Understanding the Pyschology of Weight Loss Can Help Patients Achieve Long-term Success


To successfully lose weight and keep it off, you not only must change the how you eat and exercise, but how you think about food and physical activity. Dr. Liza María Pompa González provides psychological therapy to patients in our weight loss programs to help them recognize their bad habits that contribute to weight gain. Cecilia Solis Baltazar is a member of our multidisciplinary team, serving as a bariatric psychologist to help patients understand the psychology of weight loss at our center in Tijuana, Mexico. Psychological therapy is available to all patients in all programs to help you make the necessary changes to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

Candidates for Psychological Therapy

We recommend and provide psychological therapy, regardless of which individual weight loss treatment method is chosen. Therapy sessions are personalized and specialized based on a patient’s specific weight loss program and individual needs and goals. Therapy is provided to bariatric surgery patients as well as patients who are going through one of our non-surgical weight loss programs with nutrition and physical activity plans.

Purpose of Psychological Therapy for Weight Loss

In some instances, patients are not overweight because of poor nutrition but mental and and psychological behaviors that affect how they eat. Psychological therapy can help patients identify the bad habits that contribute to weight gain and obesity. Therapy can also help you understand and effectively deal with the emotional and behavioral issues that cause or are associated with your eating habits. Our team can give you the tools to recognize the situations that lead you to overeat due to stress or anxiety and can teach you ways to avoid and cope with those situations in constructive ways. Awareness of your eating habits can help you make lasting changes to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a healthier lifestyle, whether you undergo surgery or not.

Types of Psychological Therapy Available

Our psychological therapists are available by phone or email and in person. The most effective weight loss therapy is behavioral therapy. This type of therapy evaluates your habits and behaviors to determine the root cause of stress eating, weight gain, and obesity, and gives you the tools to change those habits. One-on-one or group therapy sessions are available, and you can choose whichever type of session you are most comfortable with. We also offer post-surgery online support groups so you have a built-in support network following your bariatric surgery.

Benefits of Psychological Therapy for Weight Loss

Psychological therapy gives you the necessary tools for successful weight loss. Therapy can prepare patients for necessary lifestyle changes and help them to follow their nutrition plan and exercise program more faithfully. Through the inclusion of psychological therapy services with our weight loss treatments, you will see improvements in both your physical and mental health as you advance through your weight loss journey. Losing large amounts of weight can also significantly affect how you see yourself and the world around you. Meeting with a bariatric psychologist can help you prepare for your new future and to deal with your new challenges.

Achieve Lasting Improvements

Our psychological therapy services can increase your chances of successful weight loss by giving you the tools to handle the situations that affect your eating habits. If you are ready to begin your weight loss journey, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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