Nutrition evaluation and assessment – via face to face sessions on Skype
✓ Cost is $59.99 for 45 min. session
✓ Review of lifestyle, weight history since childhood and calculating the BMI (Body Mass Index).
✓ Evaluation of underlying causes of uncontrolled eating
✓ Identify behavioral cues which may have triggered over-eating
✓ Evaluation of medical factors and family history of medical illnesses
✓ Establish goals to improve lifestyle and eating issues
✓ Establish personalized weight-loss plan to promote a healthy outcome – both mentally and physical
Nutrition and behavior counseling follow up visits – via face to face sessions on Skype
✓ Cost is $29.99 for ½ hour session
✓ Assist client with developing new healthy habits and behavioral modification
✓ Assist client with meal planning and recommend healthy grocery list
✓ Help client to separate emotional issues from food and eating
✓ Help with improved body image and achieve of optimal weight
✓ Continued weight monitoring and determine effectiveness of the customized plan
How to Begin Online Weight-Loss Counseling
- At least 18 years of age.
- Available working computer with web camera, Ipad or mobile phone.
- High speed internet connection.
- Find out if OWC online counseling is right for you.
- Must not be suicidal or a threat to others – if so (Call 1-800-SUICIDE).
- Connect to OWC via Skype (call, email, chat) for more info.
- Pay for online weight loss counseling.
- OWC will respond within 24-48 hours after payment receipt.
- Complete health questionnaires and initial assessment form.
- OWC will email instructions on how to setup your online appointment.
Online Counseling Confidentiality & Security
Confidentiality: Optimal Weight Control based in Buena Park, California is legally and ethically bound to protect your online counseling confidentiality, including the confidentiality of your records, which are stored and secured according to professional guidelines.
Your email address and personal information will never be shared with third parties. OWC employ state-of-the-art technology to ensure your online therapy privacy. OWC will never keep your credit card information when you pay, which is processed through PayPal or Care Credit in online payments. For more information about payment security, go to About PayPal Security or Care Credit Security.
Privacy in Skype Counseling: Skype writes: “All Skype-to-Skype voice, video, and instant messages are encrypted. This protects you from potential eavesdropping by malicious users. If you make a call from Skype to mobile and landline phones, the part of your call that takes place over the PSTN (the ordinary phone network) is not encrypted.” So, what this means is that Skype-to-Skype calls are more secure than calls involving mobile phones or landline phones. Here is the link to that quote. Click here to download Skype, which is completely free when used for Skype-to-Skype phone calls.
Caution: To protect your privacy, be prudent in how you store treatment-related emails and chat room transcripts. Make sure they are protected from unauthorized access by using and guarding your passwords. Consider deleting any emails (sent or received) or chat room transcripts that you do not want others to see, followed by emptying your trash or recycle bins. If you make hard copies of emails or chat transcripts, store them securely. Be aware that emails sent from a workplace computer are the property of the employer.
The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material, contained on OWC website and during the counseling sessions are for educational purposes only. The content is not intended in any way as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your primary physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen.
Call or e-mail today for a free 10-15 minute pre-assessment session via Skype.