Are You Struggling With Obesity?

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Obesity is a medical term health professionals use to determine a person’s risk factors for health-related issues. Some experts believe obesity also has to do with genes and inheritance. Obesity can also be related to certain medical conditions or medications.

Available Treatment Options

Counseling interventions for managing obesity include behavioral modification strategies, like planning for reduced calorie intake and forms of exercise.
But, often, the stigma that comes with being obese in a fat-phobic world can cause more mental distress than the weight itself. Therapists and counselors who specialize in eating disorders, body neutrality, and fat positivity can help people cope with discrimination and judgment from the outside world.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Obesity

Dr. Ellen Wilson-Tarpeh, DNP, FNP-BC


New Jersey

Dr. Wilson-Tarpeh is a nurse practitioner that has a passion for improving the health and wellness of individuals in her community by offering affordable, high-quality healthcare. Her focus is to improve physical/mental health and wellness by utilizing evidence-based research in the treatment of health conditions. Dr. Wilson-Tarpeh has over 20 years of experience caring for and treating patien...

Candice Mitchell



Does it feel like your life is just not working for you? You want to make changes, but you are not sure where to start. Fear, worry, and shame can paralyze your mind and stifle your creativity. Whether working with individuals, couples, or a family, I want to know you and understand how we can improve your life, in a safe and supportive environment. I have experience with depression, anxiety,…

Elta Desvaristes, MPH, PA



As a certified Physician Associate (PA-C), I bring extensive experience and a robust foundation in both psychiatric and family medicine. Throughout my career in diverse outpatient and telemedicine environments, I have refined my abilities to provide patient-centered care. Affiliated with esteemed organizations such as the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA) and the Florida Academy o...

Pierrela Lebrun, FNP-BC



From routine check-ups to chronic disease management, our telehealth services encompass a variety of healthcare offerings, such as general health assessment and acute illness treatment. Chronic disease management, medication management & prescription refills. Preventive care, health education, mental health counseling and support referrals to specialists, when necessary.
I strive to provide high quality-care, education, and coordination of care with other health-care providers to ensure the best possible patient outcome. I value having the capability of delivering affordable health care to all members of the community regardless of medical insurance/financial status.