We have a team of psychiatrists based all over Australia. Each offers a different specialty and availability to best meet individual needs.
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For most patients the average wait time is between 1-2 weeks
Dr Dave Carmody
MBBS/BA, FRANZCP, CERT. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST
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 Ian Munt
MBBS, FRANZCP, CERT. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST
Ian Munt is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist who started his medical career as a rural GP in Queensland after medical school in Brisbane. After a brief stint in Medical Administration he found his career path led him to Psychiatry with subspecialization in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. This career path has allowed him to work in rural and metropolitan Australia, as well as the UK, Canada, Singapore and most recently in New Zealand. His clinical interests include the neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD with a very strong interest in Sleep Disorders. He actively aims to incorporate an individual, developmental approach for each child or young person with the approach and understanding that the individual is also part of a family system. Given the number of places he has worked it is fortunate that one Ian’s strong interests away from work is travel. He also enjoys camping and does (mini) triathlons with the sole goal of retaining his dignity by finishing in an upright position no matter how long it takes.
Dr Inoka Wimalaratne
MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCPSYCH (UK), FRANZCP
Dr Wimalaratne is a consultant psychiatrist with specialist qualifications in consultation liaison psychiatry, currently based in Melbourne and working full time across both public and private sectors. She graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and has completed her specialist training in UK and New Zealand. She is also actively involved in research and academic psychiatry and has previously worked as an honorary senior lecturer at University of Auckland, NZ. Dr Wimalaratne’s curiosity in the mind body interaction has led to her current choices in career pathway. She has extensive clinical experience in fields of both medicine and psychiatry across a number of multicultural settings (Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and New Zealand). Her special interests and expertise include general adult psychiatry, somatoform disorders, psychogeriatrics, early intervention for psychosis, cultural psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. She brings core values of compassion and patient centred care into her practice. The focus of her practice is to provide comprehensive and holistic assessments, formulations and treatment plans for patients while maintaining a high standard of communication and support to non-psychiatric medical practitioners who refer them.
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 Justin Ho
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 Mukund Rao
Dr Mukund Rao is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in the care of adults aged 18 to 65 years old. Dr Rao has over a decade of experience in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions in a variety of settings in Australia and overseas. His main areas of interest include personality disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma-based disorders and psychosis. He also has a keen interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr Rao is a strong believer in working collaboratively with his patients and in developing and implementing individualised management plans. He is fluent in Kannada, Telugu and Hindi.
Dr Shahrzad Alizadegan
Shahrzad is a general adult psychiatrist. She provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health problems. Shahrzad has a particular interest in working with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. Her approach is to make a comprehensive assessment and make a treatment plan in working with you and communicating with your GP. Shahrzad will be encouraging you to be an active participant in planning your treatment. This plan is reviewed as required.
Dr Srikanth Miriyala
MBBS, MD, FRANZCP
Dr Srikanth Miriyala has completed his medical education from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam and later his Psychiatry residency in NIMHANS, Bangalore, India. He has expertise in adult psychiatry with an emphasis in management of common mental disorders including anxiety, depression, sleep issues and sexual problems. He has experience in doing CBT for the same problems as well as in assessment and treatment of dementia and other memory related issues. He is fluent in Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.
Dr Ben Newham
Ben Newham is a General Adult Psychiatrist from metropolitan Melbourne. Ben was raised in country Victoria before studying medicine in Melbourne and training through major metropolitan hospitals. Ben has had significant training and experience in trauma psychiatry and general adult psychiatry, and he is passionate about providing holistic and collaborative care. He currently works for a public case management service as well as a veteran mental health clinic. His areas of interest include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Bipolar disorder as well as a range of other general adult psychiatric presentations. On a personal level, Ben enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with his family.
Dr Claudia Anton
Claudia Anton is a general adult psychiatrist with over 20 years experience in psychiatry in both public and private sectors, who resides and works in Melbourne. Claudia has experience in consulting in acquired brain injury and mental health services, and has worked previously in private practice and university settings with a focus on mood disorders and anxiety. Additional areas of interest include old age psychiatry and the interface between general medicine and psychiatry. Claudia was raised in country Victoria and completed her medical and specialist training in Melbourne at Austin Health as well as The Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. She is fluent in German. When not working, Claudia is enjoys creative pursuits, baking and food photography.
Dr Tshepo Ntokwane
Dr Tshepo ‘Sepo’ is a general adult psychiatrist with interest in liaison psychiatry, which is a branch of psychiatry that specialises in the interconnection between mental health and physical health. Dr Tshepo completed his undergraduate medical training at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in South Africa. Following this he relocated to Australia and undertook specialist training in psychiatry. Over the last 10 years Dr Tshepo has worked with various mental health services across NSW and gained extensive experience in assessment and management of various psychiatric illnesses. He enjoys reading and watching TV when he is not working.
Dr Haldane Begg
Dr Hal Begg is a general adult and consultation-liaison psychiatrist (the field of psychiatry specialised in the connection between physical health and mental health conditions). He has worked across a variety of settings and trained mainly at St Vincent's Hospital and The Prince of Wales Hospital. At St Vincent's he worked as a specialist in anxiety disorders and has a special interest in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Dr Adaobi Udechuku
I am an Australian trained Perinatal & Adult Psychiatrist with over 30 years experience in community, hospital, public and private practice; and a demonstrated passion for both parent and infant/child wellbeing. My approach is to consider the each parent and their infant or child to address their specific needs and challenges. I care for all parents regardless of parenting journey, identification or cultural background. I am skilled in addressing the full range or perinatal illnesses from preconception through to the cild is of preschool age including mood and anxiety disorders, non-acute Bipolar Disorder and psychotic disorders, developmental trauma, pregnancy loss and perinatal trauma. I also have a keen interest in women’s mental health outside of the perinatal period. I focus on both psychological, biological, social and relational factors utilising psychotherapy including trauma informed and EMDR, medication management especially the safe prescribing in pregnancy and breastfeeding and recommend a holist approach to wellbeing with lifestyle approaches such as a Mediterranean diet, prioritising sleep, mindfulness and mind body practices. Accessible care is important to me. Working with Call To Mind enables me to provide care to those who have limited access to care and provide specialist support to primary health and frontline mental health colleagues in rural and remote locations.
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 Himanshu Mistry
MBBS, MRCPSYCH, MSC PSYCH RESEARCH (UCL), FRANZCP
I have over 18 years of experience in psychiatry across the UK, New Zealand and Australia. I am a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. I have experience of working in public and private sectors, providing telehealth service and working with patients from regional and rural Australia. I have expertise in assessment and treatment of a range of psychiatric disorders in adults including depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders and personality disorders. I also provide assessment and treatment for ADHD in adults. I am meticulous in my approach to prescribing psychiatric medications. I equally value lifestyle modification as a tool. My approach has been influenced by various schools of psychotherapy such as psychodynamic, CBT, family therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I provide an individualised patient-centred care with a focus on self management and improving quality of life. I find my work rewarding and I am passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of patients and their families.
Dr Lia Laios
FRANZCP (CERT CONSULTATION AND LIAISON PSYCHIATRY)
Lia has considerable experience as both a perinatal and consultation-liaison psychiatrist, having worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital since 2006. She is firmly committed to supporting the mental health and bonding of women and their infants during pregnancy and the postnatal period, as well as supporting women through challenges of pregnancy eg conception, reproductive loss and grief, birth trauma, premature delivery. Additionally, she is passionate about a range of women’s mental health issues across the lifespan. She has completed her Master of Psychiatry (Uni of Melb), Advanced Training in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (RANZCP), Graduate Diploma in Parent – Infant Mental Health (Uni of Melb/RCH), and Parental Embodied Mentalizing Assessment (UK), as well as EMDR and MBT training. Her approach is empathic, tailored and holistic, and her clinical work incorporates mindfulness, mentalization, and trauma-informed care. She has a longstanding practice in mindfulness and is a certified Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting Teacher.
Dr Dhamidhu Eratne
BHB, MBCHB, FRANZCP, CERT. CONSUL. LIAISON PSYCH
Dr Dhamidhu Eratne is a consultant psychiatrist with expertise in Neuropsychiatry, Psychiatry of Old Age, and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. Dhamidhu takes pride in utilising his broad expertise to deliver empathic, holistic, and collaborative care, and to help people with recovery from complex symptoms, problems and challenges. Dhamidhu graduated in medicine from the University of Auckland in 2007. After extensive experience in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Psychiatry of Old Age, he completed his two years of advanced training at Neuropsychiatry, obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2016. Dhamidhu’s interests include younger-onset dementia, biomarkers, clinical reasoning, education, and the interface between psychiatry, neurology, and the rest of general medicine. He completed his certificate of advanced training in consultation-liaison psychiatry of advanced training, and is completing the certificate in old age psychiatry. He works in public at Neuropsychiatry, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, in the younger-onset and neuropsychiatry outpatient and inpatient, and epilepsy services. In addition, Dhamidhu is undertaking a PhD and is the clinical/research fellow on the Markers in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Study (The MiND Study), investigating biomarkers to improve diagnosis and care of dementia and psychiatric conditions. Outside of clinical work and research, Dhamidhu enjoys practising mindfulness meditation, reading, watching movies, gardening, and spending time with family.
Dr Harsh Chalana
Dr Chalana works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in public sector where he is also an accredited supervisor to psychiatrists in training. He prefers to assist patients holistically to help them improve their quality of life and work towards their recovery goals rather than overly focusing on medications. He is also affiliated with ADHD network and Faculty of Adult psychiatry of RANZCP. His areas of interest are Anxiety Disorders (G.A.D, O.C.D, Panic Disorder, Phobias), Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, PTSD/complex PTSD, Postnatal Disorders, Schizophrenia & other Psychotic Disorders. During his free time, he enjoys long walks, music, movies, and novels.
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.
Adult Psychiatrist. He has extensive experience conducting neurodevelopmental assessments (ADHD, ASD) as well as treating other common mental health difficulties and disorders in children and young people. James has a relaxed interpersonal style which provides for feelings of safety and containment, and he takes a holistic and systemic approach to mental health treatment and support. His main areas of interest are neurodevelopmental assessment, treatment of anxiety and depression, and psychotherapy for children and adults with anxiety disorders.
Dr Bonnie Law
Dr Bonnie is a consultant psychiatrist with expertise in Adult Psychiatry. She has interest in a broad range of psychiatric disorders, including psychosis, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, personality disorders, ADHD and alcohol addiction. She holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery from The University of Queensland and gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She has worked extensively in major hospitals across Queensland and Victoria.
Dr Mary-Ellen O’Hare
Dr O'Hare qualified as a psychiatrist in 1997. She worked in Darwin and Edinburgh, UK, before settling in Far North Qld in 1999. She has worked for the Cairns Integrated Mental Health Clinic, and in the Antenatal Clinic at Cairns Hospital before commencing her work in Private Practice Psychiatry in General Adult areas since 2000. She is committed to offering high-quality private psychiatric care in a timely way to Australians able to access the internet.
Dr Nancy Pehlivan
Dr Michael Peck
Dr Ehsan Nikrad
MD, AMC, MPM, FRANZCP
Dr Ehsan Nikrad is an adult Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist working both in a large public hospital and in the private sector. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Monash University. Ehsan completed his medical doctorate in Tehran, Iran and worked for a few years as a GP in Melbourne before entering into psychiatric training. Ehsan completed his general and subspecialised psychiatric training by working in metropolitan and rural areas. He is interested in the interface of mind and body, and the effects of lifestyle and social situation on one’s psychological well-being. As a result, he has a holistic and comprehensive approach to the assessment and treatment of his clients. Coming from a GP background, Ehsan is specialised in managing mental health conditions where there is a medical comorbidity. His special interests are mood, psychotic, trauma-related and functional disorders. Ehsan is fluent in English and Farsi. In his spare time, you can find him in the cinemas and art galleries, spending time with his family, or walking his dog Sigmund.
Dr Bithul Jain
MBBS, DNB Psychiatry, FRANZCP
I am a consultant psychiatrist with an experience of 10 years in this field. I initially completed my psychiatric training in India back in 2015. After moving to Australia in 2016, I finished my training and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist (FRANZCP).
I had worked in private psychiatric clinic in India. After moving to Australia, I worked in a public mental health system in Rockhampton, Qld before transitioning to private mental health system. I am an approved trainer for fellowship trainees of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists RANZCP.
I offer consultation in general adult, addiction and consult liaison in outpatient setting. My special interests are in the field of anxiety disorders, ADHD, addiction, psychosis, and mood disorders.
Dr Selveraj Madhivanan
MBBS, MD, FRANZCP
Dr. Selvaraj Madhivanan is a psychiatrist with a diverse background and extensive experience in mental health services. Having served as a consultant psychiatrist for six years in India, he transitioned to Australia in 2019. Dr. Madhivanan specializes in working with the adult population, addressing common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia, and trauma-related disorders. His commitment to patient-centered care is evident in his passionate approach, emphasizing the recovery framework.
Julanne initially trained and worked as a Veterinarian for 10 years before studying Medicine at the University of Queensland. Julanne worked at Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services in various hospitals in Brisbane while completing training to become a Specialist Psychiatrist in 2019. Julanne also completed the RANZCP Advanced Certificate in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (the interface of psychiatry and medicine) and a Mater Certificate in Neuropsychiatry. Julanne's special interests are Neuropsychiatry (Behavioural and Mental Illness associated with brain and neurological disorders - especially epilepsy), Functional Neurological Disorders, and mental health of people with chronic medical and physical illness. Julanne has worked at the Mater Advanced Epilepsy Unit as a Neuropsychiatrist, and the Alfred Hospital Advanced Epilepsy Unit and Alfred Functional Seizures Clinic in Melbourne. Furthermore, Julanne spent 5 years at Mater Mother's Hospital (Brisbane) and helped to develop the Perinatal Psychiatry Service at MMH. She has an interest in Perinatal mental health and is happy to work with pregnant patients who require specialist medication advice throughout pregnancy, pre-conception planning, and/or post-natal mental health concerns.
Julanne is an animal lover and has menagerie of pets, is a 'Basketball Mum' and enjoys food, wine, art and travel.
Dr Aanchal Agrwal
MBBS, MD psychiatry, FRANZCP
I am a consultant psychiatrist with an experience of 13 years in this field. I initially completed my psychiatric training in India back in 2013. After moving to Australia in 2016, I finished my training and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP).
I had worked in a private psychiatric clinic in India. After moving to Australia, I worked in a public mental health system in Rockhampton, Qld before transitioning to private mental health system.
I am an approved trainer for fellowship trainees of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists RANZCP.
I offer consultation in general adult, addiction, perinatal mental health and consult liaison in outpatient setting.
My special interests are in the field of anxiety disorders, ADHD, perinatal mental health issues and mood disorders.
Who our clinicians see
With a team of psychiatrists ranging in availability and specialty, including Perinatal psychiatry, Child and Adolescent psychiatry, Youth psychiatry, Old Age psychiatry and General Adult psychiatry, Call to Mind considers all referrals.
In the spirit of reconciliation Call to Mind acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
Call to Mind strongly supports equity for all. We embrace diversity and condemn any kind of discrimination, be it on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
Call to Mind would like to recognise all people with a lived experience of trauma, neurodiversity, mental ill health, substance use or addiction, and their families, carers and supporters. This recognition extends to the clinical and non-clinical workforces that support people with lived experience.