I’m a therapist in the Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialists (CTEDS) group and I wanted to share two resources with you:
1) I run two virtual weekly psychotherapy groups for clients who are considering, or who have had, weight loss surgery (WLS). I am a HAES and weight-inclusive provider and my groups emphasize learning to have a nourishing relationship with one’s body regardless of size/shape, managing conflicting messages about health from providers who are pro- and anti- weight loss, and dealing with chronic health issues before and after surgery. My groups take place on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm CST and Thursdays from 5-6 CST and I currently have space for 2 clients in the Tuesday group and a waitlist for the Thursday group. More information is available on my website: triciamihallcsw.com/group.
2) This Friday, I’m presenting at the November CTEDS CEU on the topic of working with WLS clients. The presentation is virtual and will be from 12 pm -1:30 pm CST. I’m excited to share what I know about this population and I hope clinicians will leave with a better understanding of what compels clients choose surgery, the medical and psychological impacts of this type of surgery, and strategies for improving our care for these under-served clients. You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwof-qhrzkpGNfU63lZuwvp-mT4CGxA6o7m.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have clients to refer, if you need consultation on this topic, or if you have questions about my work.