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Health at Every Size® Healthcare Provider Listing

Amanda Peclat-Begin, MA, LPC, NCC

(she/her, they/them)


Sage Therapy Chicago
United States

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Special Instructions: Email and phone number are the direct lines to our intake team, who may assist in scheduling appointments.
Takes Insurance
Sliding Scale Available
Waitlist Available
Additional information about where I can practice: Currently only offering telehealth as office lease is in transition, in-person availability will come approximately in August
In-Network Insurance Companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO & Choice Plans
- Aetna
- Cigna
- Optum UBH/United Healthcare
Specialties & Areas of Focus:
Age Groups Served:
- Children (birth through 12 years)
- Teens (13-18 years old)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

I take a holistic approach to mental health conceptualization and treatment; your experiences and any symptoms you may experience do not exist in a vacuum unaffected by other dimensions such as your physical health, current events, or the dominant cultural narratives of cisheteronormativity, white supremacy, Eurocentric beauty standards, and patriarchy. Therapy itself is a political statement. As such, I take a collaborative approach to therapy and treatment. I am not the only expert in the room–you bring a rich and complex history full of experiences and strengths invaluable to the therapeutic relationship. We will work together to determine the best way to collectively accomplish your goals, whether big or small. I practice from a social justice-oriented and culturally-affirming perspective and draw from many theories of therapeutic practice–including person-centered, feminist, narrative, queer, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and solution-focused–as appropriate to what you need from our work together. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all.

About Me & My Practice

I first became interested in psychology and working as a therapist as a teenager. I always had a heart for supporting people and holding space; I love knowing people’s stories and lived experiences, and I was always drawn to understanding myself and others on a deeper, more meaningful level. I am and have remained a therapist because I believe in the power of the therapeutic process and relationship as someone with years of experience both as the therapist and the client. Having a non-judgmental and open space to explore feelings, experiences, and behaviors with someone who can witness and hold space for the full spectrum of the human condition and meeting you where you are is transformative, powerful, and healing. I seek to foster a space where both therapist and client can show up authentically throughout this stop on the healing journey. I actively work from a standpoint of philosophy that emphasizes liberation for all, including fat liberation. I utilize Health at Every Size principles in working with all clients to explore our relationship with our bodies and self-esteem, and dismantling harmful preconceived notions engrained in us, and practicing advocacy for clients and practicing self-advocacy.

Accessibility Considerations

At this time, I am only offering telehealth services that will allow for more accessibility. Any accessibility considerations once an office location is determined may be provided as needed.

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