Weight Loss Counseling

Your health goals are achievable.

Novant Health provides weight loss counseling and behavioral health services designed to help you reach your goals. Our empathetic counselors will help you understand your eating habits and offer coping skills to bring you long-term weight loss success.

What is weight loss counseling?

Emotions impact your food choices, especially when dealing with stress, anxiety or depression. Our weight loss counselors can help you understand your triggers that lead to stress eating and change patterns that derail weight loss like finding comfort in food.

Developing healthy nutrition goals focused on mindful eating and other coping strategies for managing stress and anxiety can empower you for success. Weight loss counseling helps you control your emotions and puts you in a better position for sustainable long-term weight loss.

Behavioral health services and therapy options

Our weight loss team includes licensed therapists and counselors who provide psychological assessments and behavioral therapy for weight loss. Services we offer include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Psychological testing and weight loss surgery counseling for bariatric surgery candidates
  • Monthly weight loss support groups

A holistic approach to weight loss

Losing weight requires dedication, commitment and resilience. But it doesn't have to be a solitary journey. Besides therapy, we provide a complete range of weight loss services. These include surgical and nonsurgical procedures, nutrition and exercise programs, weight loss support groups and seminars about bariatric surgery and other health topics.

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The Weight Loss Tools You Need

Starting a weight loss program can seem overwhelming. With so much information about losing weight, it's hard to know where to begin.

Our weight loss specialists can help you understand your options and what services are best for your individual goals. And be sure to check out our free guide to weight loss. It's filled with valuable tips to put you on the right track.

What is stress eating?

When you're stressed or have anxiety, eating may provide you comfort. Stress eating may feel good at the moment but can then be followed by feelings of guilt or shame.

When you're under stress, your body releases hormones that can increase your desire to eat. That includes unhealthy foods high in fat and sugar. 

Behavioral therapy can help you control stress eating. You'll learn to differentiate between eating to satisfy hunger versus eating to relieve anxiety or depression. The coping skills you develop let you substitute unhealthy behaviors for mindful eating habits.

Weight loss surgery counseling 

Evaluations for bariatric surgery candidates include psychological assessments. The results can help determine if you're willing to make healthy lifestyle changes to increase your chances of long-term success.

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Attend a Weight Loss Seminar

A great way to start learning about safe weight loss options is to attend a Novant Health online seminar. Here you can learn options to get started on your weight loss journey.

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Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today

Begin your health and fitness goals with the tools and advice you need to succeed — backed by a team of highly trained specialists and counselors who will guide and support you every step of the way, like establishing healthy eating habits and coping mechanisms.

Set up an appointment at one of our weight loss clinics and start living the healthy life you deserve.