Weight Loss Surgery - Before and After

The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion

A Practical Guide for Coping with Post-Surgery Emotions, Second Edition


In The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion, I provide post-weight loss surgery patients, many of whom have a history of using overeating as a coping mechanism, with healthy new strategies for coping with challenging feelings.  I provide specific strategies for coping with emotional eating, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, and identity confusion- all of which are common during the post-surgery period.  Because re-gain is unfortunately a common occurrence following weight loss surgery, I provide two specific strategies for avoiding emotional eating, the Nourish Technique and the COPE Technique.  Packed with quotes from my actual weight loss surgery patients, this book allows readers to recognize that their struggles are shared by many members of the weight loss surgery community.  Readers walk away with a personalized coping guide that can be used not only during the post-surgery period, but also for a lifetime.

The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion is available in Kindle or paperback form at Amazon.com

Weight Loss Surgery Evaluations and Post Surgery Support

Need a psychiatric evaluation for your upcoming weight loss surgery?  Give me a call!  The cost varies depending on your surgeon's specific evaluation requirements.  Feel free to contact me for more information.


I also offer community education programs for bariatric support groups and related organizations.  Topics include:


  • The Emotional Side of Weight Loss Surgery:  Set Yourself up for Healthy Coping and Success!
  • Conquer Emotional Eating Once and for All!  
  • Meditation as Medicine:  Using Meditation and Conscious Relaxation to Live Your Healthiest Life!

I will also gladly create a community education program tailored to your organization's needs.  Cost is negotiable. 

Community Outreach


A great deal of my outreach work focuses on educating weight loss surgery patients, surgeons, and support group leaders about the emotional aspects of weight loss surgery.  This is a short video from my presentation "Coping After Weight Loss Surgery," which I gave to the patients and staff of the Kennedy Health System Bariatric Program in Stratford, New Jersey.


Watch more of this presentation on my YouTube channel.

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