If you are concerned about your child’s weight, but do not know what to do or how to address this issue, you have come to the right place. We specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy for weight loss in children. Given that children are vulnerable to body image problems during this age, we approach this topic from the aspect of healthy lifestyle changes rather than weight loss. It is so important that you get help for your child now rather than wait until the teen years when they may be more resistant to working with a therapist. Early intervention is key to long-term success.
Our behavioral psychologists have helped 100s of children make changes in their eating and exercise habits to be healthier, lose weight and keep it off. Children love coming to meet with their therapist weekly and are excited to report the positive lifestyle changes they (and other family members!) are making. Sometimes families decide to come to family therapy to improve the overall lifestyle of all family members, so that the one child is not the target or focus of attention. Parents meet with the therapist to get advice on how to support their child’s efforts at home. Behavioral therapy is usually short-term and very effective.