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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 La Grange, the suburbs of La Grange, other nearby places such as Justice, Summit, 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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Hannah Weiss
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Together we will explore your inner experiences -- your thoughts, feelings, fantasies, sensations, and dreams -- as they have related to influential experiences in your past, and as they manifest in the context of our relationship.


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Together, we will:

Together we will explore your inner experiences -- your thoughts, feelings, fantasies, sensations, and dreams -- as they have related to influential experiences in your past, and as they manifest in the context of our relationship.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have witnessed firsthand the magnitude of in-depth attunement to one’s conscious and unconscious self as a means of long-term betterment, including profound developments in one’s ability to feel love, gratitude, joy, and playfulness.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Existential Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Stephanie Brands
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Work to set goals and work towards changes to create a healthy and more balanced life. I like to meet my clients where they are currently and explore different challenges they are experiencing to provide the support they need to succeed.


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Work to set goals and work towards changes to create a healthy and more balanced life. I like to meet my clients where they are currently and explore different challenges they are experiencing to provide the support they need to succeed.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a mixture of CBT, DBT, and ACT therapy. I use these techniques to encourage behavioral changes, life balance, increase communication skills, emotional regulation, being more mindful, and increasing self awareness and self confidence.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Domestic Violence
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Life changes
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Manic Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Social Anxiety
  • Substance Use
  • Substance use disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts
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Andrea Elkon
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Dig deep into the beliefs you have about yourself, your performance, and the influence of forces around you. We will see how those thoughts connect to your feelings and your actions, so that you can feel emotionally healthy and perform your best.


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Together, we will:

Dig deep into the beliefs you have about yourself, your performance, and the influence of forces around you. We will see how those thoughts connect to your feelings and your actions, so that you can feel emotionally healthy and perform your best.

Something to know about my approach is:

One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. We will explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have you the most "stuck." Behavior change comes when we understand the "what's" and the "why's" of those thoughts and emotions.

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  • Anxiety
  • Athletes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Sports Performance
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Andrea Elkon remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, 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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Bill Singerman
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Explore and ease anxiety, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or past trauma/s.


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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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Dr. Danielle McGraw
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I emphasize self-compassion. I focus on challenging unhelpful thoughts, learning to experience and process your emotions in a healthy way, and building meaningful connections. You will also learn concrete skills on how to cope with your emotions.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

I emphasize self-compassion. I focus on challenging unhelpful thoughts, learning to experience and process your emotions in a healthy way, and building meaningful connections. You will also learn concrete skills on how to cope with your emotions.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a variety of approaches that have research supported effectiveness. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based interventions and therapies that help you learn skills to achieve your goals and feel mentally and emotionally healthier

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship Skills
  • Religious Trauma
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • War trauma
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Dr. Danielle McGraw remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, 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