Behavioral Psychology Program
Our Behavioral Psychology Program is designed for patients who can benefit from additional behavioral psychology support and education.
Lifestyle programs at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center are designed to address the knowledge, skills, attitudes and thoughts that drive behaviors related to eating and activity.
At the initial evaluation session, the psychologist will assess for possible psychological contributors to weight and psychological factors relevant to weight loss treatment. Usually, by the end of this session, you and the psychologist will determine a behavioral psychology treatment program that best fits your needs.
The following is an outline of the services that our Weight Center psychologists offer. Please note that the number and duration of sessions listed below is approximate. Treatment is tailored to each patient’s specific needs.
The sessions with the Weight Center psychologist will be billed to your insurance. Before you schedule any appointments, you must get a referral from your primary care doctor for the psychology treatment. You will be billed for any appointments that are not covered by your insurance. If you do not show for an appointment without giving 24 hours’ notice, any further behavioral psychology appointments will be cancelled.