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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 Riverside, the suburbs of Riverside, other nearby places such as Berwyn, 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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Rachel Epley
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Create a space of safety and bravery, identify goals and aspirations you hold for yourself, work towards increasing mindfulness and self-compassion, collaborate to identify and work with difficult feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships.


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Together, we will:

Create a space of safety and bravery, identify goals and aspirations you hold for yourself, work towards increasing mindfulness and self-compassion, collaborate to identify and work with difficult feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships.

Something to know about my approach is:

I balance my approach by focusing on personal strengths and values in addition to areas of potential growth and change. I have experience using CBT, DBT, ACT, positive psychology, and music therapy approaches.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Identity Issues
  • Life changes
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Rachel Epley remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Iowa
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Ariel Sheeger
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change the way you run your life. So often, clients come in with one or two acute issues and find that our work together improves so many other areas of life!


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Together, we will:

change the way you run your life. So often, clients come in with one or two acute issues and find that our work together improves so many other areas of life!

Something to know about my approach is:

I value transparency and collaboration. We are here to strengthen your resilience, guide you toward honesty, and a higher sense of self. Also, we may even laugh together from time to time.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Couples issues
  • Kink Community
  • Open Relationships
  • Polyamory
  • Relationship Distress
  • Sexuality
  • Sex worker support
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Ariel Sheeger remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Louisiana, New York
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Latosha Haywood
Together, we will:

figure it out. I'm open to discuss whatever your need is and of course what I can confidently and professionally handle. When the issue at hand is beyond me I will connect you with the professional who is ready,willing, and able.


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Together, we will:

figure it out. I'm open to discuss whatever your need is and of course what I can confidently and professionally handle. When the issue at hand is beyond me I will connect you with the professional who is ready,willing, and able.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am more person centered by nature and happened to have fallen in love with narrative therapy. Which means with me is the perfect opportunity to talk all that you desire while I use my narrative therapy toolbox to help you come to a resolve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
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Latosha Haywood remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Dr. Paige Hover
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understand the roots of your concerns and gain insight-once you see it, you won't unsee it. Then we can talk about ways to address your concerns that work for you. I will challenge you to grow in ways that may not have thought about before.


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Together, we will:

understand the roots of your concerns and gain insight-once you see it, you won't unsee it. Then we can talk about ways to address your concerns that work for you. I will challenge you to grow in ways that may not have thought about before.

Something to know about my approach is:

I like to understand your concerns before we talk about coping skills. I will ask about your family, your upbringing and thoughts and feelings associated with your concerns. My approach is informed by ACT/CBT and Insight/Relational Therapy.

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  • anxiety management
  • Boundaries
  • Burn Out
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • People Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
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Dr. Paige Hover 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, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Jessica Eiseman
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.


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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