Break the negative cycle of thoughts and feelings that lead to low self-image, failed attempts at weight loss, and poor health choices.
The dieting and weigh loss industry is a multibillion-dollar business that is built on repeated failures. For most people, losing weight is a revolving door of disappointment and shame. One of the main reasons for this cycle is the lack of focus on the cognitive factors (thoughts) that lead to either weight gain or trouble with weight loss and weight management.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Weight Loss?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for weight loss has been shown to be a very powerful addition to any diet and exercise program. CBT for weight loss works to identify the patterns of thoughts and feelings that lead the behaviors you don’t want. The decision to choose something full of empty calories over something healthy is driven by a cascade of thoughts and feelings. Many “serial dieters” feel powerless over their eating, exercise, and weight loss.
I work with clients to build up their self-image, create empowerment, and develop the skills needed for long lasting change. It’s common to take negative thoughts about ourselves and others as valid truths, rather than challenge and change them for the better.
The San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale etc.) are hotbeds of pressure, judgment, and social evaluation. This does NOT need to be the case. We can have power over our thoughts and the behaviors they lead to.
I specialize in collaborating with physicians, nutritionists, and personal trainers to educate and foster a team approach for helping my clients.
Contact me today to explore how we may work together to use CBT for weight loss in either my San Francisco or Menlo Park office.