Chelsea Hall (she/her)

Accepting Clients

HAES-aligned therapy to explore the fullness of your identity, particularly as complicated by disordered eating, pregnancy, or grief (NJ/VA)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Princeton, NJ

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Your body is not a problem to solve, despite what your ED or our fatphobic culture have whispered in your ear all these years. You can fall in love with the amazing machine that is your body, & enjoy & nourish it in peace & freedom. You can learn to recognize how your emotions live in your body, how to stay present with them, & choose to respond rather than to react. You can learn to forgive, honor, & love yourself, and to get curious about those folks & systems that taught you to feel ashamed.

My Background and Approach

I've spent the last several years helping folks recover from eating disorders, & as a happy fat person, I have a soft-spot for clients recovering in bigger bodies. Whether reaching out now feels like your hundredth attempt at healing, or you've just noticed your thoughts about food or your body take up more time & energy lately, relief is possible. My approach honors your right to make decisions about your body, while also honoring your body's right to by nurtured & nourished regardless of weight. We'll use concepts like Health at Every Size (HAES), Intuitive Eating, and joyful movement (I recognize that a cookie-cutter application of these tools may not take into account factors like race, income, or ability, which impact what “normal eating” may look for you). I'll coach you through challenging unhelpful thoughts, teach you skills to help you regulate and tolerate your emotions, & offer the option to use body-based trauma healing tools as a part of processing both new and old wounds.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Regardless of what brings us together for therapy, I'll strive to hold two values in balance at all times: body sovereignty, and body dignity. The first concept, which recognizes your inviolable right to control decisions about your body, I borrow from the work of fat activism & the body liberation movement. The second concept is my attempt to find a unifying response to the many conflicting pressures that arise when addressing eating disorders. "Body dignity" trusts your lived experiences of marginalization, recognizes the toxic ED voice in your head, & won't downplay the fatphobia (both systemic and internalized) you've survived. Yet it does so while holding these in tension with the realities of your physiological needs, as well as the conviction that you are already worthy, lovely, & wise. While I come to my belief in your indelible goodness by way of my own Christian faith, I have worked with as many folks who have been wounded by religion as those who look to it for succor.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $105 - 195/session

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