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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 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.

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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Kristen VanKlootwyk
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Create a secure attachment from which you can safely come into your body and heart to find liberation from your pain. Using somatic and mindful practices, explore your relationship to self and others, patterns, needs, wounding and desires.


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Create a secure attachment from which you can safely come into your body and heart to find liberation from your pain. Using somatic and mindful practices, explore your relationship to self and others, patterns, needs, wounding and desires.

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I am a systemic and relational therapist, an educator and a scientist by training, a curious and open hearted human by nature. I use mindful, somatic and narrative tools in my work with individuals, dyads and families. All are welcome here.

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  • Depressive Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Teen issues
  • Women's Issues
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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 your capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and resilient heart.


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Explore and release both the pain of the past and the fear of the future while strengthening your capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and 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 holistic transformation.

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  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Artists & Creative Personalities
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  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Confidence and Self-worth
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  • Existential Issues
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
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  • Young Adults
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Genean Jeffery
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develop a plan that is tailored to your individual needs. I believe that everyone can benefit from having an ongoing and supportive therapeutic relationship, which is a collaborative alliance based on trust, empathy, and validation.


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develop a plan that is tailored to your individual needs. I believe that everyone can benefit from having an ongoing and supportive therapeutic relationship, which is a collaborative alliance based on trust, empathy, and validation.

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By gaining insights into old beliefs that no longer serve you, discovering strengths already within you, and developing more profound acceptance of yourself and others, your life can become more manageable, fulfilling, and peaceful.

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  • Depression
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  • Grief counseling
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Stress Management
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Rachelle Bloksberg
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work to reduce stress & anxiety & increase self-esteem in a safe space while focusing on what you want. I will treat you respectfully without judgment. You will discover solutions to make your life better & become the best version of yourself.


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work to reduce stress & anxiety & increase self-esteem in a safe space while focusing on what you want. I will treat you respectfully without judgment. You will discover solutions to make your life better & become the best version of yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sessions are collaborative, empowering & about solution-focused change. I start where you are and focus on where you want to be. Small steps can lead to big changes. No matter the obstacles, you can make changes that lead to a more fulfilling life.

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  • Addiction Counseling
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • BIPOC
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  • Chronic Illness
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  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
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  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
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  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Stress
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  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adults
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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
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  • Self care
  • Self Regulation
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  • Starting College
  • Trauma
  • Wellness
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