Stephanie is a passionate psychologist whose purpose in life is to help others live a better quality of life - whatever that might look like. She has worked with hundreds of clients on a range of concerns including eating disorders, OCD, Depression, Anxiety, Clinical Perfectionism and Social Phobia.
Stephanie has always had a profound interest in eating disturbance and the relationship between food, body image and mental health. Through her own journey, and what began as a brunch blogging hobby, Mindfoodsteph was born - an instagram page with over fifteen thousand followers that combines food & psychology.
“I want people to know that you can have your cake and enjoy it too - physically and psychologically. I raise awareness in to food guilt, eternal hunger days and that restriction leads to binge. I felt alone in my struggles with food and body image and I want everyone to know that they are not alone and can live a life free from food jail”.
This led to the creation of Food Jail, a self-help book that raises awareness into a new term Steph calls ‘food disturbance’. “Just because you do not fit in to an ‘eating disorder’ it does not mean you have not fallen victim to food disturbance. With so many diets and ‘fitspos’ promoting super clean living, It is hard to even know what normal eating is anymore!”.
Food Jail is a different kind of self help book that begins with a story and ends in a solution
Bachelor of Social Science (Major in Psychology and Sociology) – Swinburne
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Swinburne
Master of Professional Psychology Practice – Cairnmillar Institute
Board Approved Supervisor – Cairnmillar Institute
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness and Acceptance
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
From these therapeutic interventions, Stephanie has hand picked the best tools to bring you ‘Food Freedom an online course designed to end binge eating for good’. This will be available online in 2020.