What to Expect at Your First Psychological Assessment
During your assessment, we’ll get to know you better by discussing your eating and physical-activity patterns, social relationships and support system, life stressors, and mental health history. We aren’t here to psychoanalyze you. We also realize that for some people this appointment can be stressful -- especially if you have never seen a psychologist before. We are here to discuss your concerns and personalize your treatment recommendations in order to help you manage any emotional or behavioral barriers that might affect your long-term success.
Stop Blaming Yourself
Many people struggle internally with their inability to lose weight. We try to help you understand that controlling weight loss goes far beyond a lack of “willpower” or simply eating less and exercising more. Most often, the inability to lose weight is not about “willpower.” There are powerful physiological factors at play that may be preventing you from achieving your weight loss goals. We help you understand the role your genes play in weight, how your medications or medical conditions may be promoting weight gain, and how your body may be working against your weight loss efforts.