Denise Schuster, MA, LPC a Licensed Professional Counselor from Brunswick, Georgia, 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. Schuster earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. With 37 years of experience, she has worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, addiction, trauma and adjustment disorders. Her clinical experience includes outpatient mental health clinics, children’s psychiatric hospital and residential substance abuse facilities. Denise’s client centered treatment modalities include CBT, DBT, REIT.
As a Certified Bariatric Counselor, she is an integral member of the Emerald Island Counseling team that provides bariatric counseling and pre-surgery required clearances for patients considering weight-loss surgery. Emerald Isle Counseling partners with bariatric surgeons to not only assist the patient in completing all preoperative requirements but to aid in best possible outcomes.
Because of her vast professional experience and compassionate commitment to bariatric care, AABC awarded her an academic scholarship. Her professional accomplishments and clinical stature will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.