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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 Glen Ellyn, the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, other nearby places such as Wheaton, Lombard, 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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Cheryl Gibbs
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Together we will work to find solutions to issues that are impacting your quality of life. We will work to find the best version of you and make that your reality moving forward. We will work together to build your inner strength and resiliency.


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Together, we will:

Together we will work to find solutions to issues that are impacting your quality of life. We will work to find the best version of you and make that your reality moving forward. We will work together to build your inner strength and resiliency.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am person oriented, meaning your story is valid to me. I believe everyone does the best they can at the time, but we can often get stuck in unhealthy patterns. I offer individual ways to cope, accept or reinterpret situations that are distressing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Distress tolerance
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
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Katie Neidetcher
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Work in helping you get to a place where you are able to take control if your life. We will work to identify what is causing you the most distress and make plans for managing and overcoming that.


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Together, we will:

Work in helping you get to a place where you are able to take control if your life. We will work to identify what is causing you the most distress and make plans for managing and overcoming that.

Something to know about my approach is:

That you will be the master and I will guide the way. During session we will typically discuss techniques and tools that you can practice between sessions. We will explore how this worked, or didn't, in the next session.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Katie Neidetcher remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Kyla Dannelke
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I want to help you write your story, as you have always imagined it. Incorporating your dreams and letting go things that no longer serve you today.


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I want to help you write your story, as you have always imagined it. Incorporating your dreams and letting go things that no longer serve you today.

Something to know about my approach is:

I don’t believe therapy is one size fits all, I want to tailor it to your life and your vision! If that means sharing memes and laugh, I’m here for it!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anger Management
  • Children of Parents with Substance Use Disorders
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Employment
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Aftercare Planning
  • Substance Abuse Education
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Leah Singer
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create a space where you feel comfortable to share what challenges you and come to solutions that feel most authentic to you.


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Together, we will:

create a space where you feel comfortable to share what challenges you and come to solutions that feel most authentic to you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I trust that you are the expert of your own life and will treat you as such. Your experiences and feedback guide what's covered in therapy, which makes our time together individualized to who you are and relevant to what's going on in your life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Habit Change
  • Loneliness
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
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Leah Singer remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Texas
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Alexis Lopez-Palomar
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work towards the goals you identify as important.


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work towards the goals you identify as important.

Something to know about my approach is:

my approach is trauma informed. I am trained in somatic and cognitive behavioral therapies.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociation
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
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Alexis  Lopez-Palomar remote and phone therapy in Illinois