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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 Gaithersburg, the suburbs of Gaithersburg, other nearby places such as Leesburg, Frederick, or anywhere else in Maryland, 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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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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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
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Chamika Block
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Visit your current and past experiences and allow space for grace for self and potentially others, and acceptance of where you have been and where you would like to go.


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Together, we will:

Visit your current and past experiences and allow space for grace for self and potentially others, and acceptance of where you have been and where you would like to go.

Something to know about my approach is:

I approach therapy in a collaborative way; helping those I service to build context of their experiences to aid in creating new reflections and empower the change process. I often incorporate REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy).

FOCUS AREAS:
  • African American Women
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Personal Development
  • Relationship issues
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Christine Cole
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I have experience working with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ADHD, mood disorders, substance use, relationship difficulties, Women's issues, as well as working with the military, and LGBT populations.


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I have experience working with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ADHD, mood disorders, substance use, relationship difficulties, Women's issues, as well as working with the military, and LGBT populations.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, licensed in Maryland, South Carolina, and Georgia, a former military spouse of over 20 years, with a background in interdisciplinary care, specializing in an integrative therapeutic approach.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Veterans / Military Families
  • Women's Issues
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India Simms
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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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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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Della S. Lusk, Ph.D.
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I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.


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I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.

Something to know about my approach is:

I generally use a cognitve behavioral therapy (CBT) approach with most clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Adulting
  • Adults
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • College Students
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Executive Coaching
  • Graduate Students
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Personal growth
  • Psychological/Neurocognitive Evaluations
  • Starting College
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Della S. Lusk, Ph.D. 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