Nicole Keating BS, CPT, CBC Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

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Nicole Keating, BS, CPT, CBC

Nicole Keating, BS, CPT, CBC, who resides in Arvada, Colorado, 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 (CBC).

Her professional education includes a BS Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She has been certified as a Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise as well as the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The American Fitness Professionals & Associates has awarded her certification as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, Weight Management Consultant and Pre-Post Natal Exercise Specialist.

The scope and vast experience of her professional healthcare career has included, Wellness Innovations Nursing Services, LLC, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Apex Park and Recreation District, ReedGroup and Life Time Fitness.

Recognition of the pandemic of obesity and the need for specialized competency inspired her post-graduate training and certification with AABC. Her professional healthcare experience, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment of those suffering from obesity and related disorders.

American Association of Bariatric Counselors

For more information, please contact Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator: Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org 

 

 

Dr. Michelle Matoff, Psy.D, LCSW, Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

 

Dr. Michelle Matoff AABC

Michelle Matoff, Psy.D, LCSW, CBC

Dr. Michelle Matoff, is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a doctorate degree (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology. She 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 (CBC).

Dr. Matoff has a private practice in San Luis Obispo, CA. She treats adults and seniors and has 23 years of clinical therapeutic experience. She is also an adjunct professor at  Brandman University and an accomplished. published researcher. For patients seeking bariatric surgery Dr. Matoff performs the required pre-operative assessment and evaluation as well as providing individual post-operative bariatric counseling and is now establishing group sessions. Continue reading

Debra Gwynn MA, LMFT Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Debra Gwynn MA, LMFT, CBC

Debra Gwynn, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist from Eustis, Florida, 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 (CBC).

Ms. Gwynn received her master’s degree and professional training at Rollins College and currently has a private practice in Mount Dora, Florida. For almost 10 years she has specialized in working with individuals, couples, and families.  Debra has acknowledged that the mind and body are indivisible and best practices in therapeutic care requires competency in biology as well as psychology. This knowledge and years of personal and professional experiences led her to an interest in bariatric science and weight management.

In addition to her private practice she provides the required supervision and mentoring for both Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist interns.

Her recognition of the link between mental distress and obesity and the need for specialized competency in bariatric science inspired her post-graduate training and certification with AABC. Her clinical experience, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment of those suffering from obesity and related disorders.

American Association of Bariatric Counselors

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator:

Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org 

Charles Cox LCSW Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Charles Cox a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice located in Baldwin, N.Y., 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 credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Mr. Cox received his master’s degree in social work (MSW) from Stony Brook University and has 19 years of clinical psychotherapy experience in multiple settings. His scope of practice ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics. He has provided mental health services within the NYC Division of Child Protection, in children and adult mental health clinics as well as providing psychotherapy home-care for seniors. In his private practice he has identified a link between obesity and mental illness which led to his specialization in bariatric counseling.
His recognition of a dual diagnosis of mental illness and obesity and the need for specialized competency in bariatric science inspired his post-graduate training and certification with AABC. His clinical experience, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment of those suffering from obesity and related disorders.

American Association of Bariatric Counselors

For more information, please contact Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator: Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org 

Sara Atallah BS, LD, Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Sara Atallah  BS, LD, CBC

Sara Atallah, a licensed clinical dietitian/nutritionist from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been awarded 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 (CBC).

Ms. Atallah’s clinical experience in both Lebanon and Saudi Arabia encompasses, adult weight management, therapeutic and geriatric nutrition.  As a bariatric nutritionist she specializes in dietary counseling for patient’s pre and post weight-loss surgery. Continue reading

Chelsea Capella Johnson, MS, RD, LD, Awarded Board Certification

Chelsea Capella Johnson, MS, RD, LD, CBC

Chelsea Capella Johnson, MS, RD, LD, a registered and licensed dietitian from Houston, Texas, has been awarded 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 (CBC).

Ms. Johnson currently serves as a clinical dietitian/nutritionist at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston. She is an integral member of their NewStart program’s interdisciplinary team that is committed to helping individuals overcome obesity. Treatment modalities include nutrition counseling, support programs as well as bariatric surgeries.

Her professional education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Texas in Austin, a dietetic internship at the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, and a Master of Science in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University in Houston.

Recognition of the obesity pandemic and the need for specialized competency in bariatric science inspired her post-graduate training and certification with AABC. Her clinical experience, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment of those suffering from obesity and related disorders.

For more information, please contact Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator: Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org