What is Lifestyle Counseling?
Many health problems can be cured or significantly improved through living a healthy lifestyle which includes reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and effectively managing stress. Although many people knowthe benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and want to live a healthy lifestyle, it is very challenging for many to actualize this ideal.
Lifestyle Counseling engages, educates, guides, and supports people in a journey towards truly inculcating a lifestyle of health.
The current focus of the Thrive! Lifestyle Counseling program at Advocare Grove, is on reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.
How does it work?
Currently, personalized sessions are offered to explore your unique eating habits and your unique weight-loss challenges. A plan is created together with you to start the journey of weight loss. You will learn strategies to manage cravings, boost motivation, and introduce (more) exercise into your life. Techniques utilized may include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral coaching and therapy, solution focused brief therapy, behavior design, mindfulness, guided visualization, and of course education, support, and encouragement.
Do I need to buy any food products or buy anything?
No. This is NOT a diet plan. The Thrive! Lifestyle Counseling program provides a framework to support any diet and encourages an approach of healthy eating.
Who will I be seeing?
The Thrive! Lifestyle Counseling program was created by Yael Davidowitz
, a nurse practitioner on our staff with extensive experience and a proven track record helping people lose weight and make permanent lifestyle change.
How long are the sessions and how often can I be seen?
The initial intake session is about an hour and follow-up sessions are approximately 25-30 minutes. There are no minimum session requirements. Most people find close support at the beginning of this process extremely helpful and then gradually spread out their sessions as the desired changes take root. The final determination will be made by you, as this is your journey and you are in the drivers seat.
Does insurance cover these services?
For patients who meet overweight or obese BMI- body max index criteria and have associated medical conditions, this service can be billed to most insurances. All applicable co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles that apply to a regular office visit will apply. Click Here to Calculate Your BMI
. (For those patients who do not meet BMI criteria or do not have insurance, these services are available at $150 for a 1 hour session and $75 for a 1/2 hour).
How do I start?
Call our office today at (856)354-2211 and ask to schedule an initial appointment. Please complete and bring the Thrive! Initial Lifestyle Counseling Intake form to your first appointment. Click here to access the form - Thrive! Lifestyle Counseling Intake Form