SOUTH ASIAN MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND WORKERS

This is a resource for anyone seeking an South Asian Australian mental health practitioner or professional who has a connection to maintaining mental wellbeing. Our list contains the following: 

 - mental health practitioners

- counsellors

- life coaches 

-  wellness professionals 


This list is provided for general information. Always seek guidance from your general practitioner when seeking mental health support. This list is a work in progress and new professionals/workers from different areas of understanding will be added periodically. Change occurs frequently and it is your responsibility to seek the most up-to-date information from your chosen mental health practitioner.

SANDI SILVA

Registered mental health counsellor

Website: https://www.insessioncounselling.com/

Direct Email: contact@insessioncounselling.com

Phone: 0432 046 626

Location: Melbourne, Telehealth, VIC

ANUSHKA PHAL

Umeed Psychology
Registered Psychologist

Website: https://www.umeedpsychology.com.au/ 
Direct Email: anushka@umeedpsychology.com.au
Reception Phone: 0422286076
Location: Melbourne, Telehealth, VIC

NISHIE GOVENDER

Psychology Melbourne 
Registered Psychologist

Websitehttps://www.psychologymelbourne.com.au/psychologists/nishie-govender

Emailclientservices@psychologymelbourne.com.au 

Reception phone: 03 9629 1001

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Areas of specialty: EAP, workplace issues & burnout, Anxiety, phobias & panic attacks, PTSD/trauma

SMURTHY NAIR 

Registered Psychologist

Unhyphen Psychology

Website: www.unhyphen.com
Email: hello@unhyphen.com
Location: Brunswick East, VIC

Languages spoken:  English, Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi.

RASHIDA DUNGARWALLA

Registered Psychologist

The Indigo Project

*Not currently taking clients will update when accepting 

Websitehttps://www.theindigoproject.com.au/

Email: rashida@flowstatespace.com

 HELLO@THEINDIGOPROJECT.COM.AU

Founder/ Owner: Flow State Space (website coming soon) workshops/ webinars and mental health content for organisations 

Socials: @flow.state.space 

Areas of specialty: Grief, Trauma, Identity, Creativity, Life transitions, Relationships, Attachment, Performance. Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Adult ADHD.

Location: Sydney, NSW 

RUKU SRIVASTAVA

Registered Psychologist

Waratah Psychology

Website: https://www.waratahpsychology.com/

Emailadmin@waratahpsychology.com

Socials: @waratah psychology 

Location: Doncaster, Melbourne VIC

Areas of specialty: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused therapy and Mindfulness-based interventions

Language: English and Hindi

SUNDAS REHMAN

Registered Psychologist
Internal Sunshine

Website:  www.internalsunshine.com.au

EmailInternalsunshine@gmail.com

Socials: Internal sunshine psychology 

Location: Malvern East, Cranbourne, East Melbourne, VIC

Areas of specialty: Children, adolescents and adult counselling. Working with Neurodiversity clients, culturally diverse clients, supporting south Asian migrants and working with anxiety, depression, relationship counselling, parenting support. I also specialize know educational and developmental assessments including neurodevelopmental assessments.

PRIYANKA MALHOTRA 

Counselling Psychologist 

Founder: Rewire Psychology

Website: www.rewirepsychology.com.au

Email: info@rewirepsychology.com.au 

Socials: rewirepsychology

Location: Mornington, VIC

Areas of specialty: Children and families, adolescent mental health, family counselling, early attachment 

SANDHYA MENON 

Founder: Onwards and Upwards Psychology

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Website: www.onwardsandupwardspsychology.com.au
Email: info@onwardsandupwardspsychology.com.au

Socials: onwardsandupwardspsych
Phone: 0420 758 437
Location: Yarraville, VIC
Areas of speciality: Neurodivergent children and families

DR. GURPRIT GANDA 

Founder: Potentialz Unlimited 

Clinical Psychologist

Website: https://potentialz.com.au/

Socials: LinkedIn, Facebook 

Phone: 61 (0) 410 261 838

Location: Bella Vista, NSW

Areas of specialty: Anxiety, Depression, Stress Low self-esteem OCD, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu

VARDA KHAN 

Family Minded & Melbourne Centre for Women's Mental Health
Psychologist (Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar)

Website: https://www.familyminded.com.au/the-team.html

https://www.womensmentalhealth.com.au/about

Email: vardakhan.v@gmail.com 

socials: Family minded (Facebook) melbcentreforwomen (Instagram)
Phone: 0416 041 331
Location: Sunbury and Melbourne, VIC

Areas of specialty: cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, women and youth. 

HARSHITA SYAL

Healing Minds Psychology
Registered Psychologist

Website: https://www.healingmindspsychology.com.au/ 

Email: info@healingmindspsychology.com.au

Socials: healingmindspsychology

Phone: 1300 732 725

Location: Glenroy, VIC

SURAJ SAMTANI

Clinical Psychologist 
Founder: Sunrise Psychology Group

New clients: Yes

Website: https://www.sunrisepsychologygroup.com.au/

Email: admin@sunrisepsychologygroup.com.au 

Tel: 0431 039 747

Location: Century Circuit, Norwest Sydney, NSW/ telehealth 

Areas of specialty: Adults: PTSD, anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Autism. Children: anxiety, depression, behavioural issues.  

Language: English and Hindi

DIPAK JILKA 

Founder: Dipak Jilka Psychotherapy

Website: www.dipakjilka.com.au/ 

Email: dipak@dipakjilka.com.au

Accreditation: Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) registered

Socials: LinkedIn 

Phone: 0402 840 104

Location: Sydney NSW and telehealth 

Areas of specialty: Psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, addiction, mens mental health 

Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati 

TANZEELA SADIQ

Registered Clinical Psychologist 
The Lighthouse Practice

Website: https://thelighthousepractice.com/tanzeela-sadiq/

Email: adminm@thelighthousepractice.com.au

Phone: (02) 8798 7082
Location: Moorebank NSW

Areas of specialty: Adults and children experiencing anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, anger management, trauma, personality disorders, drug use, grief and loss and parenting challenges.

Languages: English and Urdu

SATINDERJIT KAUR (SATINDER)

Occupational Therapist

Website: http://www.bestlifeot.com.au/ 

Email: contact@bestlifeot.com.au 

Accreditation: AHPRA registered 

Socials: Thebestlifeot - Instagram

Phone: 0468 843 044 

Location: Wyndham Vale City VIC and telehealth

Areas of specialty: I provide occupational therapy services to client's in their home, schools and/or local community and also provide telehealth services. I work with children, adolescents and adults and have special interests working with CALD communities, autistic population, ADHD, intellectual disability, global developmental delays, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.

Languages: Punjabi, Hindi, English