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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
Founder: FLOW STATE SPACE

Websitewww.flowstatespace.com

Email: hello@flowstatespace.com

Founder/ Owner: Flow State Space 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 

AVRILLE BURROWS 

Mental health clinician and creative arts therapist
Pola Practice: Ascot Vale

Website:  www.avrilleburrows.com.au    https://polapractice.com.au/services  

https://www.halaxy.com/profile/avrille-burrows/social-worker/928921

Email: admin@polapractice.com.au

Accreditation:  AASW & ANZACATA

Contact: (03) 9001 5665

Location: Ascot Vale (VIC)

Areas of specialty: Trauma, intergenerational trauma, cross cultural relationships, perinatal and parenting support, identity and family dynamics, creatives/arts. Supporting people of colour to navigate their own version of culture as migrants/1st gen and settlers on this land.  

Languages: English

Currently taking new clients: From Feb 2023

SUHASHINI PERERA

Narcissistic abuse Specialist / Somatic Trauma- Informed coach

Website: https://therapywithsuha.com/

Email: therapywithsuha@gmail.com

Accreditation: Somatic Trauma Informed Coach

Socials: https://www.instagram.com/therapywithsuha/

Phone: +65 93530863

Location: Singapore 

Areas of specialty: 

I specialize in helping south Asians deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, as well as dysfunctional or toxic relationships.

SAM SIDDIQUI 

Mental Health Coach

Email:  feelingxhealing@gmail.com

Socials: feelingsandhealingswithsam

Phone: 0422 308 342

Location: Melbourne/ Naarm/ Online space Worldwide

Area of speciality: 

 Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Regulation, Confidence, Self Awareness, Communication, inner child work. I also specialise in affordable mental health and self care with my services. 

- Yes new clients are welcome! 


SHEYAN GUNAPALA

Registered Clinical Psychologist
Founder: Ascension Psychology

Website: https://ascensionclinic.com.au/
Location: Richmond or via Telehealth

 Email: admin@ascensionclinic.com.au
Phone number: 0432531785 

Areas of specialty/expertise: Men's mental health (depression, anxiety ,relationship challenges and addictive behaviours) and psychological assessment. 

Currently taking new clients? Taking new counselling clients currently.

TRACEY RODRICKS

Holistic Counsellor
Founder: Your Inner Light

Website: www.yourinnerlight.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/yourinnerlight

Socials: @yourinnerlight_melbourne

Registration details: Level 4 member of Australian Counselling Association

Location: Prahran, Melbourne, VIC (online also available)

Email: info@yourinnerlight.com.au

Phone number: 0421 958 597

Areas of specialty/expertise: Holistic Counselling and Sound healing. Supporting women (adults). Special interest in the nervous system and liberation centered support for women of colour with a social justice lens. I utilise a blend of talk therapy, meditation & breathwork, art therapy, mindful nutrition, menstrual cycle awareness, sound/energy healing, somatic/emotional release and ritual.

Yes taking on new clients

English only language

PRIYANKA MALHOTRA

Clinical Psychologist
Co-Founder: Recognize Psychology

Website: https://recognizepsychology.com.au/

Socials: Recognize Psychology IG

Accreditation: BSc (Psych), BHsc Hons, MPsych (Couns.), MAPS

Email: info@recognizepsychology.com

Phone: (03) 9008 9908
Location: Malvern Victoria 3144

Areas of specialty: I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I resonate with a values-based, mindful approach to managing the mind and its thoughts/emotions. I have also recently completed EMDR training (the 'gold standard' in PTSD treatment and working with trauma).

Languages: English and Hindi

APURVA NARGUNDKA

Director & Principal Psychologist
Luminare Psychology

Profession: Registered Psychologist

Website: https://www.luminarepsychology.com/
Location: Melbourne (VIC) and Telehealth 
Contact email: enquiries@luminarepsychology.com
Areas of specialty: Anxiety, LGBTQIA+ and gender diversity, culturally informed & responsive counselling, women’s mental health 

Currently taking new clients? Yes

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