Meet the team.

With a team of psychiatrists ranging in availability and specialty, including Perinatal, Child and Adolescent, Youth, Old Age, Forensic, Neuropsychiatry and General Adult (including addiction, autism and ADHD assessments), Call to Mind considers all referrals.

Our clinicians offer bulk-billed and Medicare-supported consults as well as ongoing private care. You can learn more about how the service works here.

Dr Sasha Roytowski - MRCPsych, FRANZCP

Sasha originally trained in South Africa, where she worked as a consultant psychiatrist in a variety of settings.  Since moving to Australia, she has worked with Forensic and community patients, with special interests in Addiction Psychiatry, Perinatal Psychiatry and Refugee Mental Health.

Dr Adnan Younus - FRANZCP, MBBS 

Dr Younus is a psychiatrist with specialist qualifications in general adult psychiatry. Dr Younus provides outpatient assessment and treatment for depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, adult ADHD, PTSD, OCD and personality disorders. Dr Younus has a particular interest in Youth mental health especially early psychosis intervention and first episode presentation of various psychiatric symptoms/disorders in youth.  He works in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District as a staff specialist and has a strong interest in rural mental health.

Dr Simon Barritt - MBCHB , FRANZCP

Dr Simon Barritt has always had an interest in rural psychiatry and considers himself fortunate to be able to support smaller communities. He specialises in seeing people with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, ADHD and psychotic disorders.

Dr Dave Carmody - MBBS/BA, FRANZCP, Child Adol. Psych.

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Dave Carmody is a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist and the director of Call to Mind. Dave comes from a rural and farming background and has trained in Far North Queensland and Melbourne. He works with young people and their families who are experiencing difficulties and distress related to mental health concerns and takes a holistic and systemic approach to recovery. His areas of interest include working with young people who have experienced trauma or have symptoms of depression, anxiety, psychosis or neurodevelopmental disorders. When not working as a psychiatrist, he spends his time woodworking and riding his Triumph motorcycle.

Dr Sarah Farrand - MBBS, MP, FRANZCP

Sarah is a general psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist, with experience in treating a range of conditions. Sarah has worked in Melbourne, as well as various parts of regional New South Wales, understanding the importance of telepsychiatry. She is also the Neuropsychiatry clinical lead for a telepsychiatry innovation grant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, to improve access and reduce costs for rural and regional patients to access care. She has expertise in organic psychiatry, obsessive-compulsive disorder, young onset and atypical dementia’s, and is comfortable treating a range of psychiatric disorders.

Dr Ramakrishna Bhavanishankar - MBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP

A consultant psychiatrist who has trained in the United Kingdom and Australia. Currently working as a staff specialist for a community mental health team in treatment and recovery. He works closely with GP’s to provide a realistic, quality outcome for his patients. His areas of interest include early intervention, mood disorders, psychosis and PTSD and he is an assessor for permanent impairment of work capacity. Fluently speaks English and Kannada.

Dr Priyangika Halangoda - MBBS, DCH, FRANZCP

Dr Priyangika Halangoda is a general adult psychiatrist having trained in psychiatry in Australia. She is Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She qualified as a doctor in 2000 and has more than 7 years clinical experience in psychiatry. Her areas of interests are mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic illnesses and personality disorders. She has a special interest in working with older persons with mental health conditions. Dr Halangoda previously worked as a staff specialist at the Mood Academic Clinical Unit for Metro South Mental Health Services and is now working in private practice.

Dr Ajeet Singh - FRANZCP, Assoc Prof

Ajeet (‘AJ’) was born in Mount Gambier South Australia. After his schooling at Scotch College Melbourne, AJ completed his medical degree, masters and doctorate at The University of Melbourne. AJ was made a fellow of the RANZCP in 2005. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Deakin Medical School and is a co-author of the current RANZCP Mood Disorders Clinical Practice Guidelines. He sub-specialises in complex mood disorders and has expertise in transcranial magnetic stimulation, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy. AJ is committed to providing excellence in psychiatric care with a strong appreciation of rural contexts – reflective of his place of birth.

Dr Tim Foley - MBBS, FRANZCP

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Originally from New Zealand, Dr Tim Foley completed psychiatry training in NSW, specialising in general adult, consultation liaison psychiatry and psychotherapy. He is currently working as a psychiatrist across two major metropolitan hospitals. Dr Foley has experience treating mood and anxiety disorders through the UNSW Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) and at the Professorial Mood Disorders Unit at Black Dog Institute. He has also completed training through the Westmead Psychotherapy Program for Complex Trauma. Having lived and worked in rural Australia, Dr Foley understands the unique challenges faced when living in the country. He is comfortable working with patients, GPs and families to diagnose and treat a range of mental health conditions, using both medication and psychological therapies. He strives to maintain a holistic, empathic and patient-centred practice.

Dr Kathy Rohan - MBBS, FRANZCP

Kathy is a general adult psychiatrist who trained in Adelaide and works with adults aged 18 – 65. Her interests are in the areas of depression (including postnatal) and anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She uses talking based therapies including Interpersonal Therapy which are focussed and time limited (up to 12 – 16 weeks) as well as medication if indicated. Kathy is happy to provide assessments regarding diagnosis and management planning for General Practitioners.

Dr Lanny Bochsler - FRANZCP, MBBS, MP

Dr Bochsler is an experienced Victorian trained psychiatrist who has worked for many years in public, private and rural settings including as the clinical director of adult psychiatry service for a major metropolitan hospital. Dr Bochsler’s areas of expertise include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction-related disorders but he also has extensive experience in the assessment and management of a range of adult mental health issues including anxiety and depressive disorders, perinatal psychiatry, trauma-related disorders and eating disorders. He is able to provide comprehensive, individual-centred care within a holistic, recovery-oriented framework.

Dr Ulla Jonsson - MBBS, CAPCert., FRANZCP

Dr Ulla Jonsson is a compassionate Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with a breadth of experience in children, adolescents and young people’s mental health and enjoys working with all aspects of the speciality. Originally trained in Sweden, she came to Australia in 2004. She has worked in public outpatient clinics and hospitals in rural and metropolitan areas in Sweden as well as in Launceston, Tasmania and for the past 2 years in Port Macquarie and Kempsey, NSW where she gained experience in working with Indigenous people. She strongly believes in a holistic and collaborative approach when working with young people and their families, emphasising the importance of the central role of families in advocating and communicating with health providers. She provides comprehensive management plans to GPs but can also provide ongoing care incl. counselling, brief psychotherapy as well as family work and monitoring of rational psychopharmacotherapy, if required.

Dr Susil Stephen - MBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP

Dr Susil Stephen is a consultant psychiatrist with specialist qualifications and interests in late life mental health difficulties. He has done his psychiatric training in the United Kingdom and worked as a consultant psychiatrist in UK for few years before migrating to Australia. He currently works as a consultant psychiatrist in regional NSW at both public and private sectors. Dr Stephen’s areas of expertise include depressive disorders, bipolar illness, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, psychosis and late onset psychiatric illnesses including organic psychiatry. He strongly believes in holistic and collaborative approach and provides recovery oriented comprehensive care.

Dr Toby Winton-Brown - MRCPsych, FRANZCP, PhD

Dr Toby Winton-Brown is a psychiatrist raised in rural NSW and trained in Sydney, Melbourne and London, with particular interests in mental health problems in young people, and in those with medical and neurological problems. Toby now works in consultation-liaison and neuropsychiatry in a large Melbourne teaching hospital, and recently was also at headspace helping those with psychosis, mood and personality problems and trauma. He has trained in several psychotherapies including Mentalisation based therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses these together with pharmacotherapy to help patients with a wide range of mental health problems on their journey to recovery.

Dr Jillian Devlin - FRANZCP, MBBS

Jillian is a general psychiatrist with a compassionate, warm and gentle manner and is known as a great listener with non-judgemental and collaborative support. Jillian works with patients of all backgrounds to help with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, psychosis, schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Jillian works with Dialectical behavioural therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy (how the past affects the present) and Self-compassion. Jillian has extensive experience working with adolescents and enjoys working with them through life’s tough issues. Jillian specializes in emotional wellness at preconception, pregnancy and the first year after birth, known as the Perinatal period. Jillian is a Circle of Security trainer which is a parent program for empowering caregivers to provide a secure base and safe haven for their children. Jillian also enjoys teaching medical students in the field of psychiatry.

Dr Varun Kumar - MBBS FRANZCP Cert. Old Age Psych

Dr Varun Kumar is a consultant psychiatrist . He has training as a general adult psychiatrist and additional post-graduate training as an old age psychiatrist. He is currently undertaking advanced training in individual psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr Kumar was raised in Sydney and completed his undergraduate medical training in Queensland. He has experience as a staff specialist working in a general adult mood disorders unit, and as an old age psychiatrist working in inpatient and outpatient settings. He was the clinical lead for a mental health unit specialising in assisting patients with dementia and co-morbid behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Dr Kumar treats a wide range of psychiatric illnesses for adults and older adults, and believes strongly in a holistic approach to mental health. He has experience in working in rural and regional areas of Australia and is currently working as a staff specialist in the area of old age psychiatry.

Dr Nadjmeh Jadidi - MD, FRANZCP, Cert. Child Adol. Psych.

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Dr Nadjmeh Jadidi is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working in an Early Psychosis team in a public Child and Youth Mental Health Service in Victoria. She has a special interest in perinatal psychiatry, infant mental health, psychodynamic psychotherapy, family therapy and child-parent psychotherapy. She has extensive experience in assessing and treating a range of presentations including anxiety, mood disorder and emerging/early psychosis. In addition to English, Najmeh speaks fluent Persian (Farsi). 

Dr Huu Kim Le - MBBS, FRANZCP, Cert. Child Adol. Psych.

Dr Huu Kim Le is an Australian child and adolescent psychiatrist. He completed his psychiatry training in New South Wales and in 2015, Kim received a federal grant to collaborate with an Internet Gaming Addiction Clinic for teenagers in Singapore. He has a special interest in “Gaming Disorder”, which was recognised by the World Health Organisation in 2018 as a mental health disorder. Kim is passionate about increasing awareness of the negative effects of online games on a child’s development (such as attention problems, mood and anxiety disorders).

Dr Justin Ho - MD, FRANZCP 

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Dr Justin Ho is an American born Chinese general psychiatrist. He completed a degree in Neurobiology from Cornell University and completed medical training at the University of Sydney.  He completed specialist training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital in Sydney, and is currently based in New South Wales. He has an interest in psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and gaming disorder. He is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Dr Babatunde Olarinde - FRANZCP

Dr Dr Babatunde Olarinde is a general adult psychiatrist working in both public and private practice in Queensland. His approach is orientated towards recovery where he works with patients to “get better”,  but does so in a way in which patients can define this themselves through a solutions-focused model. He originally trained overseas and then re-certified to achieve the Fellowship of the RANZCP in Australia. He is involved in a number of professional organisations and has a keen interest in the philosophy of psychiatry.

Dr Oladele Ojo - MBBS, FRANZCP

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Dr Oladele Ojo is a General Adult Psychiatrist with extensive experience spanning over 20 years. Dr Ojo has worked in various settings cutting across both public and private mental health services. He currently works as a C-L Psychiatrist and ECT Clinical Lead in his current job. Dr Ojo treats a wide range of psychiatric illnesses in adults ranging from Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorders, Psychosis and Personality Disorders. He strives to work closely with the patients and GP alike to achieve the best possible outcomes.