MICHAEL C. ROUBICEK, PHD, LCSW

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Dr. Michael Roubicek is co-founder/developer of LifeStyle Transformation. He began his career in 1981. After several years of working in the clinic setting, providing individual, marriage and family therapy, he returned to education to achieve a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1996.

Through his years of training he has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, with both adolescent and adult populations. He has trained in specialty settings in the treatment of anxiety disorders and substance abuse/addiction related conditions. He’s been a faculty member in the university setting and also served as a department chair in Psychology. He has trained numerous therapists in the classroom as well as in on site, direct service environments. He has been a Subject Matter Expert for the state licensing board, and has worked as a behavioral health multidisciplinary team member, in a hospital setting. Much of that endeavor has focused on the bariatric surgery patient. He has spearheaded program development and supportive services for the patient both before and after the surgery; he’s provided staff training modules and facilitated peer support. He has also been a speaker and presenter in numerous settings and forums.

He currently provides services to patients in a bariatric surgery hospital. He also treats people in a private practice setting with a focus on facing and dealing with adversity, challenge and struggle while working toward acceptance, connection and healing.

Over my years of professional and personal growth and development, I too watched the numbers on the scale increase. I participated in diets like most of us have. My weight went down and back up again, over and over.
In my work with bariatric patients, I often wondered about those who lost considerable weight and improved many health conditions, only to regain sometimes all of the weight and more. I came to understand there is more to the story than just the food.
Stacey and I attended an addiction treatment training program and could clearly see that food addiction followed many of the same patterns as substance addictions and other process addictions. We chose to create a food addiction treatment process to help those who, like my bariatric patients, worked hard to lose weight and improve their lives, only to fall back into the familiar and regain their weight.
Helping others face patterns of emotional eating, compulsive eating and food addiction has led me to healthier patterns. I have lost weight and kept it off. I am now more at peace with food. I take joy in seeing that the program we created and nurtured has become a tool to help others find peace with food and achieve a healthier lifestyle that leads to a more fulfilling life.
— MICHAEL C. ROUBICEK, PHD, LCSW
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