When discussing or addressing weight loss issues, society has the tendency to focus on the physical component. However, there are biological, environmental, and psychological factors that may be contributing to someone's inability to lose weight. Long-term weight loss is complex and usually involves learning a new set of life skills, aside from healthy eating habits and exercise. Recent research suggests that dieting alone does not work for long-term weight loss, although dieting and exercise in conjunction to psychotherapy has shown to be effective (Psychology Today). Psychotherapists and clients collaborate on specific individual goals and outline steps in order to achieve those goals. Therapy also addresses psychological barriers to weight-loss such as self-blame, chronic stress, depression, substance use, anxiety, and grief. To request a new patient appointment click here.