Gordon Clinic is an Australian leader in private mental health care.
We provide comprehensive and integrated mental health treatment in an outpatient setting based on a Clinical Model developed at the world renowned Black Dog Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital.
Located on Sydney's leafy north shore at Gordon, the Clinic is staffed by an experienced team of consultant psychiatrists and clinical psychologists who accept referrals from 12 years of age.
Gordon Clinic is attached to Gordon Private Hospital a 57 bed inpatient facility and UNSW teaching hospital.
Let us help you to take your next step towards wellness and recovery.
We are dedicated to delivering highly specialised and evidence based mental health care.
Ms Anna Carl BSC (HONS) PSYCH, MCLINPSYCH
Anna Carl is a clinical psychologist with further training in the treatment of depression, OCD and PTSD.
She completed her university training in Germany and Sydney, and conducted research for her Masters at the Mood Disorders Unit of a private psychiatric hospital.
Anna has worked in both private and public mental health care settings, and is experienced providing individual and group therapy for young people, adults and older adults. She has an interest in perinatal mental health.
With a focus on skills based therapy, Anna draws on CBT and ACT as her main therapeutic approaches but frequently incorporates DBT and schema therapy into treatment.
Anna is dedicated to delivering evidence-based interventions while engaging with clients in a warm and empathic manner, and uses quantitative data to track progress in treatment.
Dr Chee Phang MBBS, BMedSc, FRANZCP, Cert. Consul. Liaison Psych.
Dr Phang is a consultant psychiatrist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Melbourne and his postgraduate psychiatry training in Sydney. Dr Phang has a certificate in consultation-liaison psychiatry. His special interests include addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, brain injury and perinatal psychiatry. He speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He sees patients aged 18 years and above.
Dr. Ruwantha Weerakkody MBBS, FRANZCP
Dr. Ruwantha Weerakkody is a consultant psychiatrist who works in both private and public settings. As a general adult psychiatrist, he has experience in treating Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Depression, Psychotic Disorders such as Schizophrenia and Early Psychosis, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, and ADHD in adults. He has a special interest in helping patients achieve functional outcomes, alongside with his interests in cognitive behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema therapy and Mindfulness-based Interventions. He works collaboratively in all aspects of his work and sees patients from 18 years of age and above.
Dr Artin Jebejian MB BCH, MSC, DPM, FRANZCP
Dr Artin Jebejian is a consultant psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
He has been practising psychiatry since 1983 and has trained at the Black Dog Institute. Dr Jebejian has been involved with the teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.
He has extensive experience in various clinical settings in both the public and private sectors including acute mental health units, community services, consultation and liaison psychiatry, alcohol and drugs, adolescent and perinatal psychiatry and emergency psychiatry.
Dr Jebejian is easy to engage with and can provide both psychopharmacological and psychological interventions. He is experienced in individual and group psychotherapy. He sees patients from 15 years of age upwards.
Dr Dinah Bennett MB BS, MRCPSYCH, MPHIL, FRANZCP, PG CERTIFICATE IN CBT
Dr Dinah Bennett is a consultant psychiatrist. She completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Sydney and then completed post-graduate psychiatric training in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh). She holds a postgraduate qualification in adolescent eating disorders.
Dr Bennett is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has experience in the public and private sector treating a range of mental health problems including psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. She has a particular interest in cognitive behavior therapy.
Dr Bennett sees patients from 16 years of age.
Professor Gordon Parker AO – Peer Review Consultant MB BS, MD, PHD, DSC, FRANZCP, FASSA
Professor Gordon Parker AO is one of Australia’s foremost Psychiatrists.
He is currently Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and was Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute from 2002-2011. He was, for nearly two decades, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals.
Professor Parker’s research has focused on modelling psychiatric conditions (depressive, bipolar and personality disorders) and examining causes, mechanisms and treatments for mood disorders.
Professor Parker is the Clinic’s Peer Review Consultant. During Peer Reviews our team of clinicians have the opportunity to present patients to Professor Parker with a view to reaching a “consensus” as to the most appropriate diagnosis / treatment. For outpatient appointments, please contact Gordon Private Hospital on (02) 9418 1144.
Dr Jane Tubby MB BS, FRANZCP,CERT,CHILD,ADOL,PSYCH
Dr Jane Tubby is a Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist.
She graduated in medicine from the University of London, and completed postgraduate training in psychiatry in Sydney. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and a member of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr Tubby has extensive experience in managing adolescents and their families in both inpatient and community settings. She utilising both psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological techniques in the context of the family system.
Dr Tubby is happy to accept referrals for young people aged between 12 and 18.
Dr Jose Menendez MD, FRANZCP
Dr Menendez is a general adult psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
He was previously Deputy Director and Senior Staff Specialist at the Macarthur Mental Health Service in NSW from 1996 to 2008. Dr Menendez was also a Conjoint Lecturer at the School of Psychiatry, University of NSW, from 1996 to 2008.
Dr Menendez has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders and provides both psychopharmacology and dynamic style individual psychotherapy.
Dr Menendez accepts referrals for patients 18 years of age and over.
Dr Kim Nguyen MB BS (Hons), FRANZCP
Dr Kim Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist. She has a wide range of interests in adult psychiatry, particularly mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders.
Dr Nguyen has worked as a consultant psychiatrist at Campbelltown and Goulburn Hospitals. She was the Medical Superintendent of Chisholm Ross Centre. She is also a guest lecturer at The School of Medicine, Western Sydney University.
Dr Nguyen accepts referrals for patients from age 18 and above.
Dr Matthew Currell D.PSYCH (CLIN & CLIN NEURO), B.SC (PSYCH), MAPS, MCCLP
Dr Matthew Currell is a clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist with an interest in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobia’s and panic), obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and low self esteem.
Dr Currell has worked in a variety of mental health settings including public hospitals, private psychiatric hospitals and private practice (young people and adults).
He is a firm believer of therapy being an educational process where people are able to walk away from sessions with improved knowledge and understanding of ways to overcome symptoms of concern. Dr Currell applies a range of evidenced based treatments that are grounded in scientific research.
Dr Currell completed a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Queensland. He holds full endorsements as a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and he is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists.
Dr Michael Williamson MB BS, FRANZCP,M MED
Dr Michael Williamson is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist now working in private practice after a lengthy experience in the public mental health system.
He was one of the foundation members of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy and twice New South Wales President. He has been Clinical Director of a number of Areas of the New South Wales Mental Health Service. Dr Williamson has had extensive experience in the psychotherapy of severe Borderline Personality Disorder and developmental trauma-based psychological illnesses, as well as military and police PTSD.
Dr Williamson has been a long term member of the Faculty of the University of Sydney Master of Medicine Program which teaches the Conversational Model. He was a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Western Sydney before moving to private practice.
Dr Naresh Verma PhD, MPsych, MB BS, BSc(Med)(Hons), BA, FRANZCP
Dr Naresh Verma is a dual-qualified Consultant Psychiatrist and Consultant Occupational Physician, having been an Occupational Physician since 2009. Along with an interest in mood and anxiety disorders, early psychosis and schema therapy, he has a special interest in Occupational Psychiatry and the mental health of safety critical workers. Dr Verma aims to achieve functional outcomes in those with a mental illness and works in both public and private settings.
Dr Nicole Melidonis B.MED, MRCPSYCH, FRANZCP
Dr Nicole Melidonis is a general adult psychiatrist who has a broad experience working in a wide range of psychiatric settings (both public and private).
She trained both in the UK and Australia and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Dr Melidonis is well known for her ability to form rapport with her patients and combines psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic interventions to obtain the best outcomes.
Dr Melidonis accepts patients aged 17 years and over.
Dr Rachel Guthrie BSc (Psych) (Hons), M Psychol (Clin) (Hons), PhD
Dr. Guthrie is a clinical psychologist who has 19 years experience in the psychological treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.
Dr. Guthrie has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of New South Wales in the area of post-traumatic stress and is a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.
She has worked in clinical psychology research and been the author of 17 peer-reviewed journal articles. She has also won a number of awards including an Australian Post-Graduate Award.
Dr. Guthrie works at Gordon Clinic treating anxiety disorders (panic disorder and agoraphobia, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder), mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and disorders following stressful life incidents (post-traumatic stress disorder).
She employs Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as the therapy of choice for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorder as it currently has the most robust evidence-base. This involves changing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours.
Medicare Rebates are available for up to 10 visits/calendar year with a GP Mental Health Care Plan or a referral from a Psychiatrist.
Dr Sonia Kumar MB BS (Hons), FRANZCP
Dr Kumar is an experienced consultant psychiatrist who has treated the full spectrum of mental health problems in private and public practice.
Special interests include mood disorders, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, women’s mental health, perinatal issues and youth mental health (ages 16-25).
Dr Kumar provides a comprehensive mental health assessment and individualised treatment plan for each patient, combining medication, psychological therapies and lifestyle changes.
Dr Kumar takes a collaborative approach, focusing on patient education and building positive mental health.
Dr Vivienne James BA, MB BS, FRANZCP
Dr Vivienne James is a consultant psychiatrist who has experience across a variety of settings in both the private and public sector.
She is a graduate of Sydney University and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Dr James has a collaborative approach to patient care. Her treatment plans are multi-modal and include psychological and social interventions as well as pharmacotherapy. Dr James accepts referrals for adolescents and adults.
It is necessary to have a referral from a GP, Specialist or other Medical
Practitioner prior to making an appointment.
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748 Pacific Highway, GORDON NSW 2072
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Telephone : (02) 9418 4488
International : 61+2+9418+4488