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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 Maywood, the suburbs of Maywood, other nearby places such as Forest Park, Hines, 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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Kerry Ramirez
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Walk towards healing & health. I'm passionate about working with clients and truly believe that everyone possesses incredible strength within themselves - Taking the first step to reach out can be the most difficult but empowering step forward!


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Walk towards healing & health. I'm passionate about working with clients and truly believe that everyone possesses incredible strength within themselves - Taking the first step to reach out can be the most difficult but empowering step forward!

Something to know about my approach is:

I have experience providing both traditional psychotherapy and art therapy in community mental health (in-home), inpatient hospitalization and group private practice settings. I view therapy as unique to the individual - there's no one size fits all.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic stress
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Coping Skills
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Adjustment
  • Life changes
  • Manic Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Regulation
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-expression
  • Self-harm
  • Self Regulation
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Distancing Stress
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
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Paige L. Freeman
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Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.


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Together, we will:

Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.

Something to know about my approach is:

I encourage transparency, value-driven decision making, self-compassion, and making room for your thoughts and feelings. I will help you navigate mental health issues in a psychologically flexible way, which translates to richer life experience.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Family Therapy
  • Food Allergy Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Life Adjustment
  • Parenting Issues
  • Women's Issues
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Paige L. Freeman remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, 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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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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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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