Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for
Many individuals struggle with managing weight effectively. In fact, experts believe that as many as 80% of dieters gain back the weight they've worked so hard to lose. Common difficulties that lead to weight gain include binge eating, loss of control eating, overeating, emotional eating, and grazing. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Weight Management is a structured, short-term, goal-oriented approach that uses psychological principles to help clients more effectively manage their weight.
All appointments are conducted via TeleHealth
to maximize convenience and flexibility.
CBT teaches you to recognize and change beliefs and behaviors that affect your eating habits. CBT entails education, analysis of emotional triggers related to eating, exploration of your thoughts and beliefs about eating/foods, investigation of your emotional reactions to eating/foods, and a study of the environments and situations that affect your food choices.
Treatment starts with conducting a comprehensive assessment of your eating, dieting, and weight management history, and your current eating patterns (e.g., frequency, times of day you eat, situations or environments you are in when you eat, and moods experienced before, during, and after eating).
Depending on your needs, Dr. Harte may recommend some of these CBT techniques:
Restructuring your thinking patterns related to eating: for example, challenging the belief that eating is the only activity that relieves stress.
Identifying ways to stay busy: Boredom is a common trigger to eat. You will be helped to identify a range of activities that can provide you with a sense of accomplishment and that will help you to keep your mind off of eating.
Managing negative mood states: Stress and other negative mood states often increase eating urges. CBT will help you to more effectively manage these moods so that they have less of an impact on your urge to eat.