Dr. Steven Reyes, EdD has worked with thousands of people striving to achieve and maintain their health long-term for more than a decade. He has conducted pre-surgery psychological assessments, facilitated pre-surgery educational classes and support groups at multiple Centers of Excellence (COE) bariatric programs in southern California. Dr. Reyes is best known for his compassionate coaching and therapeutic approach in helping others with their psychological and physical well-being.
Dr. Reyes has conducted clinical research on the post-surgical adjustment issues of weight loss surgery patients (doctoral study) between one and two years post-operation. With over ten years of clinical experience helping patients develop coping skills for dealing with emotional/compulsive eating behaviors, body image adjustment, and implementing strategies for lifestyle behaviors he maintains a private practice coaching patients through post-surgical adjustment.
In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Reyes has a background in marketing & health sciences that allows for a unique perspective to maintaining health and wellness. This, in combination, with his passion for wellness makes for an enthusiasm seldom matched in the industry.
Dr. Reyes is an Associate Member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), member of the American Psychological Association (APA), and has served as a writer/contributor for Obesity Help, Splurge magazine, Shape Up America!, & BariMD.
Session: Saturday 2:30pm – 3:20pm, Royal B
Now You See Me, Now I Don’t!
In this session there will be an exploration into the many aspects that accompany weight loss and the body’s transformation throughout the process. An intriguing look into the experience of the body transforming and how it relates to your body image, identity, and maintaining your health. You will gain insight into weight loss adjustment issues, the origins of how you view yourself and others, the detrimental effects of negative body image, tools for countering those effects, and how to stay empowered & inspired on your journey. You will leave challenged, changed, and encouraged!