Behavior Coaching 2017-12-27T12:29:47+00:00

Behavior Coaching – Individual Sessions for Weight Loss

Food is an appropriate response to hunger. It’s not an appropriate response to a feeling.”

Our society has largely bought into the lie that if you are overweight you just need more discipline and willpower to lose weight.  For some this is true but for the majority of overweight people it is not that simple.  Many of us were taught in childhood that

  • Food is love
  • Food is comfort
  • Food is a reward
  • Food is not to be wasted
  • Food is how we celebrate

No wonder as adults we automatically see a big juicy steak and baked potato meal as a reward for a hard week at work.  We turn to ice cream when we feel down.  No wonder we are a society of eaters triggered by our emotions.  Food is effective to help us feel better, alleviate stress or reward our tastebuds but here is the problem.  It only works while we are chewing.  When finished eating we now have two problems instead of one.  The emotion is back and we have gained weight.

Lifexcel’s behavior coaching for weight loss focuses on your relationship with food.  Our trained mental health counselors help you identify your barriers, change your thought patterns and ultimately equip you with skills to make healthier choices on a consistent basis.  Oftentimes our behavior coaches work in conjunction with one of our registered dietitians.  Dietitians can give you a meal plan.  Behavior coaches teach you skills to follow the plan, even when tempted or unmotivated.  If you feel like this we can help.

  • I’ll never resolve my eating issues.
  • Nothing else relieves my stress and anxiety but unhealthy food.
  • I feel powerless over food.
  • I sneak and eat food because I’m too embarrassed for others to see what I really eat.
  • I like feeling stuffed.  It’s comforting to me.
  • Eating healthy is a punishment.

The answer is not more willpower.  Give us a call to get started in your life change.

COST: Many clients want to start by seeing if their insurance will help cover the cost of sessions. As a courtesy to you we are happy to contact your insurance company and get that information.  Copays vary depending on your coverage.

If you do not have insurance coverage or do not wish for us to file claims on your behalf, the self-pay rates are $125 for the initial session and $90 for follow up visits.  All visits are approximately 60 minutes.

Behavior Coaching – Other Mental Health Issues

Each therapist at Lifexcel has specialties in various areas of counseling.  We see adults and children.  We see individuals and couples.  We recommend you read the profiles of our staff and find a therapist who is a good fit for your situation.  Any therapist is happy to talk to you over the phone and answer any questions you may have prior to your first visit.

COST: Many clients want to start by seeing if their insurance will help cover the cost of sessions. As a courtesy to you we are happy to contact your insurance company and get that information.  Copays vary depending on your coverage.

If you do not have insurance coverage or do not wish for us to file claims on your behalf, the self-pay rates are $125 for the initial session and $90 for follow up visits.  All visits are approximately 60 minutes.

Behavior Coaching – Virtual Sessions

We recognize that it is not convenient for everyone to come to our office for their appointments.  As a convenience we offer virtual sessions over a private, secured platform.  You will need a computer with a camera and a quiet space for your session.  Virtual sessions are currently available for anyone that lives in the state of North Carolina.

COST: Contact your medical insurance to see if they cover virtual sessions for mental health.  If so we are happy to file claims on your behalf.  If not, the self-pay rates are the same as sessions in the office.  $125 for the initial session and $90 for follow ups.  All sessions last approximately 60 minutes.

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