Below is a list of the top and leading Psychiatrists in Brisbane. To help you find the best Psychiatrists located near you in Brisbane, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Brisbane’s Best Psychiatrists:
The top rated Psychiatrists in Brisbane are:
- Dr. Catherine Llewellyn – Brisbane Specialist Suites
- Dr. Matthew Hocking
- Dr. Salvatore Catania – Northside Child & Youth Psychiatry
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Dr. Catherine Llewellyn – Brisbane Specialist Suites
Dr. Catherine Llewellyn is an experienced Child, Adolescent, Addiction & Accredited Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist, as well as a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Catherine is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), Clinical Director at Brisbane Specialist Suites and was the first Psychiatry trainee in Australia and New Zealand to complete Advanced Training in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr Llewellyn is one of only two Psychiatrists in Australia who is a board certified physician of Lifestyle Medicine.
During her career, Catherine has been the recipient of numerous meritorious awards including the RANZCP Addiction Psychiatry Prize in 2012.
As a medical doctor who has completed specialist training in psychological and medical aspects of mental health, Catherine is committed to providing sensitive and appropriate evidence-based treatment to children and adolescents. Although Catherine enjoys working to support all areas of mental wellbeing, due to her skills in both medical assessment and psychological treatment Catherine has particular expertise in the treatment of paediatric developmental disorders (Aspergers, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD), eating disorders and women’s mental health issues. Catherine is also a board certified physician of Lifestyle Medicine and is passionate about your overall health as an individual.
Child Development, Eating Disorders, Children – General Support, Children – Anxiety, Children – Mood Disorders, Teenagers – General Support, Teenagers – Anxiety, Teenagers – Mood Disorders, Adults
“Catherine Lewellyn is very good at getting children to talk. She is very knowledgeable.” – Brooke Young
Dr. Matthew Hocking
Dr. Matthew Hocking graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Med) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the UNSW. He went on to train as a Psychiatrist in Queensland and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), completing an advanced training certificate in General Adult Psychiatry with his fellowship.
Dr. Hocking has undertaken extensive additional training in Addiction Psychiatry and has more than 10 years’ experience working in this area, both in patients admitted to hospital and those seeing him in his rooms. He has also pursued training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Dr. Hocking has a special interest in managing addiction disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. He has also developed skills in diagnosing and managing ADHD, as well as providing psychological interventions to manage chronic pain. In managing addiction and chronic pain, he has faced many victims of trauma and has subsequently developed his abilities in managing PTSD.
In addition to his private practice clinic, Dr Hocking has admitting rights to the Damascus Unit at Brisbane Private Hospital, for the in-patient and follow-up care of patients suffering from addiction disorders. He also works as the Psychiatrist in the multidisciplinary pain team running the Brisbane Pain Rehabilitation Service at the Canossa Hospital – a service offering not only holistic acute management of chronic pain but also providing further management if requested.
Addiction Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Anxiety DisordersAttention Deficit Hyperactivity, Disorder (ADHD) in Adults, Individual Psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Motivational interviewing with drug and alcohol counselling, Medication
“My appointment with Dr. Hocking really helped a lot with what I am experiencing. Will definitely come back.” – Gillian C.
Dr. Salvatore Catania – Northside Child & Youth Psychiatry
Dr. Salvatore Catania has been working as a psychiatrist since 2009, is a Fellow of the Royal and Australian College of Psychiatrists, and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders. Dr. Catania has worked for a number of public mental health clinics and hospitals throughout his career, and is currently Medical Director for the Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS), as the consultant psychiatrist for their Eating Disorders Service. Dr. Catania sees all children, adolescents and adults for a wide range of mental health conditions, including developmental disorders, OCD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, psychosis and behavioural issues.
Dr. Catania also provides all the necessary medical investigations and medication prescribing for mental health conditions, and is happy to work with other medical, allied health professionals, and schools as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Dr. Catania works from a variety of frameworks, especially family therapy and behavioural therapy. He is an accredited Family Based Therapy (FBT) provider for eating disorders, of which he has a special interest in, and is also undergoing accreditation in Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed and suicidal adolescents.
Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Psychosis, Mood Disorders, Medical Investigations and Medication Prescribing for Mental Health Conditions
“We went to many other mental health services, before we finally found Northside Psychiatry. No disrespect to the others, but it was Northside Psychiatry that saved our Family. Thankyou.” – Tony Zaddo
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