Dr. Michelle Romero, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist from Phoenix, 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 (CBC).
Dr. Romero received a Bachelor of Science in Social and Behavioral Science from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in School Psychology and Graduate Certificate in Early Intervention from Northern Arizona University.
She has worked extensively in the educational sector supporting students, staff, and families as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Completing her doctoral training in psychology at Argosy University, she has refocused her clinical skills in the specialized field of bariatrics. Currently, Dr. Romero practices at Honor Health Bariatric Center as a licensed psychologist where she conducts preoperative psychological evaluations, provides bariatric counseling services, and facilitates patient education classes.
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.