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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 Bolingbrook, the suburbs of Bolingbrook, other nearby places such as Naperville, Wheaton, 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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Elena Kochanek
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We will talk about your relationships, goals, and challenges - how your automatic thoughts and feelings are affecting your relationships and functioning in your daily life.


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Together, we will:

We will talk about your relationships, goals, and challenges - how your automatic thoughts and feelings are affecting your relationships and functioning in your daily life.

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I am thoughtful and quiet when necessary, but challenging and goal-directed when you are ready.

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  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Baby adjustment
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Elena Kochanek remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Rebecca Leslie
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Change your relationship with food and your body. We will work together to help you develop a healthy relationship with food. We may talk about values, your thoughts, and your behaviors.


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Change your relationship with food and your body. We will work together to help you develop a healthy relationship with food. We may talk about values, your thoughts, and your behaviors.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use research supported treatment approaches in an individualized manner, which allows me to tailor therapy to best help you. I draw from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal therapy approaches.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Eating Disorders
  • emotional eating
  • Food and Eating Concerns
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Overeating
  • Stress
  • Stress Eating
  • Weight Management
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Rebecca Leslie remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Andrew Bingman
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Together, we will take a gentle and nonjudgmental look at your internal experiences, behaviors, and relationships, and I will help you identify prominent themes and patterns that arise in different contexts so that we can identify areas for change.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Together, we will take a gentle and nonjudgmental look at your internal experiences, behaviors, and relationships, and I will help you identify prominent themes and patterns that arise in different contexts so that we can identify areas for change.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is collaborative, and I work closely with each client to create a unique experience that is tailored to their specific challenges and needs. My primary goals are to help clients understand themselves and practice self-compassion.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men's Issues
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Andrew Bingman remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Dr. Vince
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I ask clients, “if you had a magic wand how would you use it to change your life?” Responses highlight the gap between what men want and what they have. I help you navigate this gap by identifying/addressing barriers to creating the life you want.


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Together, we will:

I ask clients, “if you had a magic wand how would you use it to change your life?” Responses highlight the gap between what men want and what they have. I help you navigate this gap by identifying/addressing barriers to creating the life you want.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm committed to the mental health and general wellness of Black men. This approach, along with my formal training and lived experience, arms me with the ability to meet Black men where they are and help navigate them toward their desired goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Black Male Issues
  • Depression
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexuality
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Dr. Vince  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Erin Anderson
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Work toward change by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Work toward change by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.

Something to know about my approach is:

My goal is to make each client comfortable in the therapeutic environment, and I provide an individualized approach to make sure that each client gets exactly what they need.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Parenting
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Erin Anderson remote and phone therapy in Illinois