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Behavioral health & sleep

Healing your mind can have benefits for physical health

Your emotions, moods and sleep habits can affect your decisions about food. Getting help to manage stress, anxiety and sleep conditions such as insomnia can improve your success with weight-loss goals. Novant Health offers behavioral health and sleep health services that can be valuable for creating a healthy lifestyle and weight loss.

Behavioral health


Our medical teams offer behavioral health assessments at locations where weight-loss services are available. Depending on your personal needs, your treatment plan may include a referral for these services. Do you often eat in response to emotions or stress instead of true hunger? It is very important to discuss this pattern of eating during your initial visit to ensure that you get effective treatment.

Behavioral health services can include:

  • Assessments and individual counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy groups
  • Monthly weight-loss surgery support groups
  • Psychological testing in bariatric surgery program

Sleep health


Getting adequate sleep is essential for good health. Insufficient sleep has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Besides this, insomnia can contribute to late-night eating, when food choices can be poorly planned and, as a result, less healthy. Novant Health has programs that are designed to help you get the rest you need, so you are ready to pursue your wellness goals.