Me Only Better is run by Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D., known in the community as "The Weight Loss Therapist." Dr. Seti is a California-licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Nutrition Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer. Dr. Seti received her Doctorate of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2005 and is certified as a Nutrition Coach by the National Association of Fitness Certifications, and as a Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise.
Dr.Seti is renowned for her expertise in applying cognitive therapy to weight loss and weight management and extensive knowledge of nutrition and exercise applications to a weight management program.
In addition, Dr. Seti places an emphasis on applying cognitive-behavioral therapy to her work with women, teen, and the LGBT population, focusing on anxiety, self-esteem, body image issues, eating disorders, and relationship issues.
Dr. Seti is also an international best selling author. Her most recent book, Shatter The Yoyo, introduces her revolutionary non-diet based weight management program to held people end their dependence on diets and stop the yoyo dieting for good. Her previous book, Parenting BootCamp is a guidebook for new parents to help establish structure and discipline in their children's first five years.
Dr. Seti also has extensive expertise in working with military families and was recently featured in the film, Who Will Stand for Us, a documentary focusing on the mental health issues associated with war veterans.
Sarah is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, under the supervision of Dr. Candice Seti, who specializes in eating disorders, behavioral weight loss, body image issues, self-esteem and relationships. She is passionate about helping clients improve their physical and mental health, happiness and overall quality of life.
She obtained her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of San Diego. Sarah completed her practicum at the UCSD Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) where she treated individuals and families struggling with weight and eating issues. Sarah continues working at CHEAR as a clinician and research interventionist, where her primary responsibility is running a day treatment program for binge-eating disorder.
Sarah's journey began at the University of Syracuse, where she obtained a bachelors degree in psychology and advertising. Through her studies, Sarah became fascinated with the psychological affect of advertising on peoples health habits, body image and self-esteem. After graduation, she joined a research team at Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity where she studied the affect of food and beverage marketing on childhood obesity.
Sarah then moved to San Diego, California, where she became a certified personal trainer. She has over 6 years experience in the fitness industry working with hundreds of clients to strengthen their bodies, lose weight and improve their health habits. Through this work Sarah realized the complexity of weight-loss and achieving optimal health. Exercise alone is not enough; there are a number of biological, psychological and social factors that affect a persons overall physical and mental health. Thus, she applies a biopsychosocial approach to treatment that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and behavioral weight loss therapy. Learn more about Sarah and her approach here.