Weight Loss

Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrists & Psychotherapists located in New Lenox and Hinsdale, IL

Weight Loss

About Weight Loss

More than 30% of American adults and 16% of children are overweight. At Spectrum Behavioral Health, with offices in New Lenox and Hinsdale, Illinois, dedicated behavioral health specialists offer excellent weight loss support to patients 4 and older. They provide effective therapy and overall lifestyle guidance. Understanding and managing thoughts and behaviors can lead to healthy weight loss. Call the practice today or reach out online to schedule an in-person or telehealth consultation.

Weight Loss Q&A

How do I know if I need weight loss support?

You’ll need weight loss support if you’re obese or looking to lose weight in a healthy manner.


A body mass index (BMI) calculator helps determine if you’d benefit from weight loss support. Plug your weight and height into an online BMI calculator, which will immediately provide the results.


A BMI of 25-30 is overweight, while 30 and over is obese.


The team can also support weight issues related to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, or chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

What are the benefits of weight loss support?

A healthy weight supports your physical and mental well-being and reduces your risk of future complications like:


  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure  (hypertension)
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Asthma
  • Sleep problems
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Some cancers
  • Infertility


The team treats children, teens, and adults and develops a holistic treatment plan for your weight loss journey.

What type of weight loss support do you offer?

Your provider conducts an initial consultation to discuss your medical history, concerns, weight loss goals, past attempts to lose weight, and lifestyle.


They might ask about your habits and attitudes surrounding food, eating, exercise, and body image. Your provider could determine that an underlying condition like anxiety, depression, or an eating disorder is affecting your weight loss journey.


Various forms of talk therapy, like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), help you understand unhealthy thinking patterns and build new coping skills and habits.


Your provider might ask you to keep a food journal or make notes about your environment and how you feel during certain triggering hours of the day.


They could have you identify feelings like boredom, stress, or sadness that cause you to eat even when you’re not hungry. Once your provider understands what’s driving your eating behaviors, they can help you develop achievable weight management techniques.

Lifestyle changes

Your provider could encourage you to track your activity levels, create a nutritional plan, and eat regular meals.


Mindfulness exercises can heighten your appetite awareness and make eating more enjoyable.


Spectrum Behavioral Health also provides psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery candidates. These evaluations determine whether you’re ready and willing to make the healthy lifestyle changes needed for a successful surgery.


Call Spectrum Behavioral Health today or book an appointment online for exceptional weight loss support.