At Mind Oasis Clinic, our team of clinicians offer assessment and ongoing management to patients with various mental health conditions as below.
We welcome new referrals, second opinion, and Work-Cover management for patients age between age 16 to 65.
Areas of Practice & Services
Depression/ Mood Disorders
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
What is a Psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialise in mental health care. They are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of mental health conditions. Psychiatrists evaluate all of your mental and physical symptoms, make a diagnosis, and work with you to develop a management plan for your treatment and recovery. Psychiatrists are responsible for choosing and implementing a variety of therapies, medication and treatment courses.
What are the common reasons why someone might see a psychiatrist
- Depressed or low mood that doesn’t go away
- Feelings of crippling anxiety and panic
- Suicidal thoughts
- Thoughts to hurt other people
- Excessive stress
- A continuous stream of negative thoughts
- Auditory or visual hallucinations
- Disjointed thoughts
- Obsessive behaviours and compulsions
- Emotional outbursts
- Out of control alcohol or drug use
- Autism, mental disability, childhood trauma, and so on
What treatments can a psychiatrist provide?
Psychiatrists are medical professionals who are certified to provide both psychological treatments in the form of therapies and also prescribe medication for your mental condition. Psychiatrists can also modify treatments prescribed by other psychiatrists and psychologists if a patient is referred to them.
Psychiatrists can advise patients about the nature of the treatments, their benefits, side effects and their costs. They can suggest hospitalisation or rehabilitation to the patient if so required.
What training does a psychiatrist have?
Any psychiatrist wishing to practice in Australia must have completed a cumulative of at least 11 years of medical study and practical training from a university/practice that is under the purview of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Psychiatrists in Australia must be registered with their respective state medical boards to be licensed to operate.
Areas of Practice & Services
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Developmental Delay including Speech
Bedwetting and Voiding Dysfunction
What is a paediatrician?
What are the common reasons why someone might see a paediatrician?
What treatments can a pardiatrician provide?
What training does a paediatrician have?
Range of Services
Muscle and Joint Pain
What is a pain specialist?
A pain management specialist is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. Pain is actually a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain and sometimes a combination of these. Pain can also arise for many different reasons such as surgery, injury, nerve damage, and metabolic problems such as diabetes. Occasionally, pain can even be the problem all by itself, without any obvious cause at all.
As the field of medicine learns more about the complexities of pain, it has become more important to have physicians with specialised knowledge and skills to treat these conditions. An in-depth knowledge of the physiology of pain, the ability to evaluate patients with complicated pain problems, understanding of specialised tests for diagnosing painful conditions, appropriate prescribing of medications to varying pain problems, and skills to perform procedures (such as nerve blocks, spinal injections and other interventional techniques) are all part of what a pain management specialist uses to treat pain. In addition, the broad variety of treatments available to treat pain is growing rapidly and with increasing complexity. With an increasing number of new and complex drugs, techniques, and technologies becoming available every year for the treatment of pain, the pain management physician is uniquely trained to use this new knowledge safely and effectively to help his or her patients. Finally, the pain management specialist plays an important role in coordinating additional care such as physical therapy, psychological therapy, and rehabilitation programs in order to offer patients a comprehensive treatment plan with a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of their pain.
What are the common reasons why someone might see a pain specialist?
Persistent pain after surgery e.g. knees, hip, abdomen, pelvis, spine
Severe pain not suitable for surgical management e.g. arthritis with multiple comorbidities
Pain from repetitive strain injury e.g. shoulder or back pain
Pain of unclear diagnosis impacting on daily activities
What treatments can a pain specialist provide?
The spectrum of care provided by a pain specialist includes prescribing medication, co-ordinating rehabilitative services, performing pain relieving procedures, counselling patients and families, directing a multidisciplinary team, co-operating with other healthcare professionals and liaising with public and private agencies.
What training does a pain specialist have?
In Australia and New Zealand, a career in pain medicine is generally obtained by qualifying as a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). The fellowship in pain medicine is an “add-on” specialist degree. Thus, those wishing to enter the field usually will have or be training toward a specialist qualification in one of the participating specialties, namely anaesthesia, medicine, surgery, psychiatry or rehabilitation medicine.
Entry into pain medicine training has been broadened to include Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners or a faculty or chapter of one of the participating colleges (other than the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine).
Areas of Practice & Services
Addictive or Self Destructive Behavior
Family and Relationship
Grief and loss
What is a psychologist?
Psychologists are regulated professionals trained in the science of how people think, feel, behave and learn. Their goal is to put this knowledge of human thinking and behaviour, to help people, communities, and society in general to solve day-to-day problems and improve quality of life. They assess patients and help patients cope with their mental conditions and stresses through counselling and talk therapy.
What are the common reasons why someone might see a psychologist
What treatments can a psychologist provide?
Psychologists provide counselling and specific therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness therapy, motivational therapy. They are not medical doctors and cannot prescribe medication.
What training does a psychologist have?
In Australia, a practising psychologist must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
All registered practising psychologists are required to have a minimum of six years of university training and supervised experience, and to engage in ongoing education to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
They must also adhere to certain strict standards to keep their registration, and must provide professional services according to a strict code ethics written by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Range of Services
Planning & Management Skills
Healthier Self-esteem and Relationships
Time Management Skills
A Greater Sense of Self-efficacy
What is an ADHD Coach?
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes people to face difficulties with executive functioning abilities. These functions are vital since they regulate many complex brain processes, such as planning, organization, motivation, focus, time management, impulse control, working memory, problem solving, and goal achievement.
ADHD coaches work collaboratively with our ADHD clients to help them better manage their ADHD condition. The focus is on instilling the patient with the discipline, structure and self-control that they need to lead more fulfilling lives.
What are the common reasons why someone might see an ADHD coach?
Poor planning skills
Poor time management
Short attention span
Poor prioritisation skills
Low social communication skills
High stress and social anxiety
Poor multitasking ability
Personal boundary issues
What treatments can an ADHD coach provide?
ADHD coaches can provide patients with strategies to cope with their unique personal and professional challenges. They will provide customised action plans that patients need to implement for increased self-efficacy and personal discipline.
ADHD coaches focus on individual motivation and individual development. They don’t necessarily deal with psychological issues but provide support to patients to enable them to lead more fulfilling lives.
What training does a specialist ADHD Coach have?
ADHD coaches in Australia need to be trained and accredited by internationally-recognised institutes like ADD Coaching Academy (ADDCA) or International Coach Federation (ICF), and must have completed the required years of study and supervised practice to be able to practice in Australia.