Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in the assessment and treatment of mental health issues/ disorders in children and adolescents. Almost 1 in 7 Australian children suffer from a mental disorder. ADHD is the most common mental disorder in Australian children followed by anxiety disorders and depressive disorders. Children need to be understood in various contexts- developmental, educational, social and cultural to name but a few. We at DPP, will undertake a thorough assessment of your child and bring together all factors in order to make a diagnosis and plan treatment. We will provide some or all aspects of the treatment plan in discussion with you.

Adult Psychiatry

Our psychiatrists provide assessment, treatment and follow-up of most psychiatric disorders.
The following is a list of conditions that the psychiatrists have special interests in:

  • General Psychiatry
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Transcultural Psychiatry
  • Depression during pregnancy and in the post-natal period

Our psychiatrists have extensive experience in psychopharmacology (medication prescribing) having many years of experience of treating clients who have previously not responded adequately to medication.

Darwin ADHD Clinic

As part of Darwin Private Psychiatry Clinic, we specialise in delivering comprehensive, holistic evidence-based assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and adults in Darwin who may be experiencing ADHD and ASD (Autistic spectrum disorder) and related problems. Our 2 consultant psychiatrists and clinical psychologist have special interest in ADHD (children, adolescents and adults) and co-occurring mental health difficulties. We provide a comprehensive multifaceted treatment approach (psychological and medication) individually tailored to your needs. The assessment involve consultation with one of our experienced consultants and if required a neuropsychological assessment by our psychologist along with range of evidenced based screening / psychometric tools. Our consultants are also experienced in other range of mental health issues/ disorders. In order to be able to access your Medicare rebate for the assessment, please ask your GP to make a referral to us. Please click on the link below.

Forensic Psychiatry

Our specialists also have expertise in the field of Forensic Psychiatry and can provide forensic reports (Civil, family law). Please contact us to discuss your requirement.

Some of the areas of civil forensic reports that we cover are:

  • Trauma and Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Personal Injury
  • Mental Disability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Decision making capacity around drafting a will, making lifestyle and financial decisions
  • Driving ability
  • Capacity issues
  • Reports requested by Insurance companies

Psychology Services

Children services:

Assessments, including cognitive assessment, behavioural assessment, and neurodevelopmental assessments, developmental screening for young infants, behavioural interventions, counselling and therapy, liaison with paediatricians and parenting and positive behaviour support.

Adult services:

Counselling and therapy for a number of issues, including problem solving, parenting support, perinatal mental health support, adjustment and transitions to life stages, social and emotional development, anxiety, depression, and relationships.


We are able to provide Telepsychiatry for remote and rural clients. It may be possible to do bulk billing for this purpose