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.

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.

The Cabin Sydney
Location: Sydney (Edgecliff), Australia
Phone: +61 2 8046 6462
Email: contact@thecabinsydney.com.au
Website: www.thecabinsydney.com.au
Nationality:
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: specialist outpatient addiction treatment centre focusing on substance addictions, such as alcohol and drugs, as well as and process addictions like gambling, sex and compulsive use of the internet. Other specialties include suicide prevention, dual-diagnosis and CBT techniques.
Cross-Cultural Experience: all our therapists have extensive experience in working with individual expatriates, interracial couples, and local citizens in a range of cultural settings

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.’