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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 Knoxville, the suburbs of Knoxville, other nearby places such as Kingsport, Johnson City, or anywhere else in Tennessee, 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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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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Picture of Brittany Bate (she/her), therapist 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
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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:
  • Child Custody
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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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 Rebecca Leslie, therapist 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
Rebecca Leslie
Together, we will:

I focus on helping people gain a better understanding of themselves. We may talk about values and how you are living your life according to what is important to you. We will also talk about goals for therapy and how to best meet those goals.


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Picture of Rebecca Leslie, therapist 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
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

I focus on helping people gain a better understanding of themselves. We may talk about values and how you are living your life according to what is important to you. We will also talk about goals for therapy and how to best meet those goals.

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 fit each person.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Binge Eating
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress Eating
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Management
  • Weight Release & Healthy Lifestyle
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Rebecca Leslie 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
Picture of Paige L. Freeman, therapist 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
Paige L. Freeman
Together, we will:

Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.


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Picture of Paige L. Freeman, therapist 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
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Let's collaboratively determine, clarify, and work towards YOUR values and goals for your life. You have the life experience and the knowledge about yourself and I want you to trust in yourself, as well as our therapeutic relationship.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will encourage transparency, value-driven decision making, humor, self-compassion, and making room for your thoughts and feelings. I will help you respond to anxiety in a psychologically flexible way, which translates to richer life experience.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Food Allergy Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Parenting Issues
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Paige L. Freeman 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 Leslie Russell-Martin, therapist in Minnesota, Tennessee
Leslie Russell-Martin
Together, we will:

Find your balance. One step at a time. Our first step will be to get to know each other and your concerns. Once we're both ready we can begin exploring if testing, neuro or biofeedback, medication, or equine therapy can help you take your next steps.


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Picture of Leslie Russell-Martin, therapist in Minnesota, Tennessee
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Find your balance. One step at a time. Our first step will be to get to know each other and your concerns. Once we're both ready we can begin exploring if testing, neuro or biofeedback, medication, or equine therapy can help you take your next steps.

Something to know about my approach is:

I want to help you feel connected, consistently. I work as hard as you do to get you to your sense of balance. We may do "weird" things such as breathing, connecting with horses, and other activities rather than just talk!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Medical Professionals
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological/Neurocognitive Evaluations
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Leslie Russell-Martin remote and phone therapy in Minnesota, Tennessee