Bariatric Psychologist – Dr. Rose C. Huber

Bariatric Psychologist -
Dr. Rose C. Huber


Dr. Rose Huber is a fellowship trained bariatric psychologist. She offers patients of Miami VIP Surgery counseling regarding their bariatric decisions and lifestyle changes. Our Clinical Psychologist is an expert in the field of mental health. We know clients want an expert in the field and that is what we provide, the highest standard.

Quality of care is our objective in every psychological evaluation we conduct. Our grasp on understanding the clients’ goals, helps prepare patients mentally for the challenges that lay ahead. We help them recognize the potential barriers ahead so they can be best prepared.

Dr. Rose C. Huber received most of her training in Texas including a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University, Master of Arts degree from Houston Baptist University, and a Doctorate in Psychology from the APA-accredited Psychology program at Our Lady of the Lake University. She completed training at APA-accredited sites including practicum at the South Texas VA, an internship at the Central Texas VA, and her post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at the Miami VA. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Florida (PY7973) and Texas (PY35078).

She has delivered individual, child, family, couple, and group psychotherapy as well as surgical, psychological, and neuropsychological evaluations of patients with chronic medical conditions including diabetes, sleep problems, pulmonary disorders, weight issues, cancer, chronic pain, cardiac conditions, dermatological issues, transplant considerations, and gastrointestinal disorders.

She has extensive training with helping individuals lose weight to lead a healthier and happier life. She has conducted research, directed programs, given presentations, and attended workshops in weight management. She herself has experienced a significant weight loss and understands the difficulty associated with losing weight and keeping it off. She also specializes in bariatric psychology, including conducting pre-surgical psychological evaluations and follow-up treatment for patients being considered for weight loss surgery.

Having specialty training and experience in behavioral medicine and family systems she understands the difficulty that can be experienced within the individual and family when problems arise. Dr. Huber is a strong proponent of the mind-body connection and stress-reduction operating from a strength-based, solution focused, cognitive-behavioral approach believing that everyone has the capability to overcome their problems and lead a better quality of life.

Dr. Huber is affiliated with Baptist Health South Miami Hospital and in the past been affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Jackson South Community Hospital. She has been an adjunct faculty member with the Psychology Department at Barry University and Our Lady of the Lake University. She is a licensed MHC Supervisor in the state of Florida. She is also an active member of several professional organizations including the Association of Behavioral Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Miami-Dade County Psychological Association (MDPA), Florida Psychological Association (FPA), Houston Psychological Association (HPA), Texas Psychological Association (TPA), and the American Psychological Association (APA). She is also a National Register Health Service Provider in Psychology and has earned the National Registry Early Career Psychologist Award (2011). Additionally, Dr. Huber has been selected for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Best of Fort Lauderdale Award in the Psychologists category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). She was selected as 2015 Best of Coral Gables Psychologists. She has also been awarded the American Insurance Trust 2014 Longevity Award.


> Dr. Huber offers a bariatric psychological evaluation and guidance for all Miami VIP Surgery patients that is included in their package price. This includes periodic check-ins and text support for questions along your journey. If you require additional support, we can schedule for longer sessions and utilize your insurance or self-pay rate of $100/session.

> If you are not a patient of Miami VIP Surgery, Dr. Huber performs flat rate bariatric clearance evaluations for $250 as well as therapy to address behavioral and emotional elements of the procedure. She accepts some insurance (BCBS, Cigna, Medicare, United) or self-pay rate of $200 for initial sessions and $175 for follow-up sessions.

Dr. Huber is in-network with BCBS, United, Medicare, and Cigna. She also accepts self-pay of $200 for initial sessions and $175 for follow-up sessions. If you are a patient of Miami VIP Surgery, we do everything to include services in your package price or offer reduced rates.

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If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. Please call as soon as you can because if we can fill your spot, we will not charge you.

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychologist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.