Our team

A team of professional psychologists and dieticians who are committed and supportive in their provision of a range of services

We are a team of experienced and skilled dieticians and eating disorder psychologists based in Melbourne, trained in evidence based therapies and techniques. We tailor treatment on an individual basis and pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our patients in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.

Heidi Glynn

HEIDI GLYNN

Psychologist – BBSc, BA(Hons), MPsych, MAPS, Membership with the Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Heidi graduated from Monash University in 2001 and provides services under Medicare and private insurance. She is currently completing her PhD exploring trauma and psychosocial processes and the impact on Quality of Life in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She is a Board-approved supervisor and member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Heidi is experienced in providing services which optimise an individual’s personal fulfillment and has a specific passion in the brain-gut field. Her own journey sparked her interest in the field of psychology and a desire to commence a psychology practice dedicated to supporting individuals with gastrointestinal conditions and eating disorders.

Heidi’s understanding of the intricate link between the brain and the gut is pivotal in her treatment approach and is aimed at healing bodies and minds across all gut and mind conditions. She is committed to ongoing research to improve patient outcomes and has structured her practice with a unique distinction in the market place. She has incorporated a ‘recharge’ element at Glynn Mind Clinic which means your psychologist stays connected with you in between sessions to promote optimal outcomes.

Heidi offers a tailored Gut-Directed hypnotherapy service to individuals with IBS and IBD aimed at reducing gastrointestinal symptoms. Differing from other psychological therapies that are aimed at the conscious mind, Heidi implements a BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL approach to improve Quality of Life and provide relief from symptoms. Using specific techniques designed to influence gut function, clients are assisted to change the way the brain modulates their gut activity.
Dedicated to assisting individuals to improve their overall well-being, Heidi provides a range of therapeutic approaches including Clinical Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Based Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focussed Therapy
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Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Eating disorders

  • Brain-Gut link

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Functional gut conditions

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
    Crohn’s disease
    Ulcerative colitis

  • Gut directed hypnotherapy

  • Insomnia

  • Alcohol and smoking addiction

  • Workplace stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

Joyce Lee

DR JOYCE LEE

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist – BA(Hons)/LLB(Hons), D.Psych(Clinical), Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Dr Joyce Lee is a registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has extensive experience working in both public and private mental health settings. She is a Board-approved supervisor and member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Joyce has a warm, collaborative and nonjudgmental therapeutic style and works to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with each client within a person-centred framework. She is skilled in providing a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment in order to guide evidence-based treatment for each individual. She is passionate about creating a safe therapeutic space where clients can be supported to make meaningful changes.

Joyce works with adults experiencing a broad range of psychological concerns and disorders, including anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, adjustment to life transitions, interpersonal difficulties, emotion dysregulation and low self-esteem. She has a special interest in supporting individuals to recover from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety.

Her primary treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and motivational interviewing. She has specialist training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). In addition to her clinical practice, Joyce has authored research papers examining workplace stress and trauma. 

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Posttraumatic Stress

  • Generalised Anxiety

  • Social Anxiety

  • Panic Attacks

  • Phobias

  • Health Anxiety

  • Burnout

  • Perfectionism & Procrastination

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Adjustment Difficulties

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem & Confidence

  • Communication Difficulties

  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties

  • Anger Management

  • Sleep Difficulties

Korey Baruta

KOREY BARUTA

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) – BAppSc, MDietPrac, APD, CEDC 

Korey is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a passion for helping people of all shapes, sizes and abilities to develop a healthier relationship with food, their mind and bodies. She utilises Health At Every Size (HAES®) and the Non-Diet Approach to guide her practice, with a commitment to providing compassionate and weight-neutral care.

Korey has a special interest in eating disorders and works across all diagnoses, formal and informal. She draws upon personal insight and her empathetic nature to best support her clients. She has experience working with children and adolescents involved in Family Based Therapy (FBT), where she believes it allows families and carers the opportunity to be directly involved in the care she provides.

Through her work, Korey also developed an interest in gut health and nutrition interventions of various gastrointestinal conditions, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). She is experienced in implementing elimination diets, such as the low FODMAP diet. She also works with various chronic conditions, some of which include diabetes and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), providing strategies for nutritional management without a focus on body weight.

Korey is also a volunteer at Eating Disorders Victoria, where she is currently involved in the evaluation of the Carer Coaching Program. She is also a member of the Victorian Eating Disorders Research Network (VEDRN), the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and HAES® Australia. Additionally, Korey is an ambassador for The Butterfly Foundation and has been involved in several campaigns and media releases such as podcasts, news articles and blog posts.

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Other specific feeding and eating disorders

  • Avoidant restrictive eating behaviours

  • Body dysmorphia

  • Orthorexia

  • Concerns with weight gain or loss

  • Body dissatisfaction

  • Other eating behaviour issues

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the Low FODMAP diet

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder (GORD)

  • Coeliac Disease

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • diabetes

Darcy Richardson

DARCY RICHARDSON (She/Her)

Psychologist – B.Psych. Sc. (Hons) Membership with the Australian Association of Psychologist’s Inc. (AAPi)

Darcy’s therapeutic approach is warm, genuine and collaborative. She develops and implements tailored treatment plans to uniquely meet the needs of each individual. She is an advocate for empowering client’s in their treatment, recovery, and ongoing management of their health by utilising the latest evidence based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Family Systems, Therapy, Positive Psychology, Compassion-focussed therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focussed Therapy.

Darcy is passionate about working with individuals across the lifespan (8 years old +) as well as various population groups. Darcy strongly believes that everyone has the potential and power to constantly grow and be the person they want to be. Darcy has a particular interest in working with individuals experiencing issues with identity (including working with the LGBTQIAPK+ population), eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia), trauma related issues (including PTSD) and working with neurodivergent clients (including ASD, ADD, ADHD).

Alongside Darcy’s clinical work, she works in a health management role in organisational psychology where she delivers training and psychoeducation to staff members focussing on optimising mental health and wellbeing at an individual and organisational level.

Darcy is currently training her 2 year old groodalier (Golden retriever x poodle x cavalier king Charles) to work with her during counselling sessions as part of Animal Assisted Therapy. Darcy is hopeful that Alfie the pup will be ready to do this soon! 

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Posttraumatic Stress

  • Generalised Anxiety

  • Eating disorders

  • Identity issues

  • Working with Neurodiverse (ASD, ADD, ADHD)

  • Working with alternative relationship structures (polyamorous, open relationships)

  • Working with the LGBTQIAPK+ population

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Personality Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Social Anxiety

  • Panic Attacks

  • Adjustment Difficulties

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem & Confidence

  • Communication Difficulties

  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties

  • Sleep Difficulties

NICOLE BREKALO

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)- HBHN, MDietPrac, Member of Dietitians Australia (DA)

Nicole is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with extra training in the Non-diet approach. She has developed skills in how to help people heal their relationship with food, mind and their body. She is passionate about guiding clients through letting go of the dieting mindset, to making peace with food once and for all. She incorporates the Health At Every Size (HAES®) and the Non-Diet approach (Intuitive eating) principles to direct her practice.

Nicole has a special interest in eating disorders and the non-diet approach to health. She has a kind, empathetic, compassionate and non-judgemental nature about her, as she works to develop a trusting relationship with her clients by utilising the person-centred framework. She is devoted to her clients and ensures a safe space is created where her clients can feel supported through their healing journey.

Nicole is passionate about working with adolescents and adults. She believes every individual at any age, has the ability to evolve to become the best version of themselves. She strongly believes through everyone’s healing journey, there are no failures only learning experiences. She is committed to her clients every step of the way.

Alongside Nicole’s work in private practice, she works at an aged care where she delivers support to the elderly to reduce the risk of Malnutrition, which is very prominent in this age group. She strives to optimise the health and wellbeing of her residents, by focusing on improving their quality of life.

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Restrictive eating behaviours

  • Body dissatisfaction

  • Orthorexia

  • Body dysmorphia

  • Concerns with weight gain/loss

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Other eating behaviour issues

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the Low FODMAP diet

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Max McDonald

MAX McDONALD

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) – BAppSc, MDietPrac, Member of Dietitians Australia (DA)

Max is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, enthusiastic in supporting individuals to find food freedom and shape a positive relationship with body image. He utilises Health At Every Size (HAES®) and the Non-Diet Approach to guide his practice, with a commitment to providing compassionate nutritional management without a focus on body weight.

He is passionate in eating disorder management, supporting all genders with various disordered eating habits and body-image concerns. Max draws upon personal insight to identify client-centred goals and assist in over-coming nutritional barriers presented by disordered eating/eating disorders. Experiences include managing eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, ARFID, Binge-Eating Disorder, Body-Dysmorphic Disorder and Orthorexia.

Max has special interests in working with athletes (including those experiencing eating disorders/disordered eating). He draws upon his experience as a former Australian athlete, along with his empathetic nature to best support each client. This includes previous experience working with sports clubs within settings such as team, individual and extreme sports. Max can even assist former athletes find their food freedom and enjoyable movement after retirement.

Throughout Max’s experience, he has developed interest in managing chronic conditions. This includes providing nutritional support to individuals living with various gastrointestinal complications. This includes conditions such as IBD and assisting individuals manage nutritional complications post-bariatric surgery. Max has also worked with other various conditions such as cancers, diabetes and respiratory distress. 

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Avoidant Restrictive Eating Behaviours

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Body Dissatisfaction

  • Body Dysmorphia

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Concerns with Weight Gain or Loss

  • Diabetes

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Other Specific Feeding and Eating Disorders

  • Orthorexia

  • Other Eating Behaviour Issues

  • Oncology

  • Sports Nutrition

Intern Clinic

CHARLOTTE CHAPMAN

Provisional Psychologist: B.Psych. (Hons), Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Charlotte is a provisional psychologist currently completing a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the Institute for Social Neuroscience. Charlotte has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across a range of presentations including social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, perfectionism, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder. She has a specific interest in treating eating and body image related issues.

Charlotte’s therapeutic approach is based on warmth, empathy, collaboration, and mutual respect, believing that positive change starts with a strong therapeutic relationship. Her primary treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Charlotte holds provisional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has training in Health At Every Size (HAES®) and is a member of the Victorian Eating Disorders Research Network (VEDRN). Outside of her clinical work, Charlotte works at Eating Disorders Victoria, where she is involved in the Peer Mentoring Program.

Please note that some sessions are recorded for training and quality assurance purposes and is a condition in receiving treatment from a provisional clinician. As she is a provisional psychologist being supervised by ISN Psychology and internal clinical supervision her fee does not attract a Medicare rebate.

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Eating Disorders

  • Body Image

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Trauma

  • Perfectionism

  • Self-Esteem and Confidence

  • Social Anxiety

Jamie Leigh

JAMIE-LEIGH GLADWELL

Provisional Psychologist: BASc(Psych), B.Psych.(Hons), Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Jaime is a provisional psychologist currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Social Neuroscience. Jaime has experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing depression, separation anxiety, social anxiety, body image concerns, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, selective mutism, stress and generalised anxiety disorder. As part of her degree, she is currently completing a thesis on the relationship between interception and body dissatisfaction in males with disordered eating and eating disorder symptoms.

Jaime adopts a humanistic approach to therapy with her clients. She emphasises empathy, genuineness, collaboration and transparency in enhancing rapport and an authentic therapeutic alliance. She is skilled in supporting individuals to achieve a positive sense of self and understands the importance of creating a safe space. Her training has primarily revolved around utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, however she also implements techniques relevant to Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This allows Jaime to identify therapeutic goals and treatment plans that are exclusively tailored to the needs of her clients.

Jaime has obtained provisional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and adheres to the professional codes of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is also a member of the Youth Advisory Group (YAG) at her local Headspace centre where she advocates for youth mental health. Away from her clinical work, Jaime enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family. She is passionate about self-care and likes to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Please note that some sessions are recorded for training and quality assurance purposes and is a condition in receiving treatment from a provisional clinician. As she is a provisional psychologist being supervised by ISN Psychology and internal clinical supervision her fee does not attract a Medicare rebate.

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Separation anxiety

  • Generalised anxiety disorder

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Body image

  • Eating disorders

  • Trauma

  • Self esteem & confidence

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

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