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. 


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 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.  Her other focus area has been parenting and she has spent the last 7 years leading numerous parenting workshops and is the author of Parenting Boot Camp: A Survival Guide for New Parents, available at Amazon.com.


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 masterís 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.

 

Sarahís journey began at the University of Syracuse, where she obtained a bachelorís degree in psychology and advertising. Through her studies, Sarah became fascinated with the psychological affect of advertising on peopleís health habits, body image and self-esteem. After graduation, she joined a research team at Yale Universityís 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 personís 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.  


Alexandra is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, under the supervision of Dr. Candice Seti.  Alexandra began her journey towards becoming a Marital and Family Therapist after being accepted into the University of Southern California. There, she went on to obtain her bachelors in Communication and minored in Occupational Therapy. After significant weight gain in college, she dedicated her time post-graduation to regain her fitness and become more knowledgeable of living an overall healthier lifestyle. Through her own weight loss journey, she knew it was her calling to help those with similar issues.

 

Alexandra continued her education at the University of San Diego achieving a masterís degree in Marital and Family Therapy. Throughout her graduate program she did her clinical work at an eating disorder clinic acquiring an immense passion for helping those with overweight and obesity issues and was able to experience firsthand how fulfilling the work is. Now, Alexandra is a registered MFT intern continuing to focus her work on helping those with disordered eating through many facets including, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as behavioral weight loss therapy.

 

In addition, Alexandra has also received her personal training certification aiding in her knowledge toward living a healthier lifestyle. She believes that her own personal experience with weight gain and loss aids in her motivation and passion toward helping others achieve their true happiness.



       

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