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