Eating Disorder Treatment

Help for adults with eating disorders

I use a range of therapies such as enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-E) for eating disorders, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Supportive Structured Clinical Management (SSCM) to help adults recover from eating disorders. These are structured, evidence-based treatments which will give you the best chance of recovering from your eating disorder.

Recovery is an intensive process, with weekly sessions for 30 – 40 sessions. It takes consistent effort and hard work, but it is never too late to recover from an eating disorder, no matter how unwell you are and no matter how long you have had these issues.

I will liaise with your GP and encourage you to work with an eating-disorder dietician, to ensure you have the best care possible.

I offer consults in person and via zoom.

Medicare rebates for eating disorders

Young people and adults with severe eating disorders may be eligible for an Eating Disorder Treatment Plan (EDTP). The benefit of an EDTP is that is provides a Medicare rebate for up to 40 sessions of psychological treatment for an eating disorder per 12 months, as well as 20 dietetic sessions.

Although this is a very positive step, the eligibility criteria for an EDTP are quite high. If you are not eligible for an EDTP, it is likely that you will still be eligible for a mental health treatment plan (MHTP), which provides rebates for the first 10 sessions of therapy per calendar year. Your GP may also give you a chronic disease management plan referral, which provides 5 rebated sessions with a dietician.

If you live in a rural or remote area, you can access the rebates and treatment with us via Zoom videoconferencing, with both an EDTP and MHTP.

About eating disorders

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Eating disorder resources

Books and online resources we recommend.
Finding Balance Psychology is no longer accepting referrals for young people and families, but we welcome referrals for adults 18 years and over.