Behavioral Health & Sleep

A healthier way to manage your weight.

Your emotional state and sleep habits can affect your decisions about the foods you choose. Our behavioral health services can help you build a healthy relationship between nutrition and sleep. The behavioral and sleep experts at Novant Health will teach you to manage stress and anxiety and establish better sleep patterns to help reach your weight loss goals.

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Psychological aspects of weight gain

Long-term weight loss success is about more than knowing what to eat and what not to eat. Equally important is the emotional side of dieting. It means being accountable, building a positive self-image and having the confidence to take action. Whether you're looking to make lifestyle changes or need medical treatment or surgery, Novant Health provides a range of behavioral health services that can put you in a positive mindset to help you reach your target goals for a happier, healthier life.

Behavioral health assessment

Our medical specialists provide behavioral health assessments at our weight loss locations. Depending on your specific needs, your healthcare provider may refer you for an evaluation, testing or counseling.

Behavioral health services may include:

  • Assessments and individual counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy groups
  • Monthly weight loss support groups
  • Bariatric surgery program assessment

Impact of sleep on overall health

Sleep and mental health go hand in hand. Getting adequate sleep is essential to your overall health and well-being. Sleep disorders have been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression. And conditions like insomnia can contribute to food cravings and late-night snacking. Our sleep health programs are designed to help you get the rest you need to achieve your wellness goals.

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What behavioral health services are available?

Individual counseling

You'll work one-on-one with an experienced counselor to explore eating patterns, emotional factors that contribute to weight gain and emotional challenges that keep you from achieving your weight goals.

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective in helping you hit your target weight and maintain it. You'll learn coping skills to control your eating habits, get motivated to exercise and boost your confidence.

Monthly support groups

Support and encouragement from others are critical components of long-term weight loss success. Novant Health offers monthly support groups where you'll join a welcoming, compassionate community of people who motivate and support one another toward achieving and maintaining a healthier lifestyle.

Bariatric surgery assessment

Before undergoing bariatric surgery, you'll be assessed by a team of mental health professionals to determine if bariatric surgery is right for you. The goal of the assessment is to ensure you're prepared mentally and physically to commit to the lifestyle changes necessary for safe, long-term success.

Inspirational classes

Novant Health offers programs to help you form a healthy relationship with food. Our classes and seminars empower you to make positive lifestyle changes to achieve your goals successfully.

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Is bariatric surgery right for me?

If your physician determines that you're a candidate for bariatric surgery, you'll be evaluated by a mental health professional. They'll assess how your emotional and behavioral health contributes to weight challenges to ensure you're ready to commit to long-term weight management. Our medical teams offer behavioral health assessments at all Novant Health weight loss locations.

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Are You Sleeping Soundly?

Good nutrition, exercise and sleep are vital for a healthy life. Getting a good night's sleep is essential for your overall physical and mental well-being and faster recovery from an illness or injury.

You should consider changing your routine if you feel tired during the day or have trouble falling or staying asleep at night.