BSc (Psych)(Hons) MPsych (Clin)
ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential
Since commencing clinical practice in 2002, Ariana Elias has worked within the field of body image and eating disorders in a variety of community and specialist services, in both the public and private sector.
In 2015, Ariana developed Raising Body-Confident Kids, a body image prevention program for parents and primary school aged children. Since then, she has worked with thousands of children and their parents in school and community settings focused on reducing the risk of the development of body dissatisfaction.
Since 2019 Ariana has served as Chair of the Private Practice Significant Interest Group for the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.
In 2021, Ariana founded Tikvah Clinic with the hope of creating a specialised eating disorder multidisciplinary outpatient clinic. Tikvah Clinic provides patients and their families supportive, holistic, individualised and innovative treatments.
Ariana is a trauma informed therapist and has completed clinical training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT, CBT-E), Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM), Family Based Treatment (FBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
In 2023, Ariana completed her training with the Ketamine Training Centre and offers Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) to individuals with difficult to treat depression and eating disorders. She also completed training with Monash University- Clinical Psychedelic Lab and is able to offer MDMA Assisted Therapy to individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders.
Ariana has full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency with clinical endorsement (PSY0001194805). Ariana is a credentialed Eating Disorder Practitioner.