Beverly Hills, MI Weight Loss Counseling

Counseling for Weight Management in Beverly Hills, MI

When John stepped off the scale, he was fighting disappointment. This had been a struggle his whole life, and he wondered if it would ever get any easier. It was not for trying. John kept up with the latest diet trends and exercise crazes. Several times, he has lost a significant amount of weight. However, he generally gained it back. Any success John had only seemed to be short-term. The worst part was his head: John desperately wanted to like his body and to lose some weight. However, he is so difficult on himself. John and his body have a contentious relationship. John is not alone. Many people can relate. Both women and men can struggle to manage their weight and to maintain a healthy self-image. They latest fads and crazes have left many people exhausted. They focus on following narrow and strict rules, but therapy for weight management takes a different approach. Instead, counseling focuses upon holistic health and establishing an accepting relationship with one’s body. With a strong foundation of emotional and physical health, counseling for weight management often empowers people to make lasting changes.

“I think there’s so much emphasis on body image and results and outcome, but really what you should be after is to be healthy and to feel good about yourself.”
—Abby Wambach

When people are managing their weight, they often work with a trainer at the gym or with a nutritionist to help with their diet. However, more and more, people are also working with a counselor. What affects an individual’s mind can affect their body. What affects an individual’s body can affect their mind. Sometimes, what is happening emotionally with a person is what is holding them back physically. Counseling can explore that mind-body connection and often help people live holistic and healthy lives.

The therapists at Thriveworks Beverly Hills offer therapy for weight management. We have worked with many clients who have learned to accept their body and cultivate both emotional and physical health.

Body Weight and Body Image in America

Many people in American struggle with their bodies. The Centers for Disease Control found that…

  • Twenty percent of adults in American are considered obese.
  • Twenty percent of adults (ages 20 and older) in the US are considered overweight.
  • Nine percent of kids ages 2-5 are considered obese.
  • Seventeen percent of kids ages 6-11 are considered obese.
  • Twenty percent of kids ages 12-19 are considered obese.

These numbers are not just statistics. Each person has a unique story. For many people, the number on the scale only represents part of the story. Often, emotional and psychological wounds contribute to the struggle with weight.

Therapy and Body Image

Working with a therapist can give people a number of advantages in their battle to manage their weight. Two of that benefits may include…

Healing emotional wounds. The weight and the scale may be visible, but the emotional wounds may not be. Anxiety and depression can fuel an unhealthy relationship with the body. While many people associate eating disorders with being underweight, they are common in people who struggle with being overweight or obese as well. These mental health issues can be treated, and their treatment is often an important step toward establishing a healthy relationship with the body. Counseling looks beyond the surface and seeks deeper healing.

Building resiliency. Fad diets give strict rules that are easy to break, and thus, people can yo-yo between weight gain and loss. Therapy focuses upon building resiliency for the long-term. Self-awareness is often important in this process. Often, people can allow untrue and negative beliefs to lay the foundation for their relationship with their body—without even knowing it. However, as people become more self-aware, they may be able to recognize these false beliefs and replace them. People who struggle with weight management often believe untrue things like…

  • Food is a good reward for doing well in life.
  • Indulging should be punished.
  • I will never feel comfortable in my own body.

When these negative thoughts are identified, they can be replaced with healthier patterns like…

  • Motivation that is not linked to rewards and punishments.
  • Healthy coping skills for difficult emotions (that do not involve food).
  • Ways to bounce back after a setback.

Scheduling Appointments at Thriveworks Beverly Hills for Weight Management Counseling

As you read about weight management, did anything resonate with you? If so, you are one among many. It is common for people to have a difficult relationship with their bodies, but it does not have to be this way. More and more, people are reaching out for the help they need. Yes, they are working with coaches or trainers to establish an exercise routine. Yes, they are working with a nutritionist to help them with a healthy diet. Yes, they are working with a therapist to heal their mind as well as their body. If you are ready to work with a mental health professional, know that the counselors at Thriveworks Beverly Hills have appointments available for weight management.

When you contact our office, know that you will not reach a voicemail or an automated response system. A scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you make an appointment. We do not put our clients on a waitlist (we do not even have one), but we do offer evening and weekend sessions. New clients also often have their first appointment within 24 hours of their first call. We also accept many different forms of insurance. Call today.

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Great therapist

Andrea Golden is easy to talk with and goes or of her way to give a balanced perspective.
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Lindsey is great!

I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
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I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
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Review for Sandra Quigley

*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
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I really enjoyed meeting Melissa.

I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
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Moving with meaning

Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
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I wouldn’t recommend it – one of the worst therapists I’ve ever seen

The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
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Couldn’t be happier

We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
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Comfortable, private space for anyone and everyone in the family to get the personal time and space they need.
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She helped change my life

Dear Marcy, I can't thank you enough for recommending your therapist Dawn Gaden to me. She has helped change my life. I have always struggled with feeling misunderstood. But recently I fell into a deep depression; beyond something I could resolve myself. Therapy was required for my recovery. Since childhood I have been weary of therapists because I would talk through my problems but I didn't get tools and strategies to handle my problems better. Dawn has changed that. For the first time I leave each appointment not only relieved from having talked my issues through, but more importantly with tools to help me move forward. She has introduced me to methods I had considered silly, but now I could live without. I am proud of the person I am becoming and the journey I have chosen to take. Thank you for all you have done to change my life and my family's future.
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She Inspires Hope

I found Sandra Quigley on the web while searching for a Christian counselor. I was having a lot of anxiety about making a career change. She not only helped through the anxieties, she also helped me with concerns in my personal life. Sandra's non-judgmental and compassionate approach, made me feel comfortable and hopeful.
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Karen Waldrop

Ms. Waldrop is an active listener and excellent problem solver. She offers practical resolutions to everyday problems for those suffering with depression, life changes, anxiety, and stress. She provides empathy in a quiet manner with a gentle sense of humor. She is capable to offer a variety of tools for those seeking positive and lasting life changes. If you are seeking someone with whom you can discuss your deepest personal issues in a confidential manner I would highly recommend Ms. Karen Waldrop as your therapist.
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Everything I needed

I found Sandra Quigley in the back of a magazine (Psychology Today). I desperately needed someone to talk to. Newly retired with plenty of time to allow my mind to take over my life, I felt constantly anxious and very out of sorts. Enter Sandra Quigley- compassionate, non-judgmental, kind, and gentle. She is everything that I needed to heal myself. I had never talked to a therapist before, so this was a new venture. It was very important to me that I find someone with whom I could feel comfortable. Right away, I felt comfortable. I did have assignments; I never was prescribed a single drug. She went out of her way to help me specifically with my issues- finding me articles, books, telling stories. I never felt uncomfortable; I felt and still feel that my time with Sandra is valuable. With Sandra’s help, I have unearthed a much calmer, happier, together self that now wakes up each morning looking forward to the day ahead. We all have our baggage- I never once realized that I could unpack that bag and put my crap away. I now get to walk through life so much lighter!!
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So helpful!

I really love the helpful and peaceful approach at Thriveworks. I have known Marcy for a long time and her ability to work through tough spots and discuss personalities makes her a lot of fun for me. Time flies when we chat and that is a good thing for a guy like me who is always worried about time. I also love Dawn Gadens video blogs! insightful and easy to access. I don't see Dawn in counseling but if she is that good on video I have to believe she is great in person. Give a shot...I bet you will love them.
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  • 31000 Lahser Rd #5
    Beverly Hills, MI 48025

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