Shaena Wiggins, LCSW, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Shaena Wiggins, LCSW, CBC

Shaena Wiggins, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Chesapeake, Virginia 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 (CBC).

Shaena received her MSW from Norfolk State University and is a proud Spartan. She has worked in the social work field since 2008. Shaena’s private practice, Transformative Therapeutic Services, offers individual, group, and bariatric counseling, and stress management. As a mental health professional and successful bariatric patient, she has a profound understanding of the biases, traumas and mental health suffering most often associated with obesities

Recognizing her scholarship, unique training, clinical and personal experience, and dedication to bariatric health, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship for the certification program. Her certification as a CBC will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment and prevention of obesities 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/

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Donall Donnelly, Psychotherapist Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Donall Donnelly, Psychotherapist
Donall Donnelly, an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). from Dublin, Ireland, has been awarded Bariatric Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training program in bariatric science, he was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). He is the first health professional from Ireland awarded this specialized certification.

Certifications and Academic Training

IICP (Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy). Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy qualification.Trinity College Dublin. (Masters in Education, Guidance, and Counselling). Trinity College Dublin. (Psychology. Bachelor of Laws; LL.B.)

His private practice, Optimal Counseling, offers individual and relationship counseling, bariatric counseling, career coaching, and stress management.

Recognizing his clinical experience, vast scholarship and professional stature, AABC awarded him a fellowship scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. His professional acumen and commitment to public health will further 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/

Faten Bayado, MSc, CDE Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Faten Bayado, MSc, CDE
Faten Bayado, MSc, CDE, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 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 (CBC).

Ms. Faten completed her graduate professional degree in Nutrition and Food Technology from Jordan University of Science & Technology, 2008. She is a Registered Clinical Dietitian and was certified as a Diabetes Educator by the Imperial College of London Diabetes Center in 2017.

Currently, she is practicing at Health plus Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She is an integral member of their multidisciplinary team that implements state-of-the-art treatment protocols for patients with diabesity.
Her volunteer community public health work includes, guest speaking engagements at various events, and consulting to a local elementary school in Hartford Connecticut. She is also cofounder of a lady’s group “Ladies Talk Tea” where the group addresses women’s health and women’s issues.

She has more than 10 years of experience in Jordan and UAE. Over the years she has helped thousands of people to eat and live well by addressing the root causes of an individual’s health concerns by considering their diet, lifestyle and their physical and mental being. She has been a speaker at multiple nutrition conferences, interviewed by local newspapers and TV channels.

Recognition of the obesity pandemic and the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. Because of her commitment to bariatric care and public health AABC awarded her an academic scholarship. Her professional accomplishments 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. Laurice Howell DrPH, RD, LD, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Dr Laurice Howell
Dr. Laurice Howell a registered dietitian, licensed in the state of Connecticut 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 (CBC).

She earned her Doctoral degree in Public Health from Morgan State university. In addition, she has two master’s degrees: an MS in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama, and an MPH degree from the University of Connecticut. Her BS in Dietetics is from Andrews University in Michigan.

Dr. Howell worked in various health care and community settings for several years. She currently practices in a Long-Term Care setting in Windsor, CT where she is an integral member of the medical team. Dr Howell is also in private practice (Planned Lifestyle and Nutrition, LLC) in Bloomfield and West Hartford, Connecticut providing services to patients who struggle with weight management and diabetes care.

Her volunteer community public health work includes, guest speaking engagements at various events, and consulting to a local elementary school in Hartford Connecticut. She is also cofounder of a lady’s group “Ladies Talk Tea” where the group addresses women’s health and women’s issues.

Recognizing Dr. Howell’s scholarship, unique training, clinical experience, and dedication to community health, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship for the certification program. Her certification as a CBC will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment and prevention of obesities 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. Kathy Lichtenwalter, PhD, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Dr. Kathy Lichtenwalter, PhD
Dr. Kathy Lichtenwalter, PhD, LMHC, MCAP, CCS, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in both Indiana, and Florida. 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 (CBC).

She earned her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Kennedy-Western University. In addition, she has two Masters degrees; Community Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University, Community Psychology from Martin University.

Dr. Lichtenwalter currently practices in two out-patient community centers: Florida Health Care Plans-Daytona Beach, FL, as the Lead Chronic pain evaluator/therapist, Center for Behavioral Medicine-Port Orange, FL. providing services to patients with many diverse therapeutic needs.

Her volunteer community public health work includes, guest speaking engagements at multiple health agencies and she has held leadership positions in grassroots organizations dedicated to increasing awareness of mental health and addictions.

Recognizing Dr. Lichtenwalter’s scholarship, unique training, clinical experience, and dedication to community health, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship for their certification program. Her certification as a CBC will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment and prevention of obesities 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/