Dr Emanuala Araia opens new psychology practice

Emanuala supports people with diabetes, especially those with eating and body image problems.

Emanuala is a health psychologist. She completed her doctorate at Deakin University. With the ACBRD, her research focused on teens with type 1 diabetes, and their experiences with disordered eating and body image. To read more about her research, click here.

Emanuala received the ‘Diabulimia Helpline 2018 Innovation Award’ for her research. Her award recognised her focus on young men and social media.

Emanuala has worked across public and private hospitals, community public health, inpatient services, and specialist diabetes clinics. Emanuala supports people with chronic health issues, such as pain and cancer. She is aware that people with diabetes experience added mental health challenges, and may need extra support.

Emanuala now offers telehealth services across Australia. She supports young people and adults with diabetes with:

  • Disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Diabetes-related distress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and health anxieties
  • Fears and phobias
  • Issues adjusting to life with diabetes
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress

Emanuala values working together and supporting people to improve their self-care and well-being. In her practice, she uses a range of therapies to suit the needs of the person with diabetes.

To learn more about Emanuala’s practice, please visit her website: ME Health Clinic. You can contact her at: admin@mehealthclinic.com.au

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