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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 Joplin, the suburbs of Joplin, other nearby places such as Rogers, Bentonville, or anywhere else in Missouri, 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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I emphasize self-compassion. I focus on challenging unhelpful thoughts, learning to experience and process your emotions in a healthy way, and building meaningful connections. You will also learn concrete skills on how to cope with your emotions.


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I emphasize self-compassion. I focus on challenging unhelpful thoughts, learning to experience and process your emotions in a healthy way, and building meaningful connections. You will also learn concrete skills on how to cope with your emotions.

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I use a variety of approaches that have research supported effectiveness. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based interventions and therapies that help you learn skills to achieve your goals and feel mentally and emotionally healthier

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Listen deeply to your stories, however many times you need to tell them, with curiosity regarding what is yet to be said. You will have a companion as you strive toward creating a life worth living.


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Listen deeply to your stories, however many times you need to tell them, with curiosity regarding what is yet to be said. You will have a companion as you strive toward creating a life worth living.

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Psychodynamic therapy/analysis explores psychic tangles that hold us back from fully living. My approach acknowledges that sometimes, we all could use some help shining a light into those vexing patterns that repeat despite ourselves.

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  • Anxiety
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Dottie Gill (they/them/she)
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We will explore and make sense of larger systems impacting your lived experience and how anxiety, trauma, and depression may be a result of or worsened by these oppressive systems. I can help you explore and understand what feels authentic for you.


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We will explore and make sense of larger systems impacting your lived experience and how anxiety, trauma, and depression may be a result of or worsened by these oppressive systems. I can help you explore and understand what feels authentic for you.

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My therapy approach is rooted in social justice, intersectional feminism, sex positivity, anti-racism, fat liberation, disability justice, and dismantling diet-culture. I draw from DBT, ACT, Compassion-Focused therapy and feminist therapy.

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

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Meghan Kean
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Work to identify strategies and techniques that can begin to offer some relief. We will also begin to alter problematic/less functional narratives that negatively impact your life. Self-compassion is a skill that I work on with almost every client.


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Together, we will:

Work to identify strategies and techniques that can begin to offer some relief. We will also begin to alter problematic/less functional narratives that negatively impact your life. Self-compassion is a skill that I work on with almost every client.

Something to know about my approach is:

It is my responsibility to pay attention to the big picture- noting common themes that come up. Often concerns that we have present differently across different domains (work, home, etc.) but the emotional underpinnings and impact can be similar.

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