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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. Wherever you are located in Maryland from Annapolis to Rockville or even Frederick, or anywhere else nearby, 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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John Polanco
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I offer my services to help families and individuals regain a sense of control and peace without missing the fun. I promise to walk this journey alongside you to help you achieve your goals.


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I offer my services to help families and individuals regain a sense of control and peace without missing the fun. I promise to walk this journey alongside you to help you achieve your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I primarily use a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, strengths-based support, parenting education, and solution-focused brief therapy in my practice. I also provide Spanish-speaking services for mental health counseling.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Child behavior issues
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Life Transitions
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Andrea Elkon
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Dig deep into the beliefs you have about yourself, your performance, and the influence of forces around you. We will see how those thoughts connect to your feelings and your actions, so that you can feel emotionally healthy and perform your best.


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Together, we will:

Dig deep into the beliefs you have about yourself, your performance, and the influence of forces around you. We will see how those thoughts connect to your feelings and your actions, so that you can feel emotionally healthy and perform your best.

Something to know about my approach is:

One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. We will explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have you the most "stuck." Behavior change comes when we understand the "what's" and the "why's" of those thoughts and emotions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Athletes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Sports Performance
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Andrea Elkon 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
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India Simms
Together, we will:

Set goals and work toward them. Process trauma. Learn new coping skills for anxiety. Do EFT tapping. Practice couples communication exercises together. Discuss setting boundaries with your loved ones! Start a new self-care regimen!


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Set goals and work toward them. Process trauma. Learn new coping skills for anxiety. Do EFT tapping. Practice couples communication exercises together. Discuss setting boundaries with your loved ones! Start a new self-care regimen!

Something to know about my approach is:

I like to give people concrete skills they can use when they're not in therapy. Therapy is about finding ways to improve your quality of life, or increase relationship satisfaction. There's no topic too taboo.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Couples Therapy
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Dr. Geneva Reynaga-Abiko
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We will work collaboratively to understand your concerns, develop goals for treatment and co-construct a therapeutic space that feels safe and supportive for you.


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We will work collaboratively to understand your concerns, develop goals for treatment and co-construct a therapeutic space that feels safe and supportive for you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I provide affirmative, empowerment-based, relational, insight-oriented (psychodynamic) psychological services. I believe that everyone has the right to make their own decisions and that people are doing the best they can given their circumstances.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • BIPOC
  • Borderline Personality
  • LGBTQ+
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
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Dr. Geneva Reynaga-Abiko remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, 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
Picture of Rebecca Leslie, therapist 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
Rebecca Leslie
Together, we will:

Change your relationship with food. We will work together to help you develop a healthy relationship with food. We may talk about values, your thoughts, and your behaviors.


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Picture of Rebecca Leslie, therapist 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
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Together, we will:

Change your relationship with food. We will work together to help you develop a healthy relationship with food. We may talk about values, your thoughts, and your behaviors.

Something to know about my approach is:

I draw from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal therapy approaches. I use evidence-based treatment in an individualized manner, which allows me to tailor therapy to best help you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Eating Disorders
  • emotional eating
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Stress Eating
  • Weight Management
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Rebecca Leslie 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