As the founder of Myrtle Oak Clinic, Jodie had a vision to provide a welcoming space for people struggling with food, body image, exercise, and weight issues, a place where people can access compassionate care and treatment via a collaborative approach of psychological and dietary services. The Myrtle Oak Team has filled that vision by creating an eating disorder focused service that is driven to inspire health, wellbeing and recovery in a meaningful way through enjoyment, satisfaction, self-care and nourishment.
As an Accredited Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, graduating from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor or Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics) Jodie provides nutritional counselling, interventions, and supervision to a wide range of individuals and professionals. With over 13 years experience working in the field of eating disorders Jodie has maintained her passion to work with the Intuitive Eating, Non-Diet Approach® and Health at Every Size® (HAES) approaches. Working in both the public health and private practice settings Jodie has experience working with clients seeking help for emotional eating, weight concerns, clinical eating disorders, sub-clinical eating disorders, fussy eating and child/family nutrition.
Jodie has received training in, and has experience in delivering, several Eating Disorder treatment models for both individuals and families. Her area of interest lies with supporting parents to achieve recovery for their adolescent, within the home environment, using Maudsley Family Therapy, in which she was trained by Australia’s leading clinicians at The Children’s Hospital Westmead. Jodie is committed to on-going professional development and provides supervision to other clinicians wanting to further their skills working with evidence-based treatments , particularly Maudsley Family based Therapy.
Through extensive training and experience Jodie and her team work to empower individuals to overcome the barriers they are experiencing and bring back the joy of eating and movement. We welcome you to connect with us and experience the difference of our unique and compassionate approach to recovery.
Jodie is currently the Director at Optimum Intake Dietitians and Myrtle Oak Clinic. Jodie also holds position as an Executive Committee Member of Dietitians Australia (DA)’s Eating Disorder Interest Group and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders.