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Health at Every Size® Healthcare Provider Listing

Linda Baggett, Ph.D.



Well Woman Psychology
Manhattan Beach,
United States

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Special Instructions: I offer a free consultation that can be scheduled via my website or by contacting me via phone or email.
Sliding Scale Available
Waitlist Available
Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
- Body Acceptance
- Sexuality
- Anxiety
- Relationship concerns
- Infertility
- Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
- Abortion
- Miscarriage and pregnancy loss
- Pregnancy
- Perinatal and postpartum mental health
- Fat liberation
- Anxiety about healthcare
- Self-esteem
- Boundaries
- Imposter syndrome
- Women's Issues
- Anti-fat bias, fatphobia, and sizeism
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Intersectional feminism
- Fat liberation
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Humanistic psychology
- Attachment theory
- Mindfulness
Age Groups Served:
- Adults (18 years old and up)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- Transgender & nonbinary folks
- Women and femmes
- BIPOC people
- Pregnant people or people trying to become
- Trauma survivors
- People pleasers
- Fat people
- High achievers and perfectionists
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

I am INTERSECTIONAL: I consider the ways in which the client’s different identities and experiences of oppression intersect and relate to one another, coming together to shape the client’s unique experience. I am COLLABORATIVE: I view myself as an expert on mental health, the client as the expert on the client, and together we tailor an individualized plan to suit the client’s goals, preferences, identities, and needs. I am COMPASSIONATE: I view “symptoms” as the body’s attempts at coping and self-protection. I believe your behaviors, thoughts and feelings make perfect sense given what you’ve been through. I seek to EMPOWER: it is not for me to tell a client what they should do or strive for - instead I view it as my role to support the client in connecting with what their own feelings and body are telling them they need and help them find ways to get those very valid needs met. I am to CONNECT by being respectful, validating, encouraging, genuine, and meeting clients where they are so that the client can feel emotionally safe to be vulnerable and receive support.

Being a Health at Every Size® provider is personally and professionally very meaningful to me. Personally, this framework has been liberating and health enhancing for me. Professionally, I love this framework because it allows me to help clients start to see that their bodies aren’t, and never were the problem, but rather, that what we are taught about bodies, specifically fat bodies, is the problem.

About Me & My Practice

I came to this work in the way that many other HAES® providers did - discovering HAES® at a low point in my own relationship with my body. HAES® absolutely changed my life for the better. After I did my own work, I began to use it with clients and it has been the best career move I’ve made. I have been practicing HAES® since 2017 and am currently in the process of becoming a certified Body Trust provider. I work with clients of all sizes and believe that anti-fat bias harms everyone, but that the harm is greatest for those in the largest bodies. My favorite aspects of HAES® work are helping people realize that their bodies aren’t and never were the problem, start to take up space in their lives by doing what they love and not silently taking mistreatment, advocate for respectful and evidence based medical care in fatphobic medical systems, let go of disordered behaviors and thinking around weight/food/exercise, and develop a kinder, more empowered relationship with their bodies.

I love gardening and houseplants, dogs, floating in pools, being out in nature, hiking, cooking, and dancing. I have been several different sizes over the course of my life and am currently fat. I have lived experience with medical fatphobia. My other identities include positions of both privilege and marginalization (White, middle-aged, nonreligious, cisgender woman, heterosexual, lived experience with disability and trauma).

Accessibility Considerations

My practice is entirely virtual, so in that way, it is accessible to anyone who has a stable internet connection and privacy. I only speak English fluently, so unfortunately am not able to provide therapy in other languages including ASL, however, I am open to including an interpreter if you have one. I am affirming of all genders, sexual orientations, relationship orientations (including consensual non-monogamy and kink), and neurodivergence. I do not ever ask clients their weight and I ask them what terms they prefer to use to describe their body. Personally, I use fat as a neutral body descriptor, but I recognize that not everyone is in that space yet. None of my forms or paperwork includes any fatphobia or otherwise oppressive language. Besides HAES®, my other specialties are women’s issues broadly, and specifically trauma, relationships, sexuality, and reproductive health. Although my marketing is focused toward women, this absolutely includes trans women and I also enjoy working with men and nonbinary folks (from an intersectional feminist lens always). I always work from an intersectional, anti-racist and anti-oppression lens.

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