Stellar Behavioral Health
An Independent Group Psychotherapy Practice & Integrated Care Service Provider
3576 Arlington Avenue, Suite 307
Riverside, California 92506
Office: (951) 465-3188
Fax: (951) 465-7288
Weight Loss Programs
CBT Non-Surgical Weight Loss Programs
- Making Choices: What Weight Management Approach is Right for You?
- Is Weight Loss Through Lifestyle Changes a Possibility for You?
- 5 A’s for Assessment and Agreed Upon Interventions
- Goal Setting for Weight Loss
- Diet Change
- Personal Food Diary
- Evidence-Based Assessment Tools for Eating Disorders
- Evidence-Based Assessment Tools for Substance Misuse
- Physical Activity/Physical Inactivity Determination
- Exercise & Activity Log
- CAMES Principle
- Modifying Eating Habits
- Weight Maintenance
CBT & ACT Bariatric Surgery Weight-Loss Programs 
- Bariatric Pre-Surgical Behavioral Health Evaluation
- Evidence-Based Assessment Tools for Eating Disorders
- Evidence-Based Assessment Tools for Substance Misuse
- Physical Activity/Physical Inactivity Determination
- Determining BMI Classification & Bariatric Surgery Candidacy
- Health Education
- Weight Loss Surgery Options
- Making Your Decision
- Benefits & Costs
- Setting Your Weight Loss Goals
- Develop Your Medical Assessment Checklist
- Setting Goals to Improve Health
- Changing Lifestyle and Put into Action
- Weight Loss Strategies
- Exploring Concept of Willingness Verses Willfulness
- Personal Cost-Benefit Analysis

How can we help you with weight loss management?   

Stellar Behavioral Health considers both the health and behavioral health needs of each patient. This is the mind-body-spirit or holistic connection between cognitive and behavioral, physical health and physical activity, and values clarification and motivation. Another name for the mind-body-spirit connection is integrated care. One aspect of evolving into an Integrated Care Service provider is looking at chronic health diseases, identifying comorbid social, psychological and behavioral factors and developing integrated care treatment strategies to improve quality of life for all patients with one or more chronic health diseases and one or more comorbid behavioral health issues. Ordinarily, integrated care treatment planning is best coordinated between you, your healthcare provider and your psychotherapist.

With nearly 70% of American adults either overweight or obese, Stellar Behavioral Health has identified a crucial need for weight control management. For research purposes, we surveyed physicians in outpatient clinics, specialized medical service centers, and hospital settings, asking the question: “If you were to contract for integrated services in your medical practice, what do you see as the number one health care concern?” Almost without exception, physicians answered, excessive body weight and patient need for weight-loss control and management programs.

In response, Stellar Behavioral Health developed several integrated care specialty intervention programs for weight control and management. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the gold standard treatment for overweight and obesity problems, however, in reality, behavioral interventions are not able to facilitate long-term weight-loss for many people. Along with several of our CBT structured treatment programs, we created an acceptance-based behavior therapy (ABT) program that teaches strategies for accepting uncomfortable cognitions and internal reactions, promotes behavioral commitment to clearly defined goals (and client values) and increases metacognitive awareness of the decision-making eating processes. This program is especially effective for individuals susceptible to eating in response to internal and external cues. Hence, for patients lacking long-term success with weight-loss control, we believe the following psychological skills are necessary for successful weight control:

·  Achieving Values Clarity and Committing to Values-Linked Behavioral Goals – linking weight-loss goals to deeply held values system.

·  Metacognitive Awareness – we have innate drives toward comfortable and pleasurable states. People wanting to lose weight hold eating and physical activity goals in conflict with innate drives.

·  Willingness to Tolerate Experiential Distress and Reduction in Pleasure – to refrain from overeating depends on the client’s ability to accept internal distress and the less pleasurable state of eating healthy.

As with all of our clinical programs, the specialty ABT weight-loss program is patient-centered and proactive driven; interventions can be customized for individuals, couples, therapy groups, or community-based support groups.

If you are referred by a Bariatric Surgery Center or you have decided bariatric surgery is the best option to meet your needs, we will collaborate with your physician or surgeon to offer any of the following evidence-based behavioral health intervention strategies:

Bariatric Pre-Surgical Behavioral Health Evaluations
Pre-Surgery Psychological Assessment
Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Health and Behavioral Health Life Coaching
Evaluate for Eating Disorders
Normalizing Your Eating Habits
Control Emotional Eating
Improving Body Image