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Wednesdae Reim Ifrach


Therapist & Art Therapist

Rainbow Recovery
United States

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Takes Insurance
Sliding Scale Available
Waitlist Available
In-Network Insurance Companies:
- Anthem
- CT Medicaid/Husky
- United
- Cigna
- CTCare
Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Trans/Gender Diverse/Non-Binary
- Weight Stigma & Fat Bodies
- Fat Activism
- Disabilities
- Neurodivergence
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Fat Liberation
- Disability Justice
- Body Liberation
- Intersectional Social Justice
Age Groups Served:
- Teens (13-18 years old)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- Trans/Gender Diverse/Non-Binary
- Activism
- Artists
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

I believe all work should be person centered without there being an oppressive power dynamic that makes me the expert. I am only the expert on me and no one else. My version of person centered care is to hear where one wants support, guidance, care and support. Where does one want an advocate, a guide, a listener.

Part of my own process is using the minority stress model, feminist theory & existentialism to really bring to the table the reality that the bodies we are in dictate how others treat us and therefore our access to the world.

As part of that work HAES® for me is about advocating for bodily autonomy, equitable access to care, unconditional regard and respect and knowing that there is someone in ones corner who will fight fiercely for them and/or beside them. As a fat person who is disabled, neurodivergent and Trans/Non-Binary I have experience what it is like to be told no, to not be believed, to have my care gatekept and to be gaslit by the system. While I continue to advocate to end that system of oppression I also seek to help clients access care in and around the current system while we work on abolishing the current system of care and growing something more community based.

About Me & My Practice

I became an art therapist with a deep belief that art and somatics could help us unlearn the shame of being in a body and reading our bodies. From there I worked in eating disorder treatment and experienced the trauma of being in a fatphobic, all white, thin and cis-hetero environment. I looked around and didn't like what I was learning and did my own research and found HAES® and began reading, watching ASDAH webinars and uncovered a bunch of books, podcasts, art, an entire world I didn't know existed.

I've taken trainings with ASDAH, NAAFA, RDs for Neurodiversity, Eating Disorder Harm Reduction, FEDUP, Body Trust etc. and really feel like I became deeply immersed in unlearning my own internalized fatphobia and finally felt free to let my body be and support others in doing the same. I have been practicing from a HAES® perspective for almost 10 years and and continue to advocate for myself and others by providing education and consultations to medical professionals, writing letters and participating in legislative action and working with treatment companies to learn how to integrate and unlearn systemic weight stigma.

Separate from this work as someone who lives in one of these bodies I focus my time on treatment equity access on a non-profit board, enjoy making activist art about my own gender affirming process and really use art to send messages and embrace being an agent for change.

Accessibility Considerations

I currently provide virtual services which include closed captioning, interpreting services can be made available and we can choose backgrounds and other video options that made the virtual environment as accommodating as possible.

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