Dr. Elena Rivera, PsyD, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Dr. Elena Rivera, PsyD

Dr. Elena Rivera, PsyD, a behavioral analyst and licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Arizona 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).

Dr. Rivera earned her doctorate at Argosy University. She currently practices with Banner Behavioral Health in Peoria, AZ and her private practice, Holistic Behavioral and Psychological Services in Scottsdale, AZ. Her specialties include the identification and treatment of behavioral and eating disorders that can impact mood and adaptive functioning.

Recognizing the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. AABC awarded her an academic scholarship. Her 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
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Salam Sagheer, BCBC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Salam Sagheer, BCBC

Salam Sagheer, a Licensed Clinical Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator from Abu Dhabi, UAE, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (BCBC).

Ms.Sagheer completed her clinical nutrition/dietician education and training at Al Baath University in Syria. In addition, she has been Certified as a Diabetes Educator by the Imperial College of London Diabetes Center and received Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE), certified by the World Obesity Federation.

She is currently practicing at Burjeel Medical City Hospital.in Abu Dhabi. where she is an integral member of the bariatric surgery team and Lead Clinical Bariatric Dietitian and Diabetes Educator. Her career is distinguished by a commitment to clinical excellence, a robust foundation in dietetics and nutrition, and an unwavering passion for professional growth. Ms. Sagheer’s work reflects a significant contribution to the evolution of dietary and nutritional care, making her a pivotal force in enhancing patient health and well-being.

Recognizing the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. AABC awarded her an academic scholarship because of her commitment to bariatric care. Her 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/

Dr. Jessica Erickson, LPC-S, LADC Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Dr. Jessica Erickson, LPC-S, LADC

Dr. Jessica Erickson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Texas, 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).

She is an Army Veteran and a Navy wife, whose practice, Hearts and Minds Counseling, is focused on helping Veterans and families in need. In addition, Dr. Erickson has been a guest lecturer at Texas Women’s University.

Her education and training include an MS in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University and, and a Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University. Recognizing that no single method of treatment is effective for everyone, she has continued her professional education and is now certified in 30 nationally recognized training programs, including EMDR Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aabcorg
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/american-association-of-bariatric-counselors/