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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy may be recommended before or after surgery or may be initiated by the patient at any point of the surgical process. The licensed mental health clinician will work closely with the bariatric team to create and implement unique a treatment plan to best suit the patient’s needs and promote optimal patient outcomes.

Common areas of focus include resolving emotional/barriers to weight management, preparing for bariatric surgery, establishing healthy patterns of eating, increasing motivation, accountability, overcoming challenges to exercise, adjusting to changes after bariatric surgery, and fostering long-term change.

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