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Intentional. Compassionate. Comprehensive. 

Therapy & Evaluations

Evaluations

Comprehensive Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery Evaluations

Having bariatric/metabolic surgery is a life-changing, and sometimes life-saving, decision. Many insurance companies require a pre-operative psychological evaluation. While many licensed therapists can grant you 'clearance' for the surgery, we do things differently. 

This 90-minute evaluation is not a ‘hurdle’ to be jumped or a test to be passed. There are no right or wrong answers. Instead, as seasoned experts in bariatric surgery, we help you see this appointment as an opportunity to explore your strengths and to identify the areas in which you will need additional support for your post-surgery life. In this comprehensive process, you will learn what to expect from surgery and how to reduce your risk of weight regain.

We focus on the things your surgeon can't help you with...the changes 'above the neck.'

Remember, you will experience changes in your closest relationships, your body image, your eating patterns and habits, and your emotional relationship to food post-surgery. You will have good days and hard days. That is why we are happy to provide our assessment services as standalone services, but we strongly encourage you to consider working with us for regular (or occasional) individual therapy post-surgery as well. 

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Therapy

Compassionate one-on-one therapy.

A trusting relationship is foundational to the therapeutic process. We are intentional about building relationships that foster healing and growth through our non-judgmental, trauma-informed, collaborative style. We listen. We work to understand. And together, we work towards healing.

We also incorporate a variety of evidence-based therapeutic tools into our work, including: 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Mindfulness and Mind-Body Therapy

 

Due to the nature of our work, we often combine these psychological tools with an emphasis on body awareness at a gentle, trauma-aware pace. 

Here is how to work with our team: 

  • Schedule a free 15-20 minute consultation.

  • Complete intake paperwork at your own pace using our HIPAA compliant system prior to your first appointment.  

  • Decide, with your therapist, whether to work in 30-minute, 50-minute or 90-minute appointment slots, depending on your needs and preferences.