experiences

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Grief
  • Adjustment issues
  • Adolescents
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Empowering women
  • Life Stages
  • Loss
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorders
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self care
  • Self Regulation
  • Self-sabotage
  • Starting College
  • Trauma
  • Wellness
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Catherine Rantisi remote and phone therapy in California
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Ying Moua
Together, we will:

Learn the language of our feelings which fosters growth in communication, insight, authentic self, and self-care. Everyone can benefit from a safe space to be vulnerable and process or explore these feelings.


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Learn the language of our feelings which fosters growth in communication, insight, authentic self, and self-care. Everyone can benefit from a safe space to be vulnerable and process or explore these feelings.

Something to know about my approach is:

My goal is to support your journey to healing and recognize your true potential. Through person-centered approach while utilizing system theory and strength-based framework, I promote self-development, learning, insight, and action.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Career Counseling
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Grief counseling
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Women's Issues
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Ying Moua remote and phone therapy in California
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Elizabeth Cline
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My experience has taught me that each individual knows what is the best for their life. We will work together through the stuck places and discover how to get you past where you are to living a life that brings you freedom.


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My experience has taught me that each individual knows what is the best for their life. We will work together through the stuck places and discover how to get you past where you are to living a life that brings you freedom.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style of therapy is collaborative and trauma informed. My goal is to provide you a safe place, so that you can reach your goals. When you are ready, I want you to know I'm ready to help guide you to the freedom you so desire.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Fears and Phobias
  • grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Problems
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Military Service
  • Parenting Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Elizabeth  Cline  remote and phone therapy in Alaska, California, Texas
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Claudia Franzosi
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Map out a course of action to change where you are at and get to where you want to be. We will explore what keeps you stuck and find ways to navigate through the obstacles presented. Working with a very experienced therapist makes a difference!


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Together, we will:

Map out a course of action to change where you are at and get to where you want to be. We will explore what keeps you stuck and find ways to navigate through the obstacles presented. Working with a very experienced therapist makes a difference!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am results oriented and do not believe in endlessly complaining about problems and childhood issues without taking specific actions to improve your situation. I only use science-based approaches like cognitive behavioral-therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Depression
  • High anxiety
  • High functioning autism
  • Trauma Recovery
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Claudia Franzosi remote and phone therapy in California