What Is Behavioral Medicine Counseling?
Behavioral medicine counseling helps people with psychological and emotional issues identify and work on their issues to move forward into a healthier lifestyle.
Weight loss often brings up many psychological issues like self-esteem, self-worth, and feelings of guilt. Our trained behavioral counselors use unique methods to help people who are in the process of losing weight feel better about themselves and more in control of their own lives.
Benefits of Behavioral Medicine Counseling
Behavioral medicine counseling can help improve wellbeing both physically and emotionally. It can help to improve their psychological and physical health, improve their coping skills with chronic illnesses, and increase their ability for self-care. People who receive counseling while trying to lose weight may find improvement in their ability to navigate emotional and psychological challenges associated with losing weight and maintaining healthy weight . Counselors may also uncover other underlying issues that make weight loss more challenging.
Our participants may encounter difficulties along the path to weight loss. They may have issues like binge eating, adhering to treatment for conditions like diabetes, or coping with unhealthy behaviors. Our clinicians offer ongoing treatment that can help patients work through these issues.
Frequently Asked Questions About Behavioral Medicine Counseling
Here are patient questions about behavioral medicine counseling and weight loss:
How does counseling help with weight loss?
People who are overweight or suffer from obese may have complex emotional and psychological issues associated with their condition. Excess weight gain may happen due to illness, injury, or gradually gaining pounds over the years.
No matter how patients gain weight, changing their lifestyles can be challenging. Behavioral medicine counseling can be helpful because it helps to reframe psychological and physical issues regarding lifestyle, eating behavior and exercise.
How does counseling change behaviors around food?
Counseling can help patients modify unhealthy behaviors and thoughts. It can assist with emotional eating, helping patients who eat when they are stressed or upset find alternate comfort. It focuses on preconceptions about food and exercise and helps to show that change is possible for anyone.
Can counseling keep the weight off permanently?
With counseling in place, you are more likely to achieve permanent results. Maintaining weight loss requires long term commitment. Ongoing counseling can assist in this process.
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Behavioral medicine counseling is what sets our weight loss system apart from others. Our clinicians can help you work through long-standing personal issues and help you understand how to make your weight loss more permanent. We are ready to help you overcome the mental and emotional roadblocks that get in the way of weight loss.