If you or someone you love are considering Bariatric surgery or preparing for Bariatric surgery then we can help with this life transition. Bariatric surgery is an important life decision. One that can be both empowering and unnerving. Our Licensed Professional Counselor, Annalisa Youngquist is Certified in Bariatric Evaluations to best assist you on your journey to success before and after surgery.
The American Society for Bariatric Surgery recommends for patients who are seeking bariatric (i.e. weight-loss) surgery obtain a psychological evaluation. Your doctor will likely require an evaluation in order to assess if there are any issues that could interfere with the best surgery outcome. Your weight-loss surgery is a life changing decision and your doctor wants to make sure you are prepared. By completing a psychological assessment, we can help you identify your strengths and areas where you may need additional support in order to help maintain your weight loss goals.
The evaluation will include a face-to-face interview in order to better understand your motivation and expectations for the surgery, as well as gain background information important to the evaluation.
After your surgery, it is important to have support in maintaining your new lifestyle. This turns out to be a greater challenge than most people realize. Our counseling sessions can also assist you with relapse prevention, struggles with eating disorders, and address concerns with mood disorders including depression and anxiety. Engaging in counseling following surgery can help prevent weight regain and maintain your weight-loss. Consumers who receive their Bariatric Evaluations with us then receive a discount towards post-surgical counseling.
In order to obtain more information and to schedule a Bariatric Evaluation contact us today.
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