HEALTHY LIFESTYLE COUNSELING
Programs for Patients
The Vitoux Behavioral Health Counseling Program (VITAL) provides counseling support for patients with depression, obesity and/or who are at risk for developing diabetes. The program is delivered by experienced Health Coaches certified in two evidence-based programs: the Group Lifestyle Balance Program (GLB) and the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS). The GLB program is a CDC recognized lifestyle change program designed to help individuals make lifestyle changes to both prevent diabetes and prevent or treat the metabolic syndrome by promoting healthy eating and increasing physical activity. The PEARLS program aims to reduce symptoms of depression and improve quality of life by teaching problem-solving skills and empowering clients through behavioral techniques, social and physical activation, and pleasant activity scheduling. Sessions with the Health Coach take place at the University of Illinois South Loop Physicians Group location. Sessions vary in length and may be covered by Medicare or private insurance plans. For more information, contact us at: [email protected].
Coach Training for the Group Lifestyle Balance Program (GLB) can be provided by our experienced Master Coach, Corina Ronneberg. For more information about how to become certified as a GLB Health Coach, please contact us at: [email protected].