Sarah Jane Thomas (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

I help folks heal body image at every size, work through the trauma, and rebuild the inner trust to safely come home to the body.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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  • Individual
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About My Clients

My work has a special focus on fat-identifying folks experiencing negative body image, recovering from disordered eating, and impacted by body size-based discrimination. It's not easy to accept our bodies as they are in a world that bombards us with messages saying we're not enough or too much. This constant onslaught of body-based criticism can be experienced as a form of violence and trauma that sits in our bodies and informs our relationship with ourselves.

My Background and Approach

My approach is warm, gentle and meets you where you are, as you are. I engage somatic techniques to support body connection and weave mindfulness-based skills throughout my work in sessions to support clients' personal awareness and safety. As a woman living in a larger body in recovery from an eating disorder I also intimately understand many of the unique challenges fat folks experience when healing body image and reconnecting with the body's innate wisdom.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Body liberation and fat acceptance are at the core of my work. I believe we should all be accepted and honored in our bodies, at all sizes. Often when we discuss body size it is linked to many untrue assumptions about health. I am aligned with the Health at Every Size perspective and believe that we can't determine anything about a person's health by looking at their body. I find it's also important to highlight that health is not a moral issue, no one owes anyone else their health; health status doesn't determine whether someone deserves respect and dignity. I'm fully committed to expanding my knowledge and understanding of how to best support other folks in larger bodies. That being said, I also want to acknowledge that there are many overlapping and intersecting layers of oppression and marginalization that folks experience based on their identities. You are the expert in your own life experience and I hope to earn your trust with time to support your journey.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English

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