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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 River Grove, the suburbs of River Grove, other nearby places such as Franklin Park, Melrose Park, 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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Rebecca Leslie
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talk about your goals, areas you feel stuck, and what areas you want to change


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talk about your goals, areas you feel stuck, and what areas you want to change

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I specialize in helping people who are overwhelmed when it comes to eating and unhappy with their bodies.

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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Stephanie Haugen
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Develop coping skills that can be useful both now and in the future. We will also work to identify negative thoughts, practice new skills, problem solve, and set goals so that you can fully live in the present moment.


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Develop coping skills that can be useful both now and in the future. We will also work to identify negative thoughts, practice new skills, problem solve, and set goals so that you can fully live in the present moment.

Something to know about my approach is:

An Integrative approach uses multiple approaches to help clients. In most cases, this means a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic therapies. The approach is flexible and based on the needs of the client.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression Management
  • Disordered Eating
  • Grief counseling
  • Learning differences
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self Harm Reduction
  • Trauma
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Lily Kaufmann
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Develop a shared understanding of your goals and find new ways to approach your challenges. We may decide to focus on skill-building, processing thoughts and emotions, and/or better connecting with important people and activities in your life.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Develop a shared understanding of your goals and find new ways to approach your challenges. We may decide to focus on skill-building, processing thoughts and emotions, and/or better connecting with important people and activities in your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is evidence-based, collaborative, culturally-informed, and unique to you. You are the expert on you: your goals, preferences, and feedback shape the treatment plan.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Life Transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
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Breese Annable
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Work together to first deeply understand your problems. With that knowledge and insight, I'll teach you tangible skills that will help you move towards building a life you're inspired to live.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Work together to first deeply understand your problems. With that knowledge and insight, I'll teach you tangible skills that will help you move towards building a life you're inspired to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is best for people who want to work between sessions and want an engaged and more structured style of therapy. I believe that therapy is not an appointment you do once a week, but how you apply what you learn to the rest of your life!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Dieting
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Highly Sensitive People
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Breese Annable remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Jessica Eiseman
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Explore how we can often times feel stuck and uncertain. Even when we have a plan there are still many unknowns and not knowing is hard. I help you learn to navigate where you are in this moment, while giving you tools to move forward.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Explore how we can often times feel stuck and uncertain. Even when we have a plan there are still many unknowns and not knowing is hard. I help you learn to navigate where you are in this moment, while giving you tools to move forward.

Something to know about my approach is:

I attempt to create a calming, secure, supportive space that also allows for some humor. I am both guiding and collaborative. Together we will create a plan, practice skills, and find solutions so that you can live the life that you desire.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Empowering women
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Isolation
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Work stress
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Jessica Eiseman remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Texas