By: Collins Hodges, PsyD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist Experts in health psychology agree that the majority of bariatric patients turn to food as a maladaptive coping response to negative emotions. In other words, for one reason or another, people struggling with their weight often have not found healthy ways to deal with stress, sadness, guilt, … Continue reading Emotional Eating
Collins Hodges, PsyD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist At one time or another, all of us who have struggled with obesity fall victim to the voice of self-doubt and insecurity. This voice takes the form of seemingly automatic and negative self-talk that can be persistent, loud, discouraging, and predictably destructive to our efforts. In order to … Continue reading Obesity and Self-Acceptance
Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.