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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 Aurora, the suburbs of Aurora, other nearby places such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Maria Perez
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Find the root of what may today be affecting your self-esteem, job, family, relationships etc. Often times people become stuck in their behavior patterns. Together we will get unstuck and learn new patterns that are more beneficial.


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Together, we will:

Find the root of what may today be affecting your self-esteem, job, family, relationships etc. Often times people become stuck in their behavior patterns. Together we will get unstuck and learn new patterns that are more beneficial.

Something to know about my approach is:

I acknowledge that only you have the power to heal yourself, I can only provide the tools. When it comes to working with young children, my approach is family focused therapy, recognizing the importance of familial relationships for change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Parenting Skills
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Maria Perez remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Sarah Eisenhauer
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Come to know how your past impacts your current life, how to assert your worth & set healthy boundaries in your relationships, how to manage anxiety & stress so they are not running your life, & how to live life with ease, flexibility & resilience.


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Together, we will:

Come to know how your past impacts your current life, how to assert your worth & set healthy boundaries in your relationships, how to manage anxiety & stress so they are not running your life, & how to live life with ease, flexibility & resilience.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm collaborative. Therapy works best when we honor your intrinsic understanding of yourself, while also challenging old patterns & beliefs. I use an eclectic approach with effective, research-proven tools as well as talk & process-oriented work.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Boundaries
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Communication Issues
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Families
  • High anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental and emotional health awareness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship Patterns
  • Relationships
  • Relationship Skills
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Unmet Emotional Needs
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Sarah Eisenhauer remote and phone therapy in Illinois, South Carolina
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CIARA WARD
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Sessions and treatment plans will be designed to meet your unique, specific needs. It takes courage to seek an unfamiliar alternative approach to life. If you are ready to take the first step, let’s take it together.


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Together, we will:

Sessions and treatment plans will be designed to meet your unique, specific needs. It takes courage to seek an unfamiliar alternative approach to life. If you are ready to take the first step, let’s take it together.

Something to know about my approach is:

My counseling approach starts with compassion, providing a warm and intimate atmosphere. I use strength-based, insight-oriented, and collaborative techniques individualized to meet the unique needs of each client.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Work stress
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Bill Singerman
Together, we will:

Explore and ease anxiety, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or past trauma/s.


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Together, we will:

Explore and ease anxiety, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or past trauma/s.

Something to know about my approach is:

The foundation of my work is psychodynamic. This means that the factors and experiences that have led to where you find yourself at this time are explored. Ultamitely, my approach is integrative; other kinds of work are used to fit the individual.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Men's Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Bill Singerman remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Mary Hosbrough
Together, we will:

Explore and resolve your ambivalence. Create a structure (hierarchy) to help you move towards change, at your pace. Learn and practice the skills and strategies to face your fears and break the cycles that are keeping you stuck.


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Together, we will:

Explore and resolve your ambivalence. Create a structure (hierarchy) to help you move towards change, at your pace. Learn and practice the skills and strategies to face your fears and break the cycles that are keeping you stuck.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with you at your pace, to help you make the choices you want to make for the reasons you want to make them. You are the expert in your own life, and I have expertise in how to integrate evidence based approaches tailored to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorders
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Mary Hosbrough remote and phone therapy in Illinois