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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 Harvey, the suburbs of Harvey, other nearby places such as Dolton, Markham, 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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Dr. Tera Lensegrav-Benson
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Together, we will develop insight, self compassion, and skills to manage life pressures. Our work with include discovery of patterns from the past that show up in your approach to the world and relationships today, setting a new path for growth.


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Together, we will:

Together, we will develop insight, self compassion, and skills to manage life pressures. Our work with include discovery of patterns from the past that show up in your approach to the world and relationships today, setting a new path for growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

Feeling worn out, constantly anxious, unsettled? I will partner with you to offer support and tools to help you understand yourself and start to feel better. We will collaborate on what is most important to you to start helping right away.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Tera Lensegrav-Benson remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, 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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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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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

FOCUS AREAS:
  • 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, Washington, 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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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
Picture of Della S. Lusk, Ph.D., therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Della S. Lusk, Ph.D.
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I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.


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Together, we will:

I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.

Something to know about my approach is:

I generally use a cognitve behavioral therapy (CBT) approach with most clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Adulting
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • College Students
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Executive Coaching
  • Graduate Students
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Personal growth
  • Psychological/Neurocognitive Evaluations
  • Starting College
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Della S. Lusk, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Megan Salisbury
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Together we will show up and be ready to have an hour of grit with a side of sarcasm. I’ll hold you accountable and call you out while not making you feel like shit about yourself. I love what I do and invite you to a space of honesty and humility.


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Picture of Megan Salisbury, therapist in Connecticut, Illinois
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Together we will show up and be ready to have an hour of grit with a side of sarcasm. I’ll hold you accountable and call you out while not making you feel like shit about yourself. I love what I do and invite you to a space of honesty and humility.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will encourage you to explore and make mistakes. We will work together to develop techniques, skills and new ways of understanding obstacles as opportunities. It is your hour where you can curse and cry.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships
  • Relationship Distress
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Megan Salisbury remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, Illinois