Welcome to Weighty Issues

As you may know, we live in a culture which promotes a love/hate relationship with food, with our bodies and ultimately with ourselves. Therefore, we are left feeling out of control with our eating and with our lives. Joyce Sarat White, licensed professional counselor and founder of Weighty Issues, helps clients explore information, challenge beliefs and encourages the reframing of one's relationship to food, to their bodies and to themselves. Click here for a more complete description of Weighty Issues.

This blog will provide you with the opportunity to receive support and education. The information is meant to complement, not substitute for professional services. Thank you for visiting, I hope it will become habit forming!

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Client's Story: Health and Happiness

Seeing Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Joyce White at WEIGHTY ISSUES was the single best decision that I’ve ever made to help understand and gain control over my life-long struggle with weight -- and related issues of stress, self-esteem & confidence.

Joyce is someone that I can easily and confidentially talk to about what I’m thinking and feeling, and how that relates to my relationship with food. She listens to me, and for one hour per week, I get to regroup and focus on my goals and needs, all with her gentle guidance. During our sessions at her comfortable office, all of the attention is devoted to me, as I work with her to sort out my feelings, overcome personal challenges & positively focus on achieving realistic life goals -- such as losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle that’s just right for me.

I would definitely recommend WEIGHTY ISSUES to other men & women in the same situation –- those who have tried every dieting technique under the sun but were ultimately left discouraged and more overweight than when they began. With Joyce’s help, I’ve learned how to no longer diet and restrict myself, but focus instead on a healthy relationship with food and understanding the key behaviors that lead me to make those healthy versus poor decisions. Our work together has helped me to put things into perspective while also adding some healthy accountability to my life.

Joyce helps me weekly to focus, get motivated, find hope & inspiration and to set small, accomplishable goals. I've definitely experienced real "Aha Moments" (Oprah) there, so seeing a professional that you are comfortable with to talk to about your life, worries, the future, strengths, goals and concerns just makes sense to me! At WEIGHTY ISSUES, I'm constantly learning about myself through discussion and recommended readings, analyzing my actions, discovering my true needs and desires --- all in an effort to help me answer: "How do I become the healthiest, happiest me possible?"

Lauren

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