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Eating Disorders

We take a holistic approach to eating disorder recovery

Whether you are at the beginning of your recovery journey, or perhaps you have just been finding things hard for some time, we’re here to meet you where you’re at and help you on your way. Dietwise provides non-judgmental expert care for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders, disordered eating behaviours, weight, shape, and body image concerns.

We foster a brave and hopeful space where you will feel safe, supported, and empowered. We believe that recovery is possible and that it’s never too early or too late to begin the path to recovery. If you or someone you love is struggling with eating concerns reach out. We are ready to get started on your recovery journey, either in person or via Telehealth or a combination of both.

You’re in the right place if:
  • You’re unsure if you or someone you care about has an eating disorder
  • You’ve just been diagnosed with an eating disorder no matter what age
  • You’re supporting someone with an eating disorder
  • You’ve had a setback or relapse with your eating disorder
  • You’ve had an eating disorder for a long time and want to explore recovery
  • You’ve got a history of an eating disorder and are unsure if you are recovered, want support navigating pregnancy or you are distressed with body changes related to menopause and ageing
  • You’ve got an eating disorder and need help navigating a co-occurring condition such as diabetes
  • You’ve had weight loss surgery and are struggling with eating, food, and body image
  • You’ve recovered from an eating disorder and have started or have been told to follow a restrictive diet e.g low FODMAP for IBS, gluten-free for coeliac disease, low carb diet, intermittent fasting, keto
  • You feel your current Dietitian is not a good fit or you want a fresh start

Renourish™ is our Recovery Nutrition Program

Our Dietitians form an integral part of your multidisciplinary treatment team, which is why we developed Renourish™, our Recovery Nutrition Program. We have written over 150 education resources for our Renourish™ library, providing you with the most up-to- date evidenced-based information to support you in every aspect of nutrition from start to finish of your recovery journey. We have done the hard work to support you every step of the way.
How do our dietitians help in eating disorder recovery?

As experts in nutrition, our specialised eating disorder Dietitians are skilled in:

  • Navigating your eligibility and requirements for an Eating Disorder Plan (EDP) or Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan under Medicare
  • Advocating for the care you deserve regardless of your diagnosis, body weight, shape, size, gender, age or the common perception of ‘not being sick or thin enough’
  • Building your eating disorder recovery team- GP, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Physiotherapist/Exercise Physiologist, Recovery Coach, Art Therapist, Occupational Therapist
  • Ensuring a smooth transition between Dietwise and higher levels of care such as inpatient hospital admission, residential care, or a Day Program
  • Providing psychoeducation on eating disorders such as the impact of starvation, compensatory behaviours, body image, and all things in between to dispel myths and misconceptions about food, weight, body, diets, and health
  • Providing nutrition therapy to achieve or maintain medical stability, reverse malnutrition, prevent refeeding syndrome, restore menstruation (if relevant) and resume growth and normal development if a child or adolescent
  • Creating personalised staged meal plans for renourishment and in FBT, empowering caregivers to play an active role in refeeding and normalising eating behaviours
  • Providing guidance on vitamin and mineral supplementation
  • Taste testing of medical nutrition supplement drinks and scripts to purchase them at a reduced price
  • Providing in-session meal support to help rebuild and model healthy eating behaviours in a safe and controlled way. We support a team approach and our Dietwise dogs Ella, Eddie and Reggie can join us too
  • Reducing distress around food, including thoughts, emotions, and physical symptoms
  • Identifying and challenging fear foods, food rules, food rituals and other disordered behaviours
  • Fostering independence and confidence in shopping, food selection, cooking, serving food, and social eating
  • Providing guidance on helpful recovery resources such as books, websites, podcasts, support groups, videos, Apps
  • Identifying and addressing maintaining factors, in collaboration with your team
  • Building motivation to start recovery and maintaining momentum to continue
  • Planning for safety as well as for setbacks and relapse prevention

Navigating eating disorder care can be confusing

Let us answer some of our most frequently asked questions about navigating access to eating disorder recovery. Learn more in our Eating Disorder FAQ section

We are your one-stop-shop for eating disorder treatment

Here at Dietwise, we are passionate about providing holistic care that considers the physical, mental, spiritual, and social health of our clients. As every recovery journey is unique, we will support you to put together a treatment team that works for you.⁠ That is why Sonya, Dietwise Founder has forged strong partnerships with a range of skilled clinicians to provide a one-stop-shop for eating disorder recovery. Our beautiful North Perth clinic is home to a fabulous team that includes Clinical Psychology, Physiotherapy, Recovery Coaching and Art Therapy. These clinicians are passionate about mental health and are trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming.

You’re in the right place.

Meet Our Partners in Eating Disorder Recovery

Sally Partington

<h1>Sally Partington</h1> <style>/*! elementor - v3.8.0 - 30-10-2022 */<br /> .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block}</style> <img src="https://dietwise.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/sally-pic-e1669881595896.jpg" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" srcset="https://dietwise.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/sally-pic-e1669881595896.jpg 250w, https://dietwise.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/sally-pic-e1669881595896-247x300.jpg 247w" alt="" width="250" height="304" /> <h4>Sally Partington</h4> <strong>Position</strong> Founder + Physiotherapist <h3>My Story</h3> ​Hi, I'm Sally I am passionate about exploring your relationship with exercise and movement in a safe and non-judgemental manner. I take the time to listen to your story to connect with all aspects of your health - social, emotional, and physical. Understanding what matters to you, is vital in providing holistic, patient-centred care and therefore my appointments are longer than other physio practices. I believe our physical and mental health are linked, which is why I look at all aspects of someone’s health, not just the physical. <h4>How I can help you:</h4> <ul> <li>Specialist assessment, advice, education, and management of the various physical and psychological components of an eating disorder related to movement</li> <li>Help guide safe exercise at all stages of recovery to improve co-occurring physical and psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, loss of muscle mass, body image issues, and sleep disturbances</li> <li>Provide specific recommendations on beginning or continuing movement/exercise, based on an assessment of both medical status and psychological wellbeing</li> <li>Provide and modify movement/exercise plans for individuals with low body weight or higher body weight</li> <li>Help transition from a dysfunctional relationship with exercise and build skills in mindful and intuitive movement</li> <li>Assess the medical risk associated with compulsive and dysfunctional exercise behaviours including osteoporosis and osteopenia</li> <li>Explore issues surrounding body image concerns with the intention of promoting the development of a positive and more realistic body image</li> <li>In-session movement therapy including mat/seated work e.g., yoga, Pilates, strength training</li> <li>Assess and diagnose musculoskeletal conditions, and use physiotherapy techniques in your management plan, including acupuncture and dry needling, soft  tissue mobilisation, exercise therapy and muscle re-education and motor control training</li> </ul> We're so glad you found us <h2>Get In Touch</h2> Reach out and tell us how we can help. We would love to hear from you. <!-- Style 1 Start --> <a href="tel:+(08) 9388 2423">(08) 9388 2423</a> <a href="mailto:reception@dietwise.net.au">reception@dietwise.net.au</a> Level 2, 448 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006 <!-- Style 1 End --> <a href="https://www.halaxy.com/book/widget/dietwise/location/470801"> Book Online </a> <form action="/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php#wpcf7-f11563-o1" method="post" novalidate="novalidate" data-status="init"><input name="_wpcf7" type="hidden" value="11563" /> <input name="_wpcf7_version" type="hidden" value="5.6.4" /> <input name="_wpcf7_locale" type="hidden" value="en_US" /> <input name="_wpcf7_unit_tag" type="hidden" value="wpcf7-f11563-o1" /> <input name="_wpcf7_container_post" type="hidden" value="0" /> <input name="_wpcf7_posted_data_hash" type="hidden" value="" /> <input name="your-name" size="40" type="text" value="" placeholder="First & Last Name" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <input name="your-email" size="40" type="email" value="" placeholder="E-Mail" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <input name="your-phone" size="40" type="text" value="" placeholder="Phone Number" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <textarea cols="40" name="your-message" rows="10" placeholder="Type Your Message Here" aria-invalid="false"></textarea></form><input type="submit" value="Reach Out" />

Sabine McKenzie

<h1>Sabine McKenzie</h1> <style>/*! elementor - v3.8.0 - 30-10-2022 */<br />.elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block}</style> <img src="https://dietwise.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/sabinepic1.jpg" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" srcset="https://dietwise.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/sabinepic1.jpg 250w, https://dietwise.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/sabinepic1-247x300.jpg 247w" alt="" width="250" height="304" /> <h4>Sabine McKenzie</h4> <strong>Position</strong> Founder + Lead Recovery Coach <h3>My Story</h3> Hi, I’m Sabine! I founded Worth Beyond in response to experiencing a gap in services and support in my own journey to full recovery. Providing a no judgement space and connecting on honesty and understanding is my priority to decrease common feelings of isolation and increase hopefulness. Worth Beyond specialises in 1:1, online and face-to-face, ED recovery coaching services personalised to the challenges you are currently experiencing and helping you in the here and now to action your recovery goals. I work alongside your team to provide practical support whilst focusing on your strengths to build your life through recovery and beyond the ED. A diagnosis is not required to engage in coaching support. <h4>Training:</h4> <ul> <li>Bachelor of Physiotherapy- University of Notre Dame</li> <li>Certified Recovery Coach- The Carolyn Costin Institute</li> <li>Further Eating Disorder Trainings- Australian Centre for Eating Disorders, Perth Children’s Hospital & The Butterfly Foundation</li> <li>Youth Mentor</li> <li>Pilates Instructor</li> </ul> <h4>How I Can Help You:</h4> <ul> <li>Increasing motivation to recovery</li> <li>Modelling full recovery</li> <li>Establishing and working towards recovery goals</li> <li>Identifying and challenging fear foods and food rules</li> <li>Improving body image and practising body acceptance/neutrality</li> <li>Food and grocery shopping</li> <li>Dining out at restaurants and cafes</li> <li>Cooking meals</li> <li>Clothes shopping</li> <li>Support to access literature and educational materials</li> </ul> We're so glad you found us <h2>Get In Touch</h2> Reach out and tell us how we can help. We would love to hear from you. <!-- Style 1 Start --> <a href="tel:+(08) 9388 2423">(08) 9388 2423</a> <a href="mailto:reception@dietwise.net.au">reception@dietwise.net.au</a> Level 2, 448 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006 <!-- Style 1 End --> <a href="https://www.halaxy.com/book/widget/dietwise/location/470801"> Book Online </a> <form action="/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php#wpcf7-f11563-o1" method="post" novalidate="novalidate" data-status="init"><input name="_wpcf7" type="hidden" value="11563" /> <input name="_wpcf7_version" type="hidden" value="5.6.4" /> <input name="_wpcf7_locale" type="hidden" value="en_US" /> <input name="_wpcf7_unit_tag" type="hidden" value="wpcf7-f11563-o1" /> <input name="_wpcf7_container_post" type="hidden" value="0" /> <input name="_wpcf7_posted_data_hash" type="hidden" value="" /> <input name="your-name" size="40" type="text" value="" placeholder="First & Last Name" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <input name="your-email" size="40" type="email" value="" placeholder="E-Mail" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <input name="your-phone" size="40" type="text" value="" placeholder="Phone Number" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <textarea cols="40" name="your-message" rows="10" placeholder="Type Your Message Here" aria-invalid="false"></textarea></form><input type="submit" value="Reach Out" />

Mary Casotti

<h1>Mary Casotti</h1> <style>/*! elementor - v3.8.0 - 30-10-2022 */<br />.elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block}</style> <img src="https://dietwise.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/marypic1.jpg" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" srcset="https://dietwise.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/marypic1.jpg 250w, https://dietwise.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/marypic1-247x300.jpg 247w" alt="" width="250" height="304" /> <h4>Mary Casotti</h4> <strong>Position</strong> Creative Arts Therapist <h3>My Story</h3> Hi I'm Mariangela I'm a Creative Arts Therapist who is passionate about the healing nature of the Arts. I believe the creative process deeply connects the mind, body, and spirit. Emotional conflicts can be addressed, physical symptoms faced and accepted, and spiritual experiences realised, restoring harmony with self, others and nature. I provide a trauma-informed, person-centred, holistic approach that integrates the expressive arts (image making, clay, music, creative writing, sand-play, movement and somatic awareness) as a gateway to healing, reparation and transformation. I work with all mental health conditions and specialise in disordered eating, eating disorder recovery, body dissatisfaction and body image. Creative Arts Therapy focuses on the process of creation rather than the final product with the goal to appreciate who we are in the moment, explore reasons for our behaviours, and establish new barometers for self-acceptance. <h4>Training:</h4> <ul> <li>Graduate Diploma Creative Arts Therapy- Murdoch University</li> <li>Bachelor of Education- ECU</li> <li>The Foundations of Eating Disorders / Inside Out Institute</li> <li>Cutting-Edge Concepts in the Medical Management of Eating Disorders/ Webinar</li> <li>Youth Mental Health Course</li> <li>ASSIST Suicide First Aid Training</li> <li>First Aid Training- St John Ambulance</li> <li>Certificate 4 Training and Assessment</li> </ul> <h4>How I Can Help You:</h4> <ul> <li>Express feelings that are difficult to verbalise</li> <li>Encourage curiosity and creativity</li> <li> Develop healthy coping skills and focus</li> <li> Improve body image, self-esteem, and confidence</li> <li> Navigate eating disorders through an improved understanding of self</li> <li> Increase communication skills</li> <li> Improve motor skills and physical coordination</li> <li> Identify blocks to emotional expression and personal growth</li> <li> Explore imagination and creativity</li> <li> Identify issues and concerns</li> <li> Manage stress and anxiety</li> <li> Integration of trauma/PTSD</li> </ul> We're so glad you found us <h2>Get In Touch</h2> Reach out and tell us how we can help. We would love to hear from you. <!-- Style 1 Start --> <a href="tel:+(08) 9388 2423">(08) 9388 2423</a> <a href="mailto:reception@dietwise.net.au">reception@dietwise.net.au</a> Level 2, 448 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006 <!-- Style 1 End --> <a href="https://www.halaxy.com/book/widget/dietwise/location/470801"> Book Online </a> <form action="/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php#wpcf7-f11563-o1" method="post" novalidate="novalidate" data-status="init"><input name="_wpcf7" type="hidden" value="11563" /> <input name="_wpcf7_version" type="hidden" value="5.6.4" /> <input name="_wpcf7_locale" type="hidden" value="en_US" /> <input name="_wpcf7_unit_tag" type="hidden" value="wpcf7-f11563-o1" /> <input name="_wpcf7_container_post" type="hidden" value="0" /> <input name="_wpcf7_posted_data_hash" type="hidden" value="" /> <input name="your-name" size="40" type="text" value="" placeholder="First & Last Name" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <input name="your-email" size="40" type="email" value="" placeholder="E-Mail" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <input name="your-phone" size="40" type="text" value="" placeholder="Phone Number" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <textarea cols="40" name="your-message" rows="10" placeholder="Type Your Message Here" aria-invalid="false"></textarea></form><input type="submit" value="Reach Out" />
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