Amy is a Psychologist at BodyMatters, who holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Honours in Psychological Sciences. She is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).
Amy’s interest in psychology began at a young age when she decided to translate her fascination with people, their behaviour and their emotions into a career of helping others through difficulties in their lives. She became interested in the treatment of eating disorders early in her psychology training when she understood how important specialty treatment is for those suffering from disordered eating or an eating disorder. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals as well as having an impact more broadly in society’s awareness and understanding of disordered eating, body image and health messages.
Amy has extensive experience working with people with a disability, people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. She also has an interest in sensory feeding issues, ‘picky’ eating and the treatment of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). Amy works part-time as a school psychologist so enjoys working with both adults and children. Amy is experienced in treating issues such as depression and anxiety which are commonly associated with eating disorders and also has training in trauma-informed care.
Amy uses an empathic approach and range of therapeutic styles. She draws upon several evidence-based methods, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy. Amy offers rebates under Medicare and telehealth sessions for people living in regional and remote areas.
Amy is available for appointments at BodyMatters on Fridays and Saturdays. You can read more about Amy here.