If you struggle with your weight and body image, you are not alone. Most people have complicated relationships with food, eating, and their bodies. In Western Europe and North America especially, the media and marketing have aggressively promoted an unhealthy ideal of weight and body image. At the same time we have become a very sedentary culture that eats a lot of high calorie food. The result is an epidemic of obesity.
Losing weight is often the easy part; maintaining weight loss almost never is. Sustained healthy weight control is a “head game” that requires a lot of courage, knowledge, insight, tools and effort. Certainly diet and nutrition, as well as exercise and fitness, are important. As for other weight management programs, CBT for weight management includes personalized plans for eating and exercise. However, CBT for weight management also helps people to acquire the thinking (cognitive) and behavioural skills that are essential for success including how to:
Sustained healthy weight management is a challenge and CBT techniques can be an important part of the solution. However, because obesity often occurs with other common problems such as mood, anxiety and substance use disorders and often results in a number of serious medical conditions, the first step towards effective weight loss and management is thorough and proper assessment from a physician or psychologist.
CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.
We are a highly-qualified group of over 50 psychologists and psychological associates who provide personalized, compassionate, respectful and discreet treatment with the highest level of... Read More
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Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.
Psychologists and psychiatrists both undertake... Read More
The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More