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Health at Every Size® Healthcare Provider Listing

Michele Meinhardt, LSCSW



United States

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Takes Insurance
In-Network Insurance Companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- ProviDRs Care
Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Complex trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). single-incident
- Eating disorders and general disordered eating
- Body image
- Adult attachment issues
- Anxiety
- Depression
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness and self-compassion
- Fat acceptance
Age Groups Served:
- Adults (18 years old and up)
- Older Adults (65+ years old)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- Christians
- People with religious trauma
- Perfectionists/people pleasers
- Highly sensitive people (HSPs)
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

My approach to care respects the self-determination of each person I work with. I may be a provider who has had the privilege of receiving training and experience in providing treatment, but you are the one living your own life and I honor your ability to choose what is right for you. Choice and informed consent are things I offer every step of the way. I choose to operate from a Health at Every Size framework because it is a model that both respects the humanity and dignity of every person and is backed by good science. Respectful healthcare should not be the exception, it should be the rule.

About Me & My Practice

I became a therapist because I had my own transformative experience with a kind and skilled therapist that helped change my life for the better. I am certified in EMDR (which requires a minimum of 2 years of supervised experience) through EMDRIA, and certified as a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS), although I do not agree with all of the ways iaedp chooses to handle things. I have been practicing from a Health at Every Size lens for several years now and have read numerous books and watched several webinars about fat liberation, weight stigma, and respectful and competent care for larger-bodied folks from ASDAH and other organizations. I advocate for my clients who are affected by medical fatphobia frequently and will contact doctors directly and make specific requests of them for appropriate care and treatment.

Accessibility Considerations

My office is wheelchair-accessible and has ramps available and space within my office for wheelchairs. My furniture is rated to 500lbs and I hope to provide furniture accessible to higher weights in the future. I work in a shared office where each practitioner is independent, but the front desk welcomes all clients. The front desk has not had training in being welcoming and inclusive to all sizes as I cannot control or influence how they are trained. If you are not comfortable interacting with the front desk or waiting in the waiting room, please tell me as there is a back entrance that I can let you in for privacy. I do control my own paperwork and there are no questions about weight, BMI, etc.

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