Meet the team.

With a team of psychiatrists and psychologists 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 Marshall Watson - MBBS, FRANZCP

Dr Watson is an Aboriginal (Noongar) Man and Psychiatrist. He has subspecialty qualifications in both Child and Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatry. His interests include psychotic disorders, anxiety and mood insiders, loss, grief and trauma and also working with youth who display problematic behaviours. He takes a holistic view to mental health matters and social and emotional wellbeing that is comprehensive and patient centred.

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 Anjith Divakaran 
- FRANZCP, MD

Dr Anjith Divakaran is a fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand college of Psychiatrists passionate about patient-centred care. Anjith is an adult psychiatrist with a special interest in anxiety and depressive disorders. He also treats people with a wide range of other problems such as Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Anjith completed his Doctor of medicine (MD) in psychiatry from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India in 2010 and subsequently worked as assistant professor in India. He completed his Australian specialist psychiatric training at Northern hospital (Northwestern Mental Health), Melbourne in 2015. Later he worked with Eastern health, Melbourne before setting up private practice in 2017. Anjith is has a strong academic focus as reflected by his published research papers and the Royal college of Psychiatrist’s scientific committee award from 2013.

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 Mei Siew - FRANZCP

Dr Mei Siew has worked as an Adult Psychiatrist in the public mental health system  in NZ  and Australia for 16 years. She has extensive experience in managing adults and young adults with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders and those with complex presentations. She is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland and is actively involved in teaching and supervision of medical students , junior doctors and registrars.

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 Ben Chia - FRANZCP, MPM, MBBS

Ben is an experienced psychiatrist in both public and private mental health settings, and is a member of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia. With a solo private practice in Melbourne’s western suburbs, Ben found access to quality mental health care a major issue even in the inner city. This prompted Ben to start Call to Mind with colleague Dave Carmody. Ben is a general psychiatrist addressing any mental health problem with a genuine and open-minded approach. He has particular interest in youth mental health but sees patients across their life span.

Dr Anoop Sankaranarayanan - FRANZCP, MD

Anoop is a highly experienced psychiatrist and researcher based in New South Wales. His areas of interest and expertise include Schizophrenia and related psychosis, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety disorders (including PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), and Dementias. He sees patients over the age of 16 years of age, including older adults and will be able to provide you with a comprehensive mental health care plan to manage the patients.

Dr Yu-Tang Shen - MBBS, BMedSci, M Psych Med., FRANZCP, Cert. Old Age Psych, Cert. Psychotherapies Psych

Dr Yu-Tang Shen is a psychiatrist at the Randwick Psychiatry, who has an interest in Old Age Psychiatry, and Psychotherapy. He holds a position as a Staff Specialist at the St Vincent’s Hospital and at the Prince of Wales Hospital. He completed his Medical degree at The University of Melbourne, and trained in psychiatry at the Prince of Wales Hospital, and St Vincent’s Hospital. He has been involved in medical teaching, and training coordination as Chief Registrar, and undertaken research in Aboriginal Mental Health. He has had additional training in Old Age Psychiatry, and undertaken a Neuropsychiatry term at the Prince of Wales Hospital. He has undertaken training in psychotherapy, including psychodynamic therapy, CBT, MBT, DBT and IPT. He is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry, and member of the Faculty of Old Age and Faculty of Psychotherapy.

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 Anthony Fernando - MBBS MRCPsych CCT-IDPsych, FRANZCP

Dr Anthony Fernando brings a global perspective to psychiatric practice, having trained in Medicine in the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, trained in psychiatry in the UK and being a Fellow of RANZCP. He has worked in New Zealand, Victoria as a consultant psychiatrist and latterly as a Clinical Director within the public health sector in Tasmania. He also provides private psychiatric consultation to individuals with a variety of mental health issues in Hobart, Tasmania. Anthony has subspecialised in the UK in the Psychiatry of Autism Spectrum Conditions and for individuals with Intellectual Disability and caters to such patients across the lifespan. Anthony employs a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to carefully tailored, person-centred treatment plans for such individuals to optimise excellent health & well-being outcomes. Anthony also provides psychiatric consultation to individuals suffering from a myriad of mood and anxiety, as well as psychosis spectrum disorders in a collaborative manner to optimise outcomes for such individuals’ well-being and function. He believes that patient education is key to achieving the best health & well-being outcomes.

Dr Jillian Devlin - FRANZCP (Psychiatry), 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 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 Jerome Nicholas - MBBS, FRANZCP

Jerome is a psychiatrist who works well with patients of all cultural backgrounds. He has been able to provide comprehensive, individual-centred care within a holistic, recovery-oriented framework. Jerome has a particular interest in youth mental health especially early psychosis intervention and first episode presentation of various psychiatric symptoms/disorders in youth. His areas of interest and expertise include schizophrenia and related psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders (including PTSD, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder), grief and loss. In addition to his work at Call to mind, he works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a public hospital in Melbourne. He is also the Hospital Training Coordinator in his public work and has active interests in teaching. In addition to English, he is fluent in Tamil and Hindi.

Dr Jolyon Grimwade - PhD, BA (Hons), Dip Ed, MA

Jolyon has over 35 years’ experience as a practitioner and academic in clinical psychology with children of all ages and families. He has worked in private, public, and not-for-profit services in urban and rural settings, including Aboriginal services.  He aims for his clients to have better understanding of themselves as a means to living more fulfilling and harmonious lives. He has worked with clients experiencing symptoms of ADHD, ASD, substance use disorders and eating disorders.  He also has worked extensively with transgender young people.    

Daniel Biddle - G Dip Psych, B Sc (Hons), M Psych

Dan is a registered psychologist, and since 2016 has worked with individuals experiencing a range of mental health concerns. He has a particular interest in working with anxiety, depression, and trauma, but has experience working with a wide range of difficulties. Dan is a strong believer in the value of evidence-based medicine, and is completing a PhD focused on the role of sleep in mental health. His clinical philosophy is “do what works” and while he is familiar with a number of evidence-based therapies, he will work with you to determine what is effective for your specific situation. Dan recognises that mental illness is common and firmly believes there is always hope for positive change.

Wendy Lee - BSc (Psychol) Hons, MAPS

Wendy has worked as a psychologist for over 25 years and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  She has been a Medicare provider since 2006 and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has gained extensive experience assisting adult clients in metropolitan and regional mental health services in New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia.  She is skilled in the treatment of a wide range of individual and couple concerns via telehealth (videoconference).  She has a particular interest in the treatment of depression, interpersonal problem, assertion issues and social anxiety. In her approach to clinical practice, Wendy is committed to using contemporary evidence-based therapies and assessment measures.  Her primary clinical orientation is cognitive behavioural, although she also utilises other evidence-based therapies in her clinical practice (e.g., mindfulness; acceptance and commitment therapy; interpersonal psychotherapy; and the Gottman Method (for couple counselling).