Who We ArePsychologists for Eating Disorders
We are QUALIFIED and EXPERIENCED PSYCHOLOGISTS who work in the field of eating, dieting and weight disorders.
We are very passionate about our work and we are committed to helping you get the most out of life and to feel good about yourself, your body and your relationship with food.
Director and Clinical Psychologist | M.A. Psych. (Hons), M. Psych. (Clin.) Hons
Olivia is a dedicated and experienced Clinical Psychologist specialising in eating, dieting and weight disorders. She works with clients individually and facilitates group therapy at the Shape Your Mind clinic in Sydney, Australia, as well as providing services via her online programs.
Olivia is an expert in her field and is at the forefront of creating innovative solutions for people challenged by weight, food and body image-related issues.
Olivia’s qualifications include a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of New South Wales, and a Master of Arts in Psychology with First Class Honours from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. She has also received specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Olivia has worked with anxiety in child and adolescent populations as well as with adults, and spent some years as the Coordinator for the Peter Beumont Centre for Eating Disorders Day Program.
Olivia is fully registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.
Olivia is very passionate about her work and is committed to helping her clients get the most out of life, and to feel good about themselves, their bodies and what they eat!
Intern Clinical Psychologist | BSc (Psychology); Grad Dip (Psych); M.A. Gerontology
Joanna is a registered psychologist specialising in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and personality disorders. She is committed to supporting her clients to improve their relationships with eating, body image and self-esteem to build sustainable positive changes in their lives.
Joanna has a background working for the public mental health system treating serious mental illness across the lifespan. She is experienced at providing adaptive treatment programs for adolescents, adults and families informed by evidence-based practice to achieve personal goals and overcome personal struggles. She is passionate about providing a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment that is effective in promoting self-awareness and development.
Her qualifications include a Master of Gerontology from Charles Sturt University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from Macquarie University, and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology from The University of New South Wales. She is experienced in a range of psychological approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Short-Term Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and parent support programs. Joanna is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.
Dr Franzisca (Francesca) Froreich
Clinical Psychologist | BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin.)
Francesca is currently on maternity leave
Francesca is a Clinical Psychology Registrar specialising in the treatment of eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, and mood disorders in adolescents and adults. She has completed a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently in her final year of her PhD at the University of New South Wales. Her PhD research is focused on issues of control in the development and treatment of eating disorders and she has authored a number of publications on this topic.
She is trained in a range of evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-integrated CBT. She is also a fully qualified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist.
Francesca believes that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. She also believes that recovery means much more than the absence of restricting or binging or purging. Her aim is to understand the underlying experiences behind the symptoms and assist her clients to reconnect and integrate all parts of their self to live a more intuitive, peaceful and authentic life.
Francesca is fully registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.
Francesca is available for appointments on Thursday.
Psychologist | BSc (Physiology & Psychology); Grad Dip (Psych); Postgrad Dip (Prof Psych)
Pikria is a Registered Psychologist specialising in the treatment of eating disorders, and issues associated with body image and compulsive exercise. Her approach is client-centred, empathic, collaborative and strength-based. Pikria has experience working with adults and adolescents in private hospital settings. She worked at Northside Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit where she provided individual counselling and group therapy sessions.
Pikria has also previously worked at Butterfly – Foundation for Eating Disorders. Her qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Psychology and Graduate Diploma of Psychology from Macquarie University, and a Bachelor of Science with double major in physiology and psychology from The University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Pikria uses an integrated style in her sessions drawing from various evidence- based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution- Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. She is passionate about professional growth and regularly attends professional development courses to keep up to date with new research and evidence based treatments. Pikria is fully registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is a member of The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) – Sydney Eating Disorders Special Interest Group.
Psychologist – BBSc; Postgrad Dip (Psych)
Rachel is a registered Psychologist specialising in eating disorders, attachment difficulties and self-harm. Rachel believes in creating strong therapeutic relationships and supports her clients to create a healthy relationship with food and their bodies through skill development, value-based goal setting, role-modelling and instilling hope that full recovery is
Rachel’s background is in public mental health working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders, personality disorders and a
variety of other mental health concerns. Her approach is individualised, holistic and collaborative. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Science. She has also completed specialist training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Enhanced, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
She is fully registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia as a practitioner and supervisor, is a member of the Australian and New
Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders and sits on the Eating Disorder Steering Committee for the Northern Sydney Local Health District.
Rachel is also the current Clinical Manager of Treatment Programs at the Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders where she leads the therapeutic team and provides meal support, group and individual therapy to those struggling with an eating disorder and their families.