Melissa Belanger, MSW, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist who received her Bachelor’s Degree from Binghamton University and doctorate from the American School of Professional Psychology, Hawaii Campus. She also completed the Primary Care Behavioral Health Certificate Program from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Belanger has had success in helping people design and attain lifestyle changes both in her private practice and in her work in a medical clinic. She will meet with you to confirm your psychological readiness for successfully facing surgical weight loss. She, along with the other Surgical Weight Loss Institute professionals, will assist you in identifying and making lifestyle changes which will allow you to maintain the positive changes brought about by bariatric surgery.