Psychological Support


Weight loss isn’t just a physical battle; it is also mental and emotional. Healthy Mind, Healthy Body is the behavioral modification link to weight loss. To be healthy physically, you must be healthy mentally.

Our behavioral continuum of care for surgical and non-surgical weight loss patients dives into the mental and behavioral aspects of weight loss. We offer:

  • Health and Lifestyle Change Intervention - Behavior modification classes teaching skills and strategies to lose weight and keep it off through expert support and accountability.
  • Support Groups - A venue where patients can interact with others, hear from guest speakers, and ask questions of our behavioral support staff.
  • Individual Treatment - Intensive one-on-one treatment for psychological or behavioral problems.
  • Pre-Surgical Psychological Evaluation - This evaluation fulfills insurance requirements for weight loss surgery and will prepare patients for surgery and identify any factors that may inhibit successful weight loss.

pic_ashmoreDr. Jamile (Jay) Ashmore has two decades of experience working with individuals struggling with weight related issues. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University, completed his pre-doctoral clinical training at the Duke University Medical Center, and completed his post-doctoral training at the Cooper Institute. He is the former Regional Director of Behavioral Health at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano and Vice President of Weight Management at the Cooper Aerobics Center.

For more information on Dr. Ashmore and his services or to book an appointment, please visit www.drjashmore.com or see attached flyer.

NEW - Virtual or In-person Weight Loss Surgery Support Services
Please join Dr. Jay Ashmore, Clinical Psychologist, for an open discussion on the behavioral and mental aspects of weight loss, including skills and strategies to lose weight and keep it off. If you have specific questions or a certain topic you would like Dr. Ashmore to cover, please email social@nicholsonclinic.com in advance.

Dr. Nicholson & Dr. Ashmore discuss overcoming psychological barriers to weight loss.
April 27, 2016


Our team of behavioral health experts includes:

PsyMed, Inc.
Clinical Psychologist
https://www.facebook.com/PsyMedHealth/
(214) 348-5557

Jay Ashmore, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
https://www.drjashmore.com/
(214) 477-9275

Advantage Point Behavioral Health
https://www.advantagepointbehavioral.com
(877) 583-5633

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