Browse > Illinois > Rockford > Fat Positive

Find Fat Postive Therapists & Counselors in Rockford, IL.

 

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 Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, 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.

Rockford, IL Fat Positive Therapists- List Your Practice on Mental Health Match

Looking to expand your network? At Mental Health Match, we match clients to fat-positive therapists and counselors. Get set up for new referrals in 10 minutes or less. 60 day free trial, with no credit cards required to start. Join now.

Read more
WANT TO SEE PERSONALIZED MATCHES?
Take our survey to find therapists who fit your budget and goals.
Showing 1 - 5 (23 total therapists)
Showing 1 - 5 (23 total therapists)
Filters:
Picture of Jessica Eiseman, therapist in Illinois, Texas
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.


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of Jessica Eiseman, therapist in Illinois, Texas
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
Read more about me
Jessica Eiseman remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Texas
Picture of Stephanie Brands, therapist in Illinois
Stephanie Brands
Together, we will:

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.


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of Stephanie Brands, therapist in Illinois
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

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 disorders
  • Substance Use issues
  • Suicidal thoughts
Read more about me
Stephanie Brands remote and phone therapy in Illinois
Picture of James Searing, therapist in California, Illinois
James Searing
Together, we will:

Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of James Searing, therapist in California, Illinois
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view therapy as a sacred space and protected process. I'm a modern minded therapist always learning the latest in the sciences available. However, I love the art of therapy even more and strive to create a tailored approach unique to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Regulation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Technology Addiction
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Video game addiction
Read more about me
James Searing remote and phone therapy in California, Illinois
Picture of Ebony Harris, therapist in Illinois
Ebony Harris
Together, we will:

Collaborate and identify stressors while utilizing both new and existing strengths and coping to help them to unleash one's inner power.


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of Ebony Harris, therapist in Illinois
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Collaborate and identify stressors while utilizing both new and existing strengths and coping to help them to unleash one's inner power.

Something to know about my approach is:

My philosophy as a therapist is that I am in the passenger seat, helping navigate while my clients control the wheel. Utilizing a strengths-based, solution focused approach, I will work with you to identify your strengths and positive coping skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Complex Trauma
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
Read more about me
Ebony Harris remote and phone therapy in Illinois
Picture of Maria Perez, therapist in Illinois
Maria Perez
Together, we will:

Find the root of what may today be affecting your self-esteem, job, family, relationships etc. Often times people become stuck in their behavior patterns. Together we will get unstuck and learn new patterns that are more beneficial.


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of Maria Perez, therapist in Illinois
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Find the root of what may today be affecting your self-esteem, job, family, relationships etc. Often times people become stuck in their behavior patterns. Together we will get unstuck and learn new patterns that are more beneficial.

Something to know about my approach is:

I acknowledge that only you have the power to heal yourself, I can only provide the tools. When it comes to working with young children, my approach is family focused therapy, recognizing the importance of familial relationships for change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Parenting Skills
Read more about me
Maria Perez remote and phone therapy in Illinois