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Weight Loss & Wellness


In this group you will learn about the psychological approach to weight loss and maintenance, using Judith Beck’s acclaimed book, The Beck Diet Solution. You will experiment with new thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors when it comes to eating and food. You will end up with a much larger toolbox to reduce anxiety and frustration around eating and weight issues, as well as prevent relapse. The group meets for 12 weeks in the fall and six months in the spring; participants may do one or both sessions


400 Massasoit Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914


Wednesdays at 2:30pm


$60/week. Insurance may reduce this amount. 

Group Therapist

Patricia Engler, PhD is a clinical psychologist at the group practice RICBT in East Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Engler has experience helping individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, and particularly focuses on behavioral health changes for her clients. She has special expertise in weight loss, binge eating, and smoking cessation. She prioritizes a collaborative and supportive approach in her treatment. 

Dr. Engler provides clients with tools informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She works with teens through older adults, and holds group therapy sessions for weight loss. Dr. Engler provides a warm and welcoming environment for her clients that she balances with her focus on practical strategies to change behavior.