The well-intentioned goal of “eating less and exercising more” is often met with psychological hurdles and hard-to-break habits. Among the most effective solutions for weight loss is evidence-based treatment: an approach that encourages mindful decision-making and equips patients with the skills needed for success in their daily routines.
Drexel University’s new WELL Clinic launched this summer to provide people in the Philadelphia area with access to evidence-based treatment at the outpatient level — something that is often difficult to find in the region.
In addition to treating patients for weight management, clinicians provide services for eating disorders and conduct pre-operative bariatric surgery evaluations.
Under the direction of psychology faculty Evan Forman, PhD, Meghan Butryn, PhD, and Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, the clinic is an offshoot of Drexel’s WELL Center, which aims to develop new behavioral and technological treatments for obesity and disordered eating.
For more info, visit drexel.edu/wellclinic.