Professional Eating Disorder Treatment Online
Professional and private eating disorder treatment, online via telehealth.
Eating disorders can affect anybody. No matter your age, gender, race, religion or sexuality, eating disorders do not discriminate.
Suffering from an eating disorder can be an incredibly difficult battle – there are times where you know within yourself you need help, and your loved ones are expressing their concern, but you still don’t feel ready enough to reach out and get help.
According to the NEDC, The National Eating Disorder Collaboration Eating Disorders or disordered eating affects 16% of Australians.
It’s also incredibly common for individuals struggling with an eating disorder to also struggle with other mental illness.
Online eating disorder therapy delivered via telehealth is not a new concept and was already growing at a steady rate prior to 2020.
However, during the global pandemic two factors at play greatly accelerated the adoption of online eating disorder treatment:
Forced social distancing which made e-health and online treatment the norm
Increased feelings of social isolation, heightened levels of uncertainty as a result of ongoing health concerns, record levels of job-loss and unemployment increased levels of anxiety and exacerbated eating disorder concerns.
Medicare rebated eating disorder therapy with a personally matched, experienced psychologist.
One of the misconceptions with online eating disorder treatment, when compared to face-to-face support, is that it’s not available under Medicare or as part of a Mental Health Care Plan – this is not the case.
At Online Psychologists Australia our sessions are rebated as part of Medicare. You’ll be individually matched with an expert psychologist that best meets your unique needs and preferences and online eating disorder treatment can be treated as effectively as possible.
What kind of eating disorders do we treat?
At Online Psychologists Australia our professionally trained, warm and empathetic team have experience successfully treating a wide range of eating disorders. Some of the eating disorders our team have expertise treating include:
Binge Eating Disorder
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder (UFED)
As every individual’s struggle is unique, not all eating disorders or instances of disordered eating are easily categorised into one of these classifications.
However, our highly specialised team of psychologists are confident their proven, evidence-based methodologies delivered online will be able to deliver you results and relief.
What are the common symptoms of depression we encounter?It is important to remember that we all experience symptoms of depression from time to time, and that may not necessarily mean you are depressed. Everybody suffers from depression in their own unique way and no two experiences are identical, however, there are a number of common symptoms we encounter, which are often summarised by feeling down, miserable, sad or hopeless – the loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities you may enjoy. Symptoms can include: Withdrawing from friends and family Restlessness Feeling perpetually tired and fatigued Inability to concentrate or focus on one task Issues with sleep Mood swings Loss or change of appetite Relying on alcohol or sedatives Feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, irritable and sad Thoughts of worthlessness or hopelessness
How do we treat depression?All of our psychologists are highly trained professionals with a history of success when treating patients suffering from symptoms of depression. Our psychologists don’t prescribe a one-size fits all approach to treating depression, but rather employ a host of evidence-based treatments and therapies proven to help alleviate the symptoms of depression. Your dedicated and personally matched psychologists may use any number of the following techniques: Schema Focused Therapy Assertiveness Training Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Solution Focused Brief Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Compassion Focused Therapy Behavioural Therapy Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
What are the benefits of seeking help?The upsides of seeking and receiving help for depression are immense. The experienced and professional team at Online Psychologists Australia have seen hundreds of patients experience benefits such as: Improved relationships and friendships Improved physical health Improved sleep and rest Improved feelings of happiness and a restoration of energy Feelings of a burden being lifted Sharper thinking and a better memory A healthier lifestyle A lower risk of future depression, as patients are often better equipped to deal with depressive periods
What can you expect from online eating disorder therapy?
Before you officially start your treatment – you’ll have a free 15-minute consultation so that we’re able to match you with a psychologist that best meets your unique needs, and your preferences.
Once you begin treatment, the psychologist treating you will take the time to understand you as an individual. You will find the conversation takes place in a completely safe, private and comforting manner – your highly skilled psychologist is there to help you.
Depending on your individual needs and circumstances, the psychologist treating you can draw on a range of evidence-based methodologies to help you recover from your eating disorder.
Recovering from an eating disorder won’t happen overnight, and more often than not, you will have some ‘homework’ or tasks to perform in-between sessions. These small tasks often involve being present and aware during day-to-day life and will help you make progress between sessions.
Get eating disorder treatment online today with a professional psychologist today
Reaching out and accessing support for an eating disorder can be tough, however the benefits of doing can be lifechanging.
Our warm, empathetic and understanding team of professionals are ready to help.
At Online Psychologists Australia, we offer a free, no obligation 15-minute consultation where we’ll personally match you with a psychologist that best meets your unique needs.
All of our sessions are claimable with a Medicare rebate.
Get the help you need today.
"The privacy and comfort of having sessions online, but still face-to-face over Zoom made me feel so much more at ease. I was able to open-up much quicker and felt like I was making progress after just my first session."
What our clients are saying
"Being able to book in appointments that work around my schedule has been incredible. Speaking to Rob has had the most positive impact on my mental wellbeing given the isolation I experienced in 2020."
"The fact I was able to get medicare rebate on my sessions made the whole process so much easier. I've already recommended Online Psychologists Australia to a few friends that have been struggling lately.
If you're having thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
If you’re having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, there are many organisations that can help you 24 hours, 7 days a week. They include: