In association with
A message from Talia Filippelli
LCSW, Psychotherapist, Health Coach and Owner of Starr Therapy
As a Psychotherapist and Health Coach, I consider it a privilege to be a member of your treatment team. I am here to help you through the psychological assessment part of the pre-surgical process. My job is to help alleviate any pre-surgery anxiety, assist you in preparing for change, ensure you understand all aspects of your treatment, and to help set you up for success. I studied Psychology at Penn State University and received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University. I received my Health Coaching certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned how to inspire people to value themselves and the food they put in their body, but also to explore how relationships, careers, exercise, and spirituality can either support or hinder our ability to reach health goals.
When you make the life-changing decision to have weight loss surgery, you can feel confident knowing that I am committed to supporting your choice so your weight loss goals will last a lifetime. Your success on this journey towards health is my top priority, and I will do whatever I can to best prepare you for your new life and to prevent old habits from getting in your way.
Research demonstrates that the better prepared you are for weight loss surgery, the higher success rates you will have post-surgery. Talia, along with your team at North Jersey Laparoscopic Associates, want to support you so you can lose the weight and keep it off.