About Lauren Canuel, LICSW-ACSW-BCDAbout Lauren Canuel, LICSW-ACSW-BCD

Improving your body image enhances the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. Take this important step with Ms. Lauren Canuel. A highly regarded psychotherapist with over twenty-five years of weight loss experience, Lauren has a reputation as a leader and educator with the highest professional standards. Her extensive experience allows for a thoughtful consultation with the best care and results that are achievable. Hundreds of people have benefited by choosing Lauren as their path toward the quest for a happier and healthier life.

Formal Education

Lauren is a Board Certified Diplomate in her profession. Lauren received her Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College. During her years of study, she researched her interest in the psychological and physical benefits of weight loss and long-term weight control. She also received a Bachelor degree in Education with a concentration in Human Service Administration from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Media Engagements

Ms. Canuel has appeared on both television and radio programs as a guest speaker including: 92.3 WPRO, 99.7 WXEX, and 100.3 WHKK. Lauren has also participated in a Health Watch Services on WJAR NBC10. She also shared her expertise on the “Lighten Up” series sponsored by Vision Cable Company. Ms. Canuel has also been nationally interviewed and illustrated in the August 1991 issue of Shape Magazine where her goals and techniques were discussed and put into practice. Lauren was a keynote speaker at the 2006 as well as 2007 Southern New England Women’s Expos. In September 2008, Lauren was illustrated in Fitness Magazine and as a result was featured on a segment for WJAR NBC 10 to inspire local viewers.

Circuit Lecturing

Lauren has participated in public speaking and outreach services conducted in school systems, hospitals and large corporations throughout the region. She also offers her assistance in the nonprofit sector seeking assistance in weight loss and relapse prevention. Lauren has taught weight loss seminars through Rhode Island College and Brown University. She is a frequent lecturer for Shape Up RI and has provided weight loss seminars for their 2009-2011 winter/summer sessions. Lauren is also an instructor at Johnson & Wales University where she teaches wellness for professional development and continuing education credits.

Advanced Techniques and Major Clinical Experience

Ms. Canuel is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has worked and has been the owner/principal of Why Weight? Inc. since 1989. Why Weight? Inc. is a weight loss and relapse prevention program. The program addresses behavioral modification techniques that offer nutritional guidance with counseling, consistent activity recommendations and psychotherapy. This produces dramatic results. With her specialization of relapse prevention, Why Weight? Inc. and specifically Lauren Canuel, offer expertise and success with arresting the emotional eating cycle and maintaining your weight loss forever!