Dr. Ashlesha Bagadia is a Perinatal Psychiatrist and Family Psychotherapist with 2 decades of clinical experience. After graduating in medicine from India, she completed basic psychiatry training at St George’s Hospital, London, obtaining Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. She then moved to Australia and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists with advanced training in Family Systems Psychotherapy. She then spent a year training in perinatal psychiatry and women’s mental health from the University of Toronto, Canada. She works across the spectrum of disorders in adults and her main areas of expertise are personality disorders and mental health issues in pregnancy & post partum.
Ghizala Jafri is a Registered Psychologist and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. She provides counseling/psychological intervention and has a special interest in mental health, adolescence, relationships, and cross-cultural issues. She has extensive experience in mental health, and a specific interest in PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, Drug and Alcohol Issues, Borderline Structures, and Relationship/Family Issues. She has completed her training in Australia. She is trained (to name a few) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CALD, and Indigenous Specific Therapy. In addition to English, she speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Fiji Indian and has an in-depth knowledge of collectivist cultures. She takes a holistic approach and focuses on psycho-education, symptoms management, re-framing perspectives, sleep hygiene, skills development, breathing exercises, mindfulness, self-care, and nurturing connections.
Dr Reza Abdollahnejad is a Clinical Psychologist from the Australian Psychology Board. He is also a credential DBT clinician. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society & College of Clinical Psychologists (MAPS), the American Psychological Association (APA), Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) as well as The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). He has been working as a clinical psychologist for over 20 years with a variety of client groups, in both public and private settings. He has been working broadly across mental health and university settings. He is also a senior clinical lecturer. His approach to therapy draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing, to best help clients with a variety of issues. Dr Reza Abdollahnejad speaks English, Persian/Dari, and Turkish/Azeri.
Dr Janaki Rajagopalan has more than 15 years of experience in psychiatry and has worked as a consultant psychiatrist for more than 10 years. She originally trained as a psychiatrist in India and moved to Australia where she has worked in different states but primarily in Newcastle NSW as a general adult psychiatrist. She has experience in treating psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders. She has a special interest in long term psychodynamic therapy for borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders.
Her qualifications are:
Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (FRANZCP)
Member of Royal College of Psychiatry, Edinburgh (MRCPsych)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Delhi University
Doctor of Medicine, Psychiatry (MD Psychiatry), Delhi University
Diplomate of National Board of Education (DNB), National Board of Education, Delhi
Dr. Raja completed his medical graduation degree (MBBS) and post-graduation specialist medical degree ( MD Psychiatry ) in India. After working in India as a specialist he moved to work in Australia in 2013 for expanding his skills further in Psychiatry. He successfully achieved the Fellowship of Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and currently working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in public mental health service in Australia. In addition to general mental health problems, his areas of interest include managing addiction-related problems, adult ADHD, and neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Venkatesh is a fellow with The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists FRANZCP, and has been working in the busy public mental health system for many years. She has her special interests in First episode Psychosis, mood disorders including Bipolar disorder, Depression, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Venkatesh provides telehealth consultations with HelloDoc to patients with a variety range of mental health conditions.