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 experiencing 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 messaging.
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 enjoys working with children and adults.
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.
When she is not at BodyMatters, Amy works as a School Psychologist. She is currently located in regional NSW, so only offers telehealth services to existing clients.
You can read more about Amy here.