Debbie Bright-Rahimi, MS, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Debbie Bright-Rahimi, MS

Debbie Bright-Rahimi, a Counselling Psychologist, licensed in South Africa and the United Kingdom, 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).

Debbie attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and earned a Masters of Social Science, in Psychology. Debbie has 20 years of post-qualification experience and runs a busy private practice in Johannesburg, and online.

Her areas of interest include; Longer-term individual psychotherapy that fosters deeper self-awareness, empowerment, and actualization. Assisting people to understand and overcome compulsive behaviors, including support of bariatric patients and intensive relationship therapy interventions.

Debbie also owns an online psycho-educational platform called “The Shrink On Your Couch”. From this platform, she writes extensively about themes emerging from her relationship therapy and bariatric work. She produces ‘plug-and-play’ online self-help programs, and also provides group coaching. Her flagship offerings are “Relationship Rehab” and “Bariatric Mind Masters”.

Recognizing the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. Because of her commitment to bariatric care, 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”.