Dr Ravi Srinivasaraju MBBS, MD, FRANZCP Consultant Psychiatrist
Ravi is a Consultant Psychiatrist working both in Private Practice and in Public Mental Health Service at Mercy Hospitals VIC Ltd where he holds a position as Director of Training for Junior medical doctors. In addition, he also is a Subject Tutor for Discipline of Psychiatry at UoM (University of Melbourne)
Areas of Interest: Occupational Mental Health, Work-Cover, DVA and Adolescent Mental health
Occupational mental health and rehabilitation is his area of interest and has significant experience in liaison with WorkSafe VIC and various Return to Work specialists. He is currently accepting New referrals with WorkCover involvement assisting in assessment, diagnosis and treatment at R2R Health clinic.
Ms. Josie Catania BA Grad Dip, MPsych (Clin), MAPS Clinical Psychologist
Josie is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience in both the public and private sector. Over the years she has developed excellent mental health assessment and treatment skills across a range of conditions. She has been recognised for her specialist skills in this sector and is currently employed part time as a senior clinical psychologist and eating disorder coordinator at Midwest Area Mental Health Service. As part of her role as a eating disorder coordinator, Josie provides ongoing support and secondary consultations to primary care providers such as General Practitioners and Dietitians.
Josie’s experience in the private sector has seen her further enhance her excellent treatment skills with high prevalence disorders such as panic, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder, depression and eating disorders. Josie is able to provide treatment of choice psychological interventions, including CBT and Schema Therapy as well as evidenced based treatment for eating disorders such as CBT-E, CBT-GSH, CBT-AR, and, Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for Anorexia Nervosa (SSCM). Josie provides treatment for individuals ranging from late adolescence through to older aged. She is registered as provider of psychological services to individuals referred through Medicare, Access to Allied Psychological Services, Eating Disorder Treatment Plans, and DVA.
Mr. Michael Gurr DClinPsych, GDipSci (Psychology) Clinical Psychologist
Michael Gurr is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in providing psychological therapies to help people overcome emotional difficulties and to reach their goals.
Michael has experience working in both public mental health and in private practice and has completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Michael has undergone training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) as well as Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy and Mindfulness.
Michael is very passionate about and focused on taking the approach that is going to be effective in helping each person reach their goals. This means working together in a safe and supportive environment to figure out what your goals are, how to achieve them and then being supported to do the work needed. In some instances this means that a very structured approach will be adopted while at other times a more varied way of working together may be appropriate.
Michael has worked with people with a wide range of emotional difficulties. This includes working with to low mood, elevated mood, anxiety, or difficulties regulating mood. Working on relieving the emotional distress and living a fulfilling valued life often means working with common triggers that can lead to emotional difficulties such as stress, difficult interpersonal relationships, trauma, loss, pain, experiencing voices or other unusual perceptual experiences, and difficult early life experiences. It also means working on the ways that we cope with these difficulties that can sometimes be unhelpful, such as substance use, avoidance, anger, working too hard, and self-attack.