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Health at Every Size® Healthcare Provider Listing

Allison Graham, LMSW

(she/her, they/them)


Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center
United States

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Additional information about where I can practice: For in person services, I only work in Wichita, KS. For telehealth, I will work with someone who is currently in the state of Kansas.
Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Sexual trauma
- Adult survivor of child sexual abuse
- Sexual Assault Trauma
- Complex Trauma due to Sexual Abuse
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Trauma Informed Care
- Somatic therapy
- Self Compassion
- Talk therapy
- Feminist perspective/theory
- Person Centered
- Integrative Therapy Approach
- Multicultural Counseling
- Strengths Based
Age Groups Served:
- Teens (13-18 years old)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
- Older Adults (65+ years old)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- Trans
- Nonbinary
- Latine
- Intellectualizers
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

Folks who enter my office are the expert in their own healing from sexual trauma. I listen to how they live their lives and work to integrate my therapy skills into what works for them.

I engage in a harm-reduction approach to therapy. This embodies meeting the client where they are at.

Being a Health at Every Size® provider means educating the HAES® philosophy with clients when appropriate and consented to. It also means I look at the client as a whole person rather than one specific aspect of their health. Health is many different things, not just one.

I practice a HAES® philosophy not only because I believe that it is scientifically sound but also because it is fundamentally trauma informed.

I have lived experience as a fat person and the HAES® principals have fundamentally changed my view of health for the better.

About Me & My Practice

I have been working in the field of sexual violence since 2018. I initially came to this work as a practicum student in my Master's program for social work. I have remained in this field because I have found that it is an honor to walk alongside survivors of sexual violence in their healing and to help amplify their voices.

As a fat person, I discovered HAES® through my journey to self-acceptance and self-compassion. When I learn and take in new beliefs for myself that I think could help others, it is important to me to pass along those principles when appropriate.

At the organization I work at, I have been speaking up against anti-fat bias - initially in conversation with co-workers and supervisors, eventually developing trainings for staff and volunteers about how to ethically work with survivors with anti-fat bias in mind, no matter what size the survivor is. I am also working with a colleague to bring this training to professionals locally.

Outside of work you will find me going on walks, being creative through art or music, reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with my loved ones.

Accessibility Considerations

In my office, I have a wide armchair available for clients. We have alternate seating without arms if that is desired or needed.

Our staff has been trained in anti-fat bias ethical training and we welcome all survivors of sexual violence in our offices. We also work with loved ones who are supporting a survivor of sexual violence.

We do not require clients to share medical information - we will listen if you want to share it though.

Due to the confidential nature of therapy, we do not have interpreters for therapy services.

Our bathrooms are gender neutral, and we also have single bathrooms if you prefer that.

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