Welcome to Advanced Psychology Services


Meet Our Clinic Directors

Advanced Psychology Services was established by psychologists Dr Anna Steele and Dr Simon Wilksch. It is a psychology clinic that provides treatment in the area of eating disorders and related problems.

Anna and Simon both have PhDs in the area of eating disorders and have worked together in the field since 2003. They have assisted people experiencing an eating disorder in a variety of contexts, including hospital, community-based settings and international treatment trials. They are also skilled at providing treatment for people experiencing problems that often co-occur with eating disorders - for example, anxiety, depression, perfectionism and difficulty managing strong emotions.

Anna and Simon have also conducted research in the areas of eating disorder risk factors, prevention and treatment. Their work has been published in various international journals and books, and they have presented research findings at international and national conferences. I am Media Smart is a free, online resource open to 13-25 year-olds of any gender wishing to improve their body image (suitable for those with body image concerns through to those experiencing an eating disorder).  You can also find out more about the school-based eating disorder prevention program Media Smart here.

They have given presentations to a wide range of audiences (e.g., psychologists, other mental health workers, GPs, teachers, parents, carers) to increase understanding and awareness of eating disorders. They have regularly been members of committees aimed at improving services for people experiencing eating disorders and they are both members of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders.

Anna and Simon are passionate about providing a high quality service. They have a unique mix of therapy and research skills which enables them to have a very thorough understanding of how eating disorders develop, what keeps them going and helpful ways to treat them and facilitate recovery.


MEET OUR ASSOCIATES

  • DR JACQUELINE BERGIN

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    Jacqueline holds a PhD in the area of eating disorders and as a clinician and researcher she has worked in a variety of contexts across a broad range of diagnoses and treatment modalities. She has been involved in research into the aetiology, prevention and treatment of eating disorders and has published in various international journals. She is a member of both the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders. more...

  • Dr DANIELE ANTONIOU

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    Daniele is a psychologist with experience in providing evidence-based treatment to people with eating disorders. Throughout her PhD in Clinical Psychology she has become well versed in the aetiology, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, and perfectionism), and has experience in delivering both individual and group therapy to clients with eating disorders across public and private settings. Daniele is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders. more...

  • DR JOANNE ZHOU

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    Joanne is a psychologist with experience in providing evidence-based treatment to people with eating disorders. Her PhD investigates the role of imagery rescripting as an adjunct treatment for disordered eating. She is also interested in self-compassion, perfectionism, and trauma related work. She was given the Peter Beumont Young Investigator Award from the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders in 2019 and the Best Higher Degree by Research Student Publication from Flinders University in 2020. more...

  • JACQUELYN ZIENTARA

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    Jacqui is a registered psychologist who has experience working with people with eating disorders. She has worked across various settings including the public, private and non-for-profit sectors, providing therapy to adults, young people and their families in both individual and group treatment settings. Jacqui has a compassionate, warm and non-judgemental approach and is dedicated to using evidence-based treatment to help those with an eating disorder. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders. more...

  • DR IVANA OSENK

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    Ivana is a clinical psychologist with a passion in assisting people with eating disorders and co-occurring difficulties. Since the completion of her PhD, she has worked across public, private, and NGO sectors, and has specialised training in the provision of evidence-based eating disorder treatment in both individual and group-based inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. Ivana has also dedicated her interests in the research field of eating disorders and perfectionism and is an authored contributor of a handbook for eating difficulties, alongside several peer-reviewed papers in international journals. Ivana is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration and is a member of both the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders. more...

  • DR MADELAINE DE VALLE

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    Madelaine is a registered psychologist and credentialed eating disorder clinician with experience providing evidence-based treatment for adolescents and adults experiencing eating disorders. She is trained in CBT-E and CBT-T for eating disorders as well as more generalised therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her PhD research examined the relationship between social media use, perfectionism, and disordered eating, leading to publications in leading journals. She also co-authored a chapter in a handbook for eating difficulties. Madelaine has received awards for her research, including the Best Higher Degree by Research Student Publication from Flinders University in 2021 and the Australian Psychological Society Prize in Psychology in 2018. more...

  • GEORGIA GOODARD

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    Georgia is a warm and compassionate psychologist with experience providing evidence-based treatment to people with eating disorders in both individual and group-based settings. She is passionate about bolstering families capacity to cope with loved ones with eating disorders and has experience providing skills-based workshops to carers. Georgia has a strong interest in the research field of eating disorders and diabetes mellitus and has published several peer-reviewed papers in international journals. Her PhD research examines disordered eating behaviours among males living with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. She is a credentialed eating disorder clinician with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration and is also a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) , the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). more...

  • SUE CONAGHTY

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    During her master’s degree Sue gained experience in a range of evidence-based interventions to assist individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, body dissatisfaction, visible differences, perfectionism, burnout, and challenges with assertiveness and self-esteem. Sue has a passion for helping people manage, or recover, from symptoms related to medical diagnoses and traumatic injuries and has a holistic approach to health. She loves collaborating with individuals, families, and carers to help create lifestyles and environments promoting improved physical and mental health. She is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

  • MEGHAN SCHILLER

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    Meghan is a psychologist with experience in providing evidence-based therapies to people with eating disorders and co-occurring difficulties (e.g.depression, anxiety and trauma). Meghan is passionate about supporting clients to flourish and working with them to achieve their therapy goals and make meaningful progress towards living a more fulfilling life. Meghan provides a warm and non-judgemental therapeutic space to ensure clients feel supported. Meghan is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

  • DR MICHAEL BATTERHAM

    PSYCHIATRIST

    Michael Batterham is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists who was joint leader of the Flinders Paediatric Eating Disorder Service when it won an Award for Excellence. He led the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Hospital Liaison Service at Flinders Medical Centre, helped develop the SA State-wide Paediatric Eating Disorder Service, was Clinical Lecturer at Flinders University, and worked in community CAMHS, private practice, Disability SA, Refugee Health Service and Headspace Telehealth. Dr Batterham is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders and has presented at conferences and trained clinicians on eating disorders at various sites in Australia. more...

  • ALICE BRADLEY

    ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN

    Alice is a dietitian who has had experience working with children and adults across a variety of settings in Australia and England. She has worked within a community eating disorder service in London and values the input from multiple health professionals when helping clients achieve their goals. Currently Alice also works with children with various feeding disorders including ARFID. Alice completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at Flinders University and since then has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice (Griffith University) and is a Provisional Sports Dietitian. She is passionate about working with clients to overcome their food challenges and become empowered with their food choices. more...

MEET OUR ADMIN TEAM

  • KATE PARSONS

    PRACTICE MANAGER

    Kate is an eating disorders professional experienced in the provision and coordination of eating disorders support services and education in SA. Awarded the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED).

    Kate supports the admin team and APS clincians and is available to assist clients in navigating referral pathways, plans and Medicare.  

  • GENEVIEVE COLLINS

    ADMIN SUPPORT

    Genevieve is a Psychology student at Flinders University who is taking the opportunity to combine her studies with experience in a clinical setting. Genevieve hopes to primarily focus her studies towards eating disorder prevention and treatment. Genevieve’s clinic days are Mondays and Wednesdays. Reception is available 8:30am - 4pm.

  • AMY EDGAR

    ADMIN SUPPORT

    Amy recently graduated from Flinders University with a double degree in Business and Psychology with a plan to pursue a career in clinical psychology working with people with eating disorders. Amy's clinic days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Reception is available 8.30 - 4pm.

JOIN OUR TEAM

Are you an ambitious and driven psychologist looking to take your career to the next level? At our cutting-edge practice, we're seeking new practitioners to join our dynamic team of advanced psychologists. We provide a nurturing and collaborative environment where you can grow your expertise and contribute to the well-being of our diverse clientele. If you're passionate about pushing the boundaries of psychological research and practice, and you thrive in an environment that fosters innovation and professional development, we invite you to be a part of our team.


Our Services

We offer 50-minute appointments to people with eating disorders, body image concerns and related problems. Our clients can be adults, adolescents or children and our work with younger clients often involves members of their family.

We place great importance on tailoring evidence-based treatment programs to focus on the individual needs of our clients. We believe treatment should be a collaborative process where the client and the psychologist agree upon treatment goals and work together to achieve them.


LINKS & RESOURCES

THE NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS COLLABORATION

THE BUTTERFLY FOUNDATION

MEDIA SMART SCHOOL PROGRAM

CENTRE FOR CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS

INSIDEOUT
INSTITUTE

EATING DISORDERS FAMILIES AUSTRALIA

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Please find a referral form in the link below to be completed by your GP or other treating health professional. Once we have received the completed form we will be in touch to confirm our waiting list time and to chat about appointment options. An assessment session is $385 ($355 concession) and subsequent appointments are $290 ($260concession). There is a gap payment of $153.65 or $123.65 if you have a health concession card. We are not a bulk billing practice. 

When your GP completes the referral form you may also wish to ask that they complete an Eating Disorders Plan (EDP) or a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) in order to receive the Medicare rebate towards the cost of the sessions. Most GPs require a longer appointment for this.

Treatment under an EDP allows up to 40 rebated sessions per 12 month period. After each 10 sessions you will need to return to your GP for review. To access more than 20 sessions under an EDP a specialist review with either a paediatrician or psychiatrist is required (be mindful of the long wait time for specialists and discuss this option early with your GP). EDPs expire 12 months after the date of initiation.There is further information regarding Eating Disorders Plans in the links for the InsideOut Institute and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration.

Medicare Safety Nets can help lower your out-of-pocket costs if you are using a Mental Health Care Plan or an Eating Disorders Treatment Plan. We suggest that your check your Medicare account to see if you are close to reaching or have reached the Medicare Safety Net for the calendar year. Feel free to speak to our admin team if you require more information about Medicare thresholds.