Weight Loss Services Psychologist

The psychologist at Benefis Weight Loss Services conducts a thorough assessment of all patients who are pursuing weight loss surgery. The psychological evaluation helps to identify and address any psychological or behavioral factors that could get in the way of a successful outcome following surgery. The psychologist also meets individually with patients to help with preparation for surgery or to cope with changes following surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the office of:

Stephanie Burcusa, PhD
400 15th Ave South, Suite 205
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406.455.2760 / Fax: 406.455.2769


Benefis Weight Loss Services Support Group is Coming!

Whether you had bariatric surgery years ago or just want more information while considering surgery, this group is for you! Groups will include a nutrition lesson by Krissy Bykonen, Registered Dietitian to help you stay on track with your goals. You will have a chance to connect with others at any point before/after the bariatric surgery process. Lastly we will have psychologist Stephanie Burcusa available for guidance and support in your weight loss journey. Beginning in 2018, groups will be held the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Great Falls Surgical Associates, 400 13th Ave. S. Suite 102. For more information call 406-455-2875. Please join us for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 7th- 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 7th- 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 4th- 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 2nd- 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6th- 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.