A Different type of Guidance
Lauren Canuel, LICSW-ACSW-BCD, is a licensed psychotherapist in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. Lauren knows what works in a weight loss program. Thirty-five years ago, she weighed 285 pounds. But she lost the weight in 30 months and has managed to keep it off, even through two pregnancies. Since 1989, Lauren has been helping others realize the same success. Besides helping them reach a healthy weight, she has a specialization in relapse prevention.
Lauren is a Board Certified Diplomate in her profession. Lauren received her Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College. During her years of study, she researched her interest in the psychological and physical benefits of weight loss and long-term weight control. She also received a Bachelor degree in Education with a concentration in Human Service Administration from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
How It All Started
Lauren knows what works in a weight loss program. Twenty-five years ago, she weighed 285 pounds. But she lost the weight in 30 months and has managed to keep it off, even through two pregnancies. Today, at 135 pounds, Lauren is helping others realize the same success through her program that she created in 1989.
In developing her program, Lauren incorporated three very important approaches to losing weight and preventing relapse. They are proper nutrition, need for consistent activity and cognitive behavioral therapy to address the person’s mindset. This gives them the ability to change the emotional eating relationship he or she is having with food.