Hi, I'm Lora Grabow

I’m a bariatric therapist, speaker, coach and compassionate leader in the field of obesity medicine. 

Empowering & Encouraging 

At the foundation of my counseling practice, I help my patients discover the missing piece to their treatment plan: Headwork™. I offer empowering therapeutic interventions designed to address the emotional, psychological, and behavioral aspects of bariatric care. My expertise encompasses a wide range of therapeutic modalities, ensuring each patient receives personalized care that meets their specific needs and goals.

In individual therapy sessions, I work closely with patients to explore their personal journeys, identify obstacles, and develop effective coping strategies. My empathetic and non-judgmental style creates a safe space for patients to share their experiences and work through issues such as sabotaging thoughts, emotional eating, self-esteem, body image and all other emotional impacts of the bariatric journey. 

In addition to individual therapy, I excel in facilitating bariatric support groups where patients can connect with others who share similar experiences. These group settings provide valuable peer support, reduce feelings of isolation, and promote collective healing and growth.
As I say, Community IS Treatment™.

My Superpower Is Creating Safe And Engaging Spaces Where Shame is Lifted and Healing Begins

Throughout their lifetime, people living with obesity have endured many shaming experiences. In my practice, I am dedicated to creating a sanctuary where patients feel secure, understood, and valued. I understand that healing is a deeply personal journey that requires an environment free from judgment and full of compassion.

By providing this safe and nurturing environment, I help patients break free from the chains of shame and embark on a transformational journey.

Taking Headwork™ Around the Globe

I am deeply committed to empowering every bariatric patient with the essential Headwork™ tools needed for healthy weight management. To achieve this, she has developed a dynamic and experiential online course called "Foundations in Headwork™ for Healthy Weight Loss." This course has helped people around the globe experience significant Headwork™ success.

The course is designed to address the mental and emotional aspects of weight loss, providing participants with a comprehensive Headwork™ toolkit to support their journey. Through engaging and interactive modules, I guide patients in understanding the psychological factors that influence their eating behaviors and equips them with strategies to overcome these challenges.

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Develop a Positive Mindset

Cultivate self-compassion and a positive self-image, crucial for overall success.

Exit Emotional Eating

Identify triggers for emotional eating and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Set Realistic Goals

Create achievable and motivating goals that support long-term success.

Build Healthy Boundaries

Create healthy boundaries with food, self and others to protect emotional, physical, and mental well-being.

Foster Supportive Relationships

Establish and maintain healthy supportive relationships through practical, actionable steps.

Dynamic Speaking

I am a dynamic speaker renowned for delivering engaging and insightful presentations. With a robust portfolio as a keynote speaker and presenter, I have captivated audiences at prestigious events, including the ASMBS Annual Meeting, Michigan Bariatric Society conferences, Obesity Symposiums, and various Bariatric Patient Retreats.

As an expert in the field, I combine a deep understanding of bariatric behavioral health with a compelling speaking style that resonates with both professional and patient audiences. My presentations are not only informative but also inspiring, often highlighting cutting-edge research, innovative treatments, and personal patient success stories that underline the transformative power of Headwork™.

My contributions to conferences and symposiums are highly anticipated, making myself a sought-after speaker who consistently receives outstanding reviews from attendees.

With a commitment to advancing the field of obesity medicine and improving patient outcomes, I continue to influence and inspire the medical community through my powerful and impactful presentations.

Fostering Authentic Connections: Community is Treatment™

I have an unwavering passion when it comes to fostering a sense of community among  bariatric patients. My dedication to building connections goes beyond mere interaction; it's about cultivating a supportive, nurturing environment where individuals feel understood, valued, and empowered.

For me, community-building isn't just a goal; it's TREATMENT. I tirelessly champion the benefits of forging bonds between patients, recognizing that the collective strength of a supportive community is powerful. Community IS Treatment™