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Carmen Cool, MA, LPC



United States

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Sliding Scale Available
Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- disordered eating
- relationship concerns
- weight stigma
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- fat liberation
- intersectional feminism
- Hakomi mindful somatic therapy
- relational-cultural
Age Groups Served:
- Teens (13-18 years old)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- activists
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

Many people come to me after having been harmed by other therapists who colluded with diet culture and tried to “fix” the “problem” of their bodies. Others find that they are recovering from recovery. Others are just tired of trying to fit into boxes we should never fit into in the first place. I won’t try to talk you out of your worldview. I won’t give you tools to cope with oppression. I won’t prescribe things that are antithetical to your humanity, and I won’t ask you to restrict any aspect of yourself to meet a narrow definition of what’s acceptable.

About Me & My Practice

My practice is: anti-racist, anti-oppression, feminist, fat affirming, and informed by queer theory. I’ve got over two decades of education and experience, and a deep well of resources to pull from in my work—but none of it really falls ‘inside the lines’ of traditional therapy. And none of it matters if you don’t feel seen by me.
I am an activist, an advocate, and a politicized therapist. Bodies are political. Therapy is political. I am not interested in ‘helping’ you conform to a broken system. I believe it’s my responsibility as a therapist to be an agent of social justice.
I bring warmth, humor, and my own humanity to the work. Rather than viewing people through a clinical lens of diagnosis, I look for the ways in which you are wise and outrageous and creative.
I’m not a neutral, distant therapist—I’m radically relational, ferociously protective, and extraordinarily nurturing. My work is all about relationships and connection—to our bodies, to each other, and to our own deep wisdom. I believe the most profound healing can happen here.
I believe that the goal of therapy should never be to help you adjust to oppression.
I believe in carbs. I believe relationships are where healing takes place.
And I love my clients. And that’s the radical truth that informs everything I do.

Accessibility Considerations

For in person clients:
There is a parking lot, with accessible parking spaces and ramps onto the sidewalk. There are bike racks for those who bike to the office. The office is located near a bus line. You can download the Transit App to find the best route to get here from your starting point.

There are ramps to both the front door and side door of the building. There are no automatic door-open buttons, and the doors are made of steel and glass and are fairly heavy. I can arrange for someone to open the door. There is an elevator that is accessible through the front door of the building only.

Scents and Allergies
Please be aware that the building is NOT scent-free. Occasionally there are scents that come through the ventilation system, as there are chiropractors and bodyworkers in the building who use scented oils, etc. ​

Occasionally, clients will bring their dogs to session. On Fridays, my office is rented to another therapist who brings in a therapy dog. These dogs may shed. Please let me know if you have concerns about allergies.

There are no gender inclusive bathrooms in the building currently. We are in conversation with the landlord to see if this can be changed. The bathrooms have 2 stalls, one of which has grip bars.

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