I am a Registered Psychotherapist who has lost 100 lbs and kept it off for over eight and a half years. I work with individuals who identify their issues with weight as psychological.
Within this there are two groups of people I help.
The first are individuals who have psychological issues to address with their weight, along with other psychological conditions such as ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders or anxiety disorders. I know that weight issues rarely occur in isolation, and I would say about 75% of my clients address other conditions with me as well as their weight.
The second group of individuals are those who see weight as their primary focus, regardless of other psychological conditions they may or may not have had. These individuals may have tried diet after diet but failed to lose weight. They may have been able to keep of weight in the short term but always gain it back, or they may be struggling with an eating disorder or food addiction.
Having been exactly in your position I can help with empathy and compassion. I know exactly what it is like to want to desperately make changes in your eating, health and weight, and feeling powerless to do so. And I also know the stakes are high in regard to your overall health and quality of life.
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