Australia

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Australia interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

Melbourne

Antoinette Adam, B Psych, MBMS (USyd), Assoc MAPS
Location:
Melbourne, Australia; Australia-Wide and Internationally (face to face and over skype)
Phone: +61402656101
Email: antoinette@dynamicpsychconsulting.com.au
Website:
Nationality: Australian
Languages Spoken: English, Greek
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: depression, anxiety disorders, work place issues, health related problems, adjustment issues.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am a registered Psychologist from Sydney Australia. I am professionally and personally familiar with the challenges that a move to a different country entails. I tailor evidence based psychological interventions to suit individual clients and provide psychological services to expats globally.

Nancy Carbone, IMI, Msoc Sc (Couns), BSW and BA (psych).
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Phone: 0449 861147
Email: nancy@counsellingservicemelbourne.com.au
Website: www.counsellingservicemelbourne.com.au
Nationality: Australia
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Counselling and psychotherapy for indiudals and couples. Specialties include personality disorders, relationship difficulties, anger and depression, anxiety,
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked at the South Metro Migrant Resource Centre

Dr. Renata Volich
Location: South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia (& Online/Skype)
Phone: 61409312830 or 61398203008
Email: renatave@bigpond.net.au
Website: www.renatavolich.com, (linked in)
Nationality: Australian
Languages Spoken: French, English, Portuguese
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Sleep disorders, Anxiety, depression, Panic disorder, Stress management. Assertiveness training, work stress, conflict resolution. Physical ( somatic)  disorders linked to  mental Health related conflict. Individual, couple and group psychotherapy. Medicare rebates may apply.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have  lived and worked in Paris  doing my masters(1994) and PHD(1998) at university Paris VII, Paris Diderot, in clinical psychology and psychoanalysis. I initially graduated in clinical Psychology in Sao Paulo (1982) in centres of excellence by international standards, where I also worked for some years. Many years I was based in Sydney and now in Melbourne, Australia, working as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist.

Perth

Select Psychology
Location: Perth, Australia
Phone: 08 6102 5815
Email: admin@selectpsychology.com.au
Website: www.selectpsychology.com.au
Nationality:
Languages Spoken:
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Relationship, Marriage, Life Coaching, Parent Coaching
Cross-Cultural Experience:

Sydney

Daniel Martin MS Psych (Clinical), NCC (USA), LPC (USA), Member SAC (SG), MSPS (SG), Assoc MAPS (AU), Psychologist (AU)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Phone: +61 2 8076 4805
Email: Dan@personalenrichmentservices.com
Website: www.personalenrichmentservices.com.au
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: NA
Clinical Specialties: Couples Counseling, Addictions, Stress/Anxiety, Grief, Career Counselling, & Depression
Cross-Cultural Experience:  Professionally, I have had clients over the last 20 years from around the world. This has included a diverse range of ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. I have experience counselling expats and their families to support them with the stresses and issues that occur when adjusting to an new culture, community etc. I also have experience counselling cross cultural couples. Personally, I am an expat having lived in the USA, Australia and Singapore. I have had to navigate the family, friend and professional challenges necessary to establish a life in a new country as well.

Lisa Laba Sarkis B.SocSc B.SW
Location: Sydney, Australia and Online (International basis)
Phone: +61434287095
Email: privatecounselling@hotmail.com
Website: www.powerofmind.com.au
Nationality: Australian
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I have over 10 years experience in various areas of counselling and psychotherapy including: Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence etc.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Face to Face counselling and online counselling since 2007 working with Australian clients and international clients.

Shane Warren
Location: Sydney is my home base but I work all over Australia, with monthly visits to Melbourne and the Gold Coast; as well I have rooms in Singapore and Hong Kong I visit every six weeks.
Phone: 02-8213-2442
Email: admin@shanewarren.com
Website: www.shanewarren.com
Nationality: Australian
Languages Spoken: English (and very poor Mandarin / Cantonese as I married into a Chinese family; plus high school French)
Religious Affiliation: I am very open to all religious beliefs as I was educated in a Catholic school, I hold theology training from an ecumenical base; but half my family is Jewish and my in-laws are very devoted to practitioners of Buddhism and Taoist practices.
Clinical Specialties: I work from a very broad base thanks to one area of interest being emotional resilience, an area I have been published internationally on, most notably the work I did with Drs Venkat Pulla and Andrew Shatte titled ‘Perspectives on Coping and Resilience’… My clients tend to be drawn to me when they are in a space of total loss and really needing some time out where they can explore the ‘what’s next’ option in their lives.
Cross-Cultural Experience: As a child my family spent time in many countries across Africa, Asia, America’s and Europe; so from a very early age I was introduced to different ways of living and thinking about things. Since 1994, I have practiced my work as psychotherapist, coach and leadership consultant from rooms in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. I am currently one of the preferred providers of cross-cultural coaching/training and repatriation support work for a number of multi-nationals who are shifting team members across the Asia-Pacific region. I have also had the good fortune to co-facilitate world leading training in for HR practitioners and professional coaches in the area of cross-cultural leadership development; as well as having the honour of co-publishing a book within this space alongside Prof. Jonathan Passmore titled: ‘Diversity in Coaching: Working with Gender, Culture, Race and Age.’

Countrywide

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Australia (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values

Shane Warren
Location: Sydney is my home base but I work all over Australia, with monthly visits to Melbourne and the Gold Coast; as well I have rooms in Singapore and Hong Kong I visit every six weeks.
Phone: 02-8213-2442
Email: admin@shanewarren.com
Website: www.shanewarren.com
Nationality: Australian
Languages Spoken: English (and very poor Mandarin / Cantonese as I married into a Chinese family; plus high school French)
Religious Affiliation: I am very open to all religious beliefs as I was educated in a Catholic school, I hold theology training from an ecumenical base; but half my family is Jewish and my in-laws are very devoted to practitioners of Buddhism and Taoist practices.
Clinical Specialties: I work from a very broad base thanks to one area of interest being emotional resilience, an area I have been published internationally on, most notably the work I did with Drs Venkat Pulla and Andrew Shatte titled ‘Perspectives on Coping and Resilience’… My clients tend to be drawn to me when they are in a space of total loss and really needing some time out where they can explore the ‘what’s next’ option in their lives.
Cross-Cultural Experience: As a child my family spent time in many countries across Africa, Asia, America’s and Europe; so from a very early age I was introduced to different ways of living and thinking about things. Since 1994, I have practiced my work as psychotherapist, coach and leadership consultant from rooms in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. I am currently one of the preferred providers of cross-cultural coaching/training and repatriation support work for a number of multi-nationals who are shifting team members across the Asia-Pacific region. I have also had the good fortune to co-facilitate world leading training in for HR practitioners and professional coaches in the area of cross-cultural leadership development; as well as having the honour of co-publishing a book within this space alongside Prof. Jonathan Passmore titled: ‘Diversity in Coaching: Working with Gender, Culture, Race and Age.’