Psychiatry

What is it?

At The LightHouse we have a team of highly qualified, consultant psychiatrists who are medical doctors with specific training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment of mental illnesses; they are licensed to prescribe medication based on an individual’s mental health needs. We also have psychiatrists with specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction and other areas.

Who needs it ?

People come to see a psychiatrist for many reasons, from troubles coping with the stresses of everyday life to severe mental illnesses like bipolar disorder.

Your doctor may refer you to a psychiatrist – or you may seek help independently – for concerns including:

  • Addictions
  • Aggressive and violent behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Attention problems
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Mood disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Personality disorders
  • Prenatal/postnatal depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-harming
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts

Therapies and services

  • Psychiatric consultations
  • Medication management for teens and adults with conditions including depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, stress, adjustment issues, trauma, aggressive behaviour, phobias, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, and ADHD
  • Seminars on mental wellbeing and psychiatry
  • Medico-legal assessments, occupational health reports, and forensic psychiatric risk assessments

Our PSYCHIATRISTS


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confidential assessment.

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