Founded in 2012, the National Center for Weight and Wellness (NCWW) in Washington, DC is a treatment facility that specializes in the care of clients struggling with health and weight management like obesity. NCWW seeks to provide clients with a pathway to a sustainable, long-term recovery. It eschews traditional “one size fits all” diet programs in favor of a more fluid, “client-centered” approach to care, with personalized treatment designed around the individual person’s unique preferences, goals and needs. NCWW primarily offers outpatient evidence-based therapy, holistic methods as well as specialized skills groups. Medication management is available, though the 12-step method is not a component of the programming.
Treatment and Staff
The NCWW team goes further than merely healing symptoms and instead treats the “whole person” by addressing the root factors of chronic weight issues. Rather than targeting a specific amount of weight loss or gain, the facility focuses on treating the client’s overall health. Unlike many facilities, clients beginning treatment do not undergo an “intake assessment” so much as they have a conversation with the NCWW team about their background and goals. This helps the client and team come up with the most effective plan built around their needs.
NCWW’s approach is an integrative one that includes an array of classes, skills groups, evidence-based therapies and holistic methods. The facility provides drop-in classes that cover a multitude of topics including eating disorders, improving self-esteem, coping with stress in addition to discussions about the food industry and addiction. The team teaches practical strategies for overcoming real-world triggers and negative patterns while also practicing holistic therapies like mindfulness meditation, yoga and movement. NCWW also offers weekly peer support sessions. In addition, clients engage in ongoing individual and private group sessions that utilize evidence-based CBT to alter long-held beliefs about weight.
The Center for Weight and Wellness team is comprised of physicians, psychologists, clinical psychologists and registered nurses, as well as nutritionists, personal trainers and exercise specialists.
In addition to a plethora of therapy and education groups, NCWW also offers a recurring practical, skills-based nutrition class as well as a specialized group trip to a grocery store with a team nutritionist.
Located in Washington, DC, the National Center for Weight and Wellness specializes in the care of clients struggling with weight management issues such as obesity. The facility flies in the face of conventional wisdom and employs an individualized approach to treatment that tailors care to the unique background, needs and goals of the client. NCWW offers evidence-based therapies, holistic methods, skills groups and eating education. It is no wonder NCWW has received the “Patient’s Choice Award” multiple times. This organization is a credit to the community.
National Center for Weight and Wellness
1020 19th St NW, Ste 450
Washington, DC 20036
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