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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 Utica, the suburbs of Utica, other nearby places such as Schenectady, Binghamton, or anywhere else in New York, 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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Jacqueline Tassiello
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Tap into your strengths, find new ways to cope, release old patterns, and get curious. We'll use the creative process to gain information that isn't always conscious, and use any combination of talk, art, and writing to prompt healing.


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Together, we will:

Tap into your strengths, find new ways to cope, release old patterns, and get curious. We'll use the creative process to gain information that isn't always conscious, and use any combination of talk, art, and writing to prompt healing.

Something to know about my approach is:

I support clients who want to slow down, reconnect with themselves, and cope through difficulties. When experiencing stress or anxiety, it often affects every aspect of life. The creative process offers a powerful way to gain insight and awareness.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Child Therapy
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Healthcare workers
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Jacqueline Tassiello remote and phone therapy in New Jersey, New York
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Dr. Paige Hover
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understand the roots of your concerns and gain insight-once you see it, you won't unsee it. Then we can talk about ways to address your concerns that work for you, but also that make you have to stretch and challenge yourself a bit.


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Together, we will:

understand the roots of your concerns and gain insight-once you see it, you won't unsee it. Then we can talk about ways to address your concerns that work for you, but also that make you have to stretch and challenge yourself a bit.

Something to know about my approach is:

that is informed by ACT/CBT but I don't provide coping skills right away. I like to understand your concerns before we talk about coping skills. I will ask about your family, your upbringing and thoughts and feelings associated with your concerns.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Burn Out
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • People Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
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Dr. Paige Hover remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Patricia Petrone
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I lead a team of other talented specialists at Whole Wellness Services to provide each client with an individualized and effective approach to treatment for ages 2-geriatric. Couples & Group therapy also available! We are taking clients now.


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I lead a team of other talented specialists at Whole Wellness Services to provide each client with an individualized and effective approach to treatment for ages 2-geriatric. Couples & Group therapy also available! We are taking clients now.

Something to know about my approach is:

My areas of expertise include addressing emotional disturbances/disorders, existential growth, and health challenges. I utilize a team of holistic specialists that will focus on the emotional, behavioral, and physical aspects of your struggles.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Binge Eating
  • Career Change
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Development
  • Children
  • children of divorce
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Couples sex therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Divorce Recovery for Children
  • EMDR
  • Existential Crisis
  • Existential Issues
  • Food Allergy Anxiety
  • Food and Eating Concerns
  • Gay Identity
  • grief
  • High anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Lesbian Identity
  • LGBTQ Family Development
  • Love Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • multicultural identity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCSDs)
  • Overeating
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Queer Identity
  • Repeating Patterns of Ineffective Behavior
  • Stress Eating
  • Testing
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
  • Trauma EMDR
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Patricia  Petrone remote and phone therapy in New York
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Anna Dziechowski
Together, we will:

work to identify what creates fulfillment in your life. I use methods to practice improving communication in relationships. We will be curious about what is n longer serving you and what helps you to cope with life's stressors.


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Together, we will:

work to identify what creates fulfillment in your life. I use methods to practice improving communication in relationships. We will be curious about what is n longer serving you and what helps you to cope with life's stressors.

Something to know about my approach is:

I provide mindfulness based experiences to create space for self-reflection, slowing down, and easing tension. In sessions I also integrate art therapy as a reflective tool to improve expression and connect with inner resources.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Couples Therapy
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Work stress
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Anna Dziechowski remote and phone therapy in New York
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Dr. Jennifer Guinta, PsyD, LMHC
Together, we will:

Use a collaborative method to address your problem. I consider us a team & for that reason it is crucial that you comfortable when we meet. I also allow patients the flexibility to call me for a brief call if they are going through a crises.


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Together, we will:

Use a collaborative method to address your problem. I consider us a team & for that reason it is crucial that you comfortable when we meet. I also allow patients the flexibility to call me for a brief call if they are going through a crises.

Something to know about my approach is:

I like to occasionally give ‘homework’ assignments to my clients so help them get to know themselves prior/after to our sessions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Activity Dependencies
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Family Conflict
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Relationship Distress
  • Substance Use
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Dr. Jennifer Guinta, PsyD, LMHC remote and phone therapy in New York