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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 Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, 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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Leah Singer
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create a space where you feel comfortable to share what challenges you and come to solutions that feel most authentic to you.


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Together, we will:

create a space where you feel comfortable to share what challenges you and come to solutions that feel most authentic to you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I trust that you are the expert of your own life and will treat you as such. Your experiences and feedback guide what's covered in therapy, which makes our time together individualized to who you are and relevant to what's going on in your life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Habit Change
  • Loneliness
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
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Dr. Maria Lise Flores
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My clients balance hectic schedules with multiple responsibilities. Career, family, and social stressors--we're all feeling it. Healthy boundaries, communication skills, burnout prevention and addressing self-defeating thinking are starting points.


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My clients balance hectic schedules with multiple responsibilities. Career, family, and social stressors--we're all feeling it. Healthy boundaries, communication skills, burnout prevention and addressing self-defeating thinking are starting points.

Something to know about my approach is:

Clients who are seeking treatment for Anxiety Disorders, Stress and Burnout, and Divorce/Breakups will find compassionate understanding, empowerment, and relief. I'm integrative in my approach and have a wide variety of effective approaches to share.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Bipolar II
  • Burn Out
  • Career Transitions
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
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Dr. Emily Price
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Get to the root of your problems by uncovering patterns that keep you stuck, get in touch with your feelings, needs, and boundaries, increase your self-acceptance, deepen your relationships, and identify and go after what you want most out of life.


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Together, we will:

Get to the root of your problems by uncovering patterns that keep you stuck, get in touch with your feelings, needs, and boundaries, increase your self-acceptance, deepen your relationships, and identify and go after what you want most out of life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I take an active, research-driven approach to identify why you are hurting, lost, or overwhelmed, bring you the relief you need and deserve, and create lasting changes that make you more satisfied with yourself, your relationships, and your life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • College Students
  • Dating and Romance
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Postpartum
  • Relationship issues
  • Starting College
  • transition to motherhood
  • Young Adults
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Cheryl Gibbs
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Together we will work to find solutions to issues that are impacting your quality of life. We will work to find the best version of you and make that your reality moving forward. We will work together to build your inner strength and resiliency.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Together we will work to find solutions to issues that are impacting your quality of life. We will work to find the best version of you and make that your reality moving forward. We will work together to build your inner strength and resiliency.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am person oriented, meaning your story is valid to me. I believe everyone does the best they can at the time, but we can often get stuck in unhealthy patterns. I offer individual ways to cope, accept or reinterpret situations that are distressing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Distress tolerance
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
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Cheryl  Gibbs remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Mary Hosbrough
Together, we will:

Explore and resolve your ambivalence. Create a structure (hierarchy) to help you move towards change, at your pace. Learn and practice the skills and strategies to face your fears and break the cycles that are keeping you stuck.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Explore and resolve your ambivalence. Create a structure (hierarchy) to help you move towards change, at your pace. Learn and practice the skills and strategies to face your fears and break the cycles that are keeping you stuck.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with you at your pace, to help you make the choices you want to make for the reasons you want to make them. You are the expert in your own life, and I have expertise in how to integrate evidence based approaches tailored to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorders
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Mary Hosbrough remote and phone therapy in Illinois