Dealing With Negative Feedback After Weight Loss Surgery

Hi, I’m Krista Carpenter. I’m a licensed professional counselor and I’m one of the therapists offered to you through Blossom Bariatrics. We have a lot of clients at Blossom that come in and are worried about negative reactions regarding the surgery that they’re getting from family, friends, and colleagues. There are a million and one reasons to have this surgery and some people won’t understand. If there are obvious medical reasons then by all means explain those, but understand that people still may not get it. Keep in mind that people that are negative towards you improving your life usually have something that they’re upset about in their life and they’re just directing their own negativity towards you. Hold your head high and don’t let anyone else’s negativity affect you.

No matter where you are in your journey, we can help. If you want to join an online support group or schedule an individual session, all you have to do is go to blossombariatrics.com. I’m looking forward to helping you blossom into your best you.

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Krista Carpentar

Krista Carpentar

Krista opened Lotus Counseling in 2013, after realizing the need for specialized Eating Disorder treatment in the Grand Valley. Krista is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Masters of Science degree in Counseling in 2003 from Texas A&M University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 2000. Since 2003 Krista has provided counseling to individuals with a wide variety of concerns. Currently, she specializes in treating adults and adolescents with disordered eating, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and a variety of other concerns. She uses a variety of modalities in her treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relational, and Solution Focused Therapy.

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