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Dr Louisa Hoey

Dr Louisa Hoey is a clinical and health psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents and adults. She has a special interest in helping people recover from eating disorders and is passionate about helping young people to develop body confidence. One of her career highlights was winning a local community grant to host a Confidence Program for tween girls. Using her creativity and passion for building up girls, she developed a fun one-day workshop that was a huge success.

Dr Louisa Hoey

How Someone Who Treats Eating Disorders For a Living Tries to ‘Body Image Proof’ Their Daughters at Home

When Mums (and sometimes Dads) hear that I am a psychologist who treats young people suffering from life threatening eating disorders, they often ask “What can I do to make sure this doesn’t happen to us?”. When I became a Mum myself, I soon began to think about how could I “body image proof” my …

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Yes, the COVID-19 Pandemic has made Body Image Concerns and Eating Disorders Worse- Here’s Why

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the mental health of young Australians. As a clinical psychologist practicing for almost 20 years, I have never experienced such demand for my services. The social isolation, disruptions to routines and inability to engage in valued activities has led to enormous psychological distress. Adolescents and young …

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