Rhonda Breckenridge LICSW, CBC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Rhonda Breckenridge, LICSW, CBC

Rhonda Breckenridge, LICSW, CBC

Rhonda Breckenridge, LICSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Wenatchee, Washington 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).

Currently she serves as a Behavioral Health Therapist for Columbia Valley Community Health in Wenatchee. Her 21 years of clinical experience includes working as a social worker in Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Community Mental Health, and as a Behavioral Health Specialist in integrative care as part of a community-based primary care clinic.

Graduate School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (Clinical Social Work) and Undergrad at Ohio State University (Psychology).

Recognition of the obesity pandemic and the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. Because of her commitment to community health AABC awarded her an academic scholarship.  Her professional acumen 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.

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Agnieszka Wegiel, First Polish Psychologist Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Agnieszka Wegiel MS, CBC

Agnieszka Wegiel MS, CBC

Agnieszka Wegiel, a psychologist form Krakow, Poland has been awarded Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). She is the first Psychologist from Poland awarded this specialized certification.

She is a consulting psychologist and integral member of the Krakow Rydygier Hospital bariatric surgery team. Currently she counsels patients preparing for bariatric surgery and then offers psychoeducation post-surgery. The main goal of her work is to prevent relapses and help patients create a lifespan of health and happiness. Her work in public health includes providing in-service education for health professionals and group counseling for bariatric patients.

Recognizing Agnieszka’s clinical experience and stature as a psychologist, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. Her scholarship, professional acumen and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity, and related disorders.

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Aulendrys Rodriquez, LCSW, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Aulendrys Rodriquez, LCSW, CBC

Aulendrys Rodriquez, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Paterson, NJ, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship education program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Aulendrys Rodriguez has over 18 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings and working with diverse patients, including long-term and brief interventions. The treatment spectrum includes, but is not limited to, the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, stress, crisis management, and obesity and its biopsychosocial disorders. Currently at Englewood Health in NJ, she specializes in counseling patients that are considering bariatric surgery.

Aulendrys graduated from Lehman College in NY with a degree in Psychology and Sociology. In addition she earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work.

Recognizing her vast experience and stature as a mental health professional, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. Her scholarship, professional acumen and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity, and related disorders.

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Dr. Rebeca Bright, Psy.D, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Dr. Rebeca Bright Psy.D CBC

Dr. Rebeca Bright Psy.D, a licensed psychologist from Port Charlotte, 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).

Dr. Bright has a private practice and enjoys working with people of all ages, offering counseling to children, adolescents, adults as well as the elderly as they cope with life’s transitions. She uses a developmental approach to help individuals from across their life span identify their strengths and meet the challenges that are faced in each stage in life.

While obtaining her doctorate at Argosy University in Tampa, Florida, Rebeca completed a health psychology internship that gave her a wide variety of experiences. From conducting child assessments to counseling the elderly in nursing homes, Rebeca was able to see how the body, mind and spirit work together to guide and support an individual’s journey in life.

Her recognition of the biopsychosocial implications of obesities and the need for specialized competency in bariatric science, inspired her post-doctoral fellowship training and certification with AABC. AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. 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.

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Dr. Kimberly Kohli Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Kimberly Kohli, Ph.D., CBC

Kimberly Kohli, Ph.D. a licensed psychologist from Lewis Center, Ohio 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).

Dr. Kohl is currently an integral member of Fairfield Healthcare Professionals an Affiliate of Fairfield Medical Center. The scope of her clinical experience includes, providing mental health services for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction as well as the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Kohli has a great deal of psychological testing experience and conducts pre bariatric surgery assessment and evaluations. Continue reading

Christine McReynolds, LCSW, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Christine McReynolds, LCSW, CBC

Christine McReynolds, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, from Lompoc, California, 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).

Currently at Lompoc Valley Medical Center she is an integral member of their weight loss surgery team. Her clinical experience includes acute and long term care, as well as providing social services in public schools. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens. She holds a Master of Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from UC Davis.

Recognizing Christine’s scholarship and diverse clinical experience, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. Her clinical acumen and commitment to bariatric patients furthers the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

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