Psychiatrist

Dr Cathrin Kusuma - Psychiatrist
MBBS , Master of Psychiatry, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
 

Cathrin is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and currently works as a consultation–liaison and perinatal psychiatrist within the Sunshine Hospital Perinatal Mental Health Service.

She has extensive experience in perinatal psychiatry, and completed her advanced training at the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Werribee Mercy Mother Baby outpatient clinic.

Cathrin has worked in a range of perinatal settings, including at the Bendigo Parent Infant Unit, where she led a team of nurses and Psychiatrists in training before she was asked to lead the new Perinatal Mental Health Service at Sunshine Hospital.

Cathrin has experience in treating a wide range of mental health conditions in the perinatal period and is able to advise about medications during this vulnerable time. She also utilises elements of various psychotherapies (Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy, psychodynamic therapy) in her treatment, and aims to provide a holistic assessment and treatment plan. 

Cathrin is passionate about the mental health of mums because it affects the health of the whole family.

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