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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 Apple Valley, the suburbs of Apple Valley, other nearby places such as Eagan, Burnsville, or anywhere else in Minnesota, 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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Sharon Davern
Together, we will:

Explore what subconcious beliefs you may have that are causing issues for you. I.e. believing people will leave you if you are honest so you are overly pleasing and hang onto toxic relationships. I hope to help you find permanent change.


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Together, we will:

Explore what subconcious beliefs you may have that are causing issues for you. I.e. believing people will leave you if you are honest so you are overly pleasing and hang onto toxic relationships. I hope to help you find permanent change.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am very direct but give you all the opportunity to reject what my opinion might be. I attempt to hope you find the beliefs that may be driving your behavior in negative fashion. My training is to work with everyone involved.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Families of Trauma and Critical Incidents
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Healing from Relationships
  • High anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Sharon Davern remote and phone therapy in Minnesota, Tennessee
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Michelle Constantino
Together, we will:

Explore family dynamics/interpersonal relationships, life goals/skills development, personal identity goals, behavioral management techniques, as well as parent skills training. We will get you and/or your family feeling your best!


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Together, we will:

Explore family dynamics/interpersonal relationships, life goals/skills development, personal identity goals, behavioral management techniques, as well as parent skills training. We will get you and/or your family feeling your best!

Something to know about my approach is:

I enjoy getting to know you/your child, and discovering unique ways to challenge and empower you/your child. My goal is to help make you comfortable with change, and achieve the life goals that you have for yourself or your child/family.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Body Acceptance
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Family Dynamics
  • Trauma
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Michelle Constantino 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, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Rebecca Leslie
Together, we will:

Change your relationship with food and your body. Together we will 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 and your body. Together we will 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 use research supported treatment approaches in an individualized manner, which allows me to tailor therapy to best support you. I draw from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal therapy approaches.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Eating Disorders
  • emotional eating
  • Food and Eating Concerns
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Overeating
  • Stress
  • 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, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Brittany Bate (she/her)
Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

Something to know about my approach is:

Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-love
  • Shame
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Work-Life Balance
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Brittany Bate (she/her) remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
Picture of Lauren Bartholomew, 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, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Lauren Bartholomew
Together, we will:

We work together to notice unhealthy thought patterns and gently and kindly replace them with healthier methods of thinking. I believe that therapy isn't about changing who you are, but rather helping you be the best version of yourself!


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Picture of Lauren Bartholomew, 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, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

We work together to notice unhealthy thought patterns and gently and kindly replace them with healthier methods of thinking. I believe that therapy isn't about changing who you are, but rather helping you be the best version of yourself!

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an integrative approach tailored to each patient to help you explore and get to know your true self. I feel that true healing occurs when we can function from a place of authenticity and congruence.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
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Lauren Bartholomew 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, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin