The Recovered Living NZ Programme Advisory Group is made up of a carefully selected group of professionals with extensive experience in the eating disorder field. Together, they are supporting the design of the Recovered Living NZ programme.
The RLNZ Programme Advisory Group
MA, MEd, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
Anna Kowalski received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in Los Angeles and has been a licensed therapist since 2001. She spent the majority of her career working at Monte Nido & Affiliates as well as mentoring, training, and speaking at various eating disorder treatment centres across America.
Anna approaches therapy with uncanny humour, insightful honesty and incorporates positive psychology in her sessions. Anna strongly believes that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible having personally witnessed hundreds of individuals recover. Her clinical expertise, strength, and insight have made her a sought-after therapist in the realm of family therapy and eating disorders.
Anna has been quintessential in building the RLNZ programme philosophy and structure as well as providing training and mentoring to our team.
Registered Nurse, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Nurse
During Lyn’s time specialising in Eating Disorders at prestigious eating disorder treatment centres across America including the Gaudiani Clinic, she created a nursing programme that embodied Lyn’s perspective on caring for people holistically. This programme was designed to keep clients medically safe and provide comfort while undergoing what can be uncomfortable experiences though the journey of treatment.
Lyn supports RLNZ in implement nursing training and systems that reflect her years of experience in the eating disorder field.
Chief Operating Officer - Gaudiani Clinic
While at Monte Nido, Aimee developed her narrative approach to therapeutic conversations, leaning into the idea that the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem. She has spent time developing and facilitating training on queer competency for eating disorder professionals.
Thoughtful, clear, and engaging, Aimee is an individual that shines the light for every person struggling with an eating disorder. Her sharp mind has the ability to cut through challenges, coming up with manageable actionable solutions.
With a wealth of experience in programme design, operations management, and systems thinking, Aimee is a true asset in supporting the infrastructure of RLNZ.
Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian