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 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 Caroline Manuel - FRANZCP, Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Caroline has over 18 years experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Australia after Postgraduate training in Psychiatry and a research fellowship from San-Antonio Texas, USA. She takes a holistic, integrative approach with both medications and therapies, treating the whole person with a strength-based and recovery-growth mindset. She works primarily with youth, young adults and adults, and has experience with ADHD, spectrum disorders, Austism Depression, Anxiety, cognitive therapy and supportive therapy, and utilises mindfulness-based stress reduction, meditation, cognitive therapy, leadership and negotiation skills and the Tomatis listening therapy to help people develop strategies to improve their quality life, happiness and emotional wellbeing.

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 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 Najmeh Jadidi - MD, FRANZCP, Cert. Child Adol. Psych.

Dr Najmeh 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 

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.