The physical change that accompanies bariatric surgery is just one part of a successful approach to surgical weight loss. Patients who see the best results go through a mental change as well. Bariatric surgery patients must develop a whole new relationship with food and find ways to overcome other emotional hurdles that have blocked past attempts at weight loss as well.

New Jersey Bariatric Center® understands this and has psychologists trained in the treatment of the bariatric patient. At any time in the pre- and post-surgery process, patients are encouraged to use this valuable resource to help them along their weight loss journey.

James A. R. Glynn, Psy.D.

Dr. Glynn specializes in treating weight loss surgery patients, conducting pre-surgical evaluations for pre-operative patients and counseling for patients after they’ve had weight loss surgery. In addition, he has experience working with all psychological issues, including sports and exercise psychology and substance abuse treatment Dr. Glynn completed his postdoctoral supervised residency at Sakowitz Counseling and his APA accredited predoctoral internship at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Dr. Glynn has also served as an adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey, teaching undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology and drugs and behavior.

Grace Sterling-Odom, LPC

Grace Sterling-Odom is a licensed professional counselor, specializing in weight loss counseling. She conducts pre-surgical evaluations for New Jersey Bariatric Center®‘s pre-operative bariatric patients.