Dr. Debra Gold, Psy.D., a Licensed Clinical Psychologist from Scottsdale, Arizona, 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).
Dr. Gold has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field with various populations in numerous settings, mainly with young adults and geriatric populations. Currently, she conducts psychological evaluations for medical pre-surgical procedures including bariatric surgery. Dr. Gold completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Doctorate in Psychology at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.
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.