I am also a mental health professional. What I have noticed is that there are more trainer's professional journals talking about doing "life counseling". So, you work with someone on their exercise plan, their nutrition, and help them in making life choices. It might be a niche for you. For the moment, I am not going to go that direction. I see a lot of improvement in mental health simply when folks get off their butts. Let me know how it goes though.
This might be something to look into getting a grant for as well, if you haven't thought about that already. There has got to be a ton of grants out there for helping the obese lose weight in the current political climate and as a mental health professional plus a trainer, you would be perfect.
(Message edited by beth_moscov on November 22, 2005)