Kaitlynn Murguia, LCPC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Kaitlynn Murguia, LCPC

Kaitlynn Murguia, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Illinois, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (BCBC).

Before becoming a mental health professional, she served as a Nutritionist providing care in a residential treatment center. Recognizing the overlap between mental health
and nutrition led to her earning a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in Addictions Counseling. Kaitlynn primarily works with individuals seeking to improve their relationships with themselves, their body, food, exercise, or with their loved ones. She has completed the Level 1 and Level 2 curriculum of the Gottman Method, which is a preferred, evidence-based approach to marriage and relationship counseling. Kaitlynn also works with survivors of various traumas, individuals with personality disorders, LGBTQ2S individuals, as well as adults with mood disorders or life transition concerns.

Recognizing the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. AABC awarded her an academic scholarship. Her unique professional training and
clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment, and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Email: glenda@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org
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Todd Ray, LCSW-R, CNC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Todd Ray, LCSW-R, CNC

Todd Ray, LCSW-R, CNC, a licensed clinical social worker, and certified nutrition coach, from Syracuse, NY has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science, he was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (BCBC).

Todd Ray is in private practice at Integrative Bariatric and Weight Wellness and offers a wide range of services, with a focus on the integration of physical and emotional health. His areas of expertise embodies nutrition coaching, physical education, evaluating candidates for bariatric surgery, and providing supportive therapy for both pre-and post-bariatric surgery. Additionally, Todd offers non-surgical weight wellness therapy, utilizes EMDR for trauma treatment related to obesity, and applies EMDR techniques to enhance performance and reduce anxiety in the context of physical fitness.

Because of his commitment to bariatric care, AABC awarded him an academic scholarship. His extensive professional training and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment, and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Email: glenda@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aabcorg
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/american-association-of-bariatric-counselors/