Sarah Landolfi, LCSW
My name is Sarah Landolfi and I practice at the intersection of Queer & Trans identities, fat embodiment, and trauma-informed care.
As an individual psychotherapist, I work with Queer, Trans and fat folks to help them take up loud, joyful space with their needs, desires, voices, and bodies in the world so that they may live more enlivened lives.
As an educator and consultant, I partner with therapists and other healthcare providers to facilitate their process of understanding, interrogating, and ultimately unlearning anti-fatness within themselves, in their work with clients and patients, and within their communities.
Though my work is informed by theory and research, I privilege fat people’s and Queer & Trans people’s lived experience, activism and scholarship, as I believe these are our most valuable resources in understanding these different systems of oppression and their fallout; additionally, this practice amplifies fat, Queer and Trans voices and ensures that we remain focused on the goals for this work as told to us by marginalized folks themselves.
Articles written by Sarah Landolfi
If there were something you could do to improve the safety and well-being of your clients who live in fat bodies, would you make the effort? My name is Sarah Landolfi and I’m a psychotherapist, consultant and trainer. I specialize in working with fat clients in therapy, and I offer something unique to these folks:…
Today I was browsing Fat Positive Cooperative, a site that connects people with fat acceptance and fat positive resources, and a post by trans, nonbinary and fat activist J Aprileo caught my eye; it was entitled, “Fat & Trans: Reclaiming My Autonomy.” In it, J highlights an experience that trans and nonbinary folks know well:…
“What if there’s nothing wrong with my body?” This is an astonishing question – or at least it felt that way to me the first time I asked it of myself. It’s a question that multiple and interlocking systems of oppression such as racism, misogyny and fatphobia rely upon us not asking ourselves. Not to…
There are few experiences as disheartening as going to a new place – a doctor’s office, a restaurant, a hair salon – and finding that it was not designed with my body in mind. (Don’t even get me started on airplanes). As a fat woman navigating a world made for people with thin bodies, I…