Terry Lanigan LMSW, ACSW, CFT

Individual, Marriage, and Family Counseling

Weight Loss

Terry Lanigan specializes in the field of weight loss and pre/post-bariatric surgery behavioral health. Ms. Lanigan collaborates with several well respected bariatric surgeons in the West Michigan Lakeshore area to enhance successful preparation for, and adjustment to, the bariatric surgery process.

With a supportive approach to behavioral health, Ms. Lanigan focuses on identifying personal strengths in the weight loss process, while also identifying potential obstacles to success. Working with these obstacles while maintaining respect for each individual is a hallmark of her approach.

Make the Changes That Will Change Your Life

In addition to her qualifications as a behavioral health therapist, Ms. Lanigan has been a Certified Fitness Trainer with the American Council on Exercise since 1996. She was the Vice President and Co-Founder of the Personal Trainer Network, Inc of New York.

Terry has provided expert consultation to Employee Assistance Programs of the Westchester County Department of Community Health and Bariatric Surgery programs of the Westchester County Medical Center.

Ms. Lanigan is the founder of Positive Change Weight Loss.

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“Ms. Lanigan not only motivates you but also mentally. She makes you feel that you can achieve any goal. While working with Terry, I was the most fit that I have ever been, but most of all, I was mentally fit. People would constantly stop me to tell me about the weight that I had lost while working with Terry, but that did not compare to how I felt mentally. I felt the best about myself when I was working with Terry Lanigan”.


“I have been training with Terry for years because she meets me where I am by respecting my fitness level and goals. Terry enables me to build on my strengths and get farther than I think that I can go, every time. Due to her respect, sensitivity, and skill, I have been coming back for over 10 years.”


“Training with Terry is always an hour that I look forward to! Her vast knowledge of how the body works and how to keep it strong is so comprehensive that my sessions are always fun, creative, and incredibly specific to what’s ailing me! I can feel my core at the age of 50!!


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Years of frustration and disappointment do not

define the future; they define the past.

It is important to remember that changing your behavior and attitudes will change the results. My professional commitment is to join you in your efforts to support the healthiest components of lifestyle change in a well-directed, safe and supportive environment.

Telephone counseling sessions are available.