Family & Couple Therapist
– Master of Family Therapy
– Grad. Cert. Couple Therapy
– Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapy
– Dip. Family Therapy
– Grad. Cert. Emotional Problems of Childhood.
– B. App. Sc. [Nursing]
David is a practicing Family & Couple Therapist with over 40 years experience in Mental Health Service. He is the Founding Director of The Delta Clinic since 2010, a private “one stop therapy centre” specialising in Child & Adolescent Mental Health in Baulkham Hills, (Sydney) Australia.
David has over 25 years experience working with Children and Adolescents with serious Emotional & Behavioural issues, or Mental Health problems, & their Families. He was the Senior Nursing Manager of Redbank House, a specialist Mental Health Tertiary service for Children & Adolescents in Western Sydney and has worked for 15 years in the Catholic School System as an outreach Family Therapist/Consultant and School Counsellor.
David’s broad experienced in Acute Adult Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Trans-cultural Mental Health, School Systems and Systemic Training as well as his experience in Family Dispute Resolution and Management have enriched his understanding and enabled him to appreciate the complexity of Mental Health concerns by parents in relation to their children’s challenges.
David has worked for 5 years providing Consultation Liaison Services in the Emergency Department of a major Teaching Hospital. He has developed innovative approaches in working systemically with Suicidal Depressed Adolescents at point of crisis, ADHD and Family System and School Refusal. He finds discovering and mobilising resources in the “system” and looking for competence is a more positive and liberating experience for his clients and families.
Since 2005, David has ongoing Advanced Family Therapy Training and Supervision under the guidance of Professor Maurizio Andolfi, Master Family Therapist and Director of the prestigious Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare in Rome, Italy.
In July 2016, David launched the Graduate Diploma of Multi-generation Family Therapy, a joint project with the Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare in Rome, Italy.
Dr Sujay Sringeri comes to Delta Clinic with a wealth of experience in the field of Adult Psychiatry. His training from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences [NIMHANS], the most prestigious training organisation in Bangalore, India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and Member of the Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry.
He is a highly regarded Clinician and has special interests in Neuropsychiatry, Adult ADHD, Personality Disorder, Mood Disorder and Cultural Psychiatry – Cross Cultural presentation of psychiatric illness, cultural meaning of psychiatric symptoms, Ethnopsychopharmacology.
In particular, Dr Sringeri’s interest in ADHD management and treatment will now complement a comprehensive “team approach” at the Delta Clinic’s vision of offering a service across lifespan.
Dr. Kam Wong is a highly respected Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in private practice in Sydney, Australia. He has a wide range of experience in treating different disorders across all age groups and diverse cultures. His background and practice include Individual Therapy, Family and Group Therapies and Neurolinguistic Programming.
Dr. Wong is a Medical Specialist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Member of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Diplomate of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Apart from his practice as a Clinician, Dr Wong has been involved in the training of Medical Students, Psychiatric Registrars, Counsellors and Psychologists. He is a Supervisor for Psychiatric Registrars, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. He is a regular speaker at Mental Health Conferences and Seminars both in Australia and overseas. He regularly lectures in South East Asian and Far East nations.
As a Physician and Therapist, Dr. Kam Wong believes everyone has a basic right to good physical and psychological health. His approach is to empower individuals and their families to manage their problems and disorders, and he has helped many towards optimum health and achieving their full potential in life.
Dr Wong is the director of Healthy Mind Concepts Pty. Ltd. which is a company dedicated to the promotion and education of psychological health among the general population. Dr Wong is also the creator of the Anxiety Toolkit, Stress Toolkit, Depression Toolkit, Emotion Regulation Toolkit, Distressing Emotion Toolkit, Calm Optimizer, Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Positive Child Management and a series of Mindfulness Exercises which are all Home-Based Self-Help Programs designed for the general public. Please log onto www.healthymindconcepts.com for more information.
Suparna is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and an M. Phil (2-year fellowship) in the area of Clinical Psychology from India’s premier institute, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). She possesses a high level of competency and many years experience in Counselling, Instruction and Psycho-Diagnostics in the areas of Adult, Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Suparna describes herself as integrative and creative in her approach to therapy and draws on Systemic and Psychodynamic as well as Cognitive and Behavioural therapies. A particular area of interest for Suparna is long-term therapy, especially using the Schema Therapy Model and working with difficulties of childhood origin. She has considerable experience working with long-term patterns related to early experiences.
Suparna ran her own successful private practice and consultancy overseas for ten years where she worked with a wide range of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, couple counselling, child and family therapy, workplace issues, adjusting to life transitions, challenges and change, generalised anxiety disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder. Suparna is a Multi-lingual Therapist, she speaks fluent English, Hindi and Marathi.
In addition to working with adults, Suparna has considerable experience working with children and families. She has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, providing assessment, play therapy, social stories and parental counselling and family therapy. Suparna also has experience in preparing Functional Behaviour Analysis for children and young people with disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and severe behaviour concerns.
Dr. Philip Tam is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with more than 15 years experience in both the public and private sector. Originally from the UK, where he did his basic medical degree and junior training, he moved to Sydney in 1999.
He has a wide range of clinical interests and expertise within the broad field of child psychiatry, including treating depressive and anxiety disorders, ADHD, autistic-spectrum disorders and other complex mental health difficulties. He places an emphasis on the family and broader social/educational environment on both how these shape the development of a client’s condition, and how they can be addressed and improved to assist in the journey to recovery. He gives particular emphasis to any relevant cultural or trans-cultural aspects which may be relevant to the client.
Dr. Tam is also an acknowledged Australian and global pioneer in the emerging field of ‘internet-related psychology’ (sometimes dubbed ‘internet addiction’), and is currently involved in many local and international research projects in this area. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on this topic for general and professional audiences, presents lectures and workshops on this, and regularly comments in the international media. He co-presents a free series on iTunes podcasts on this topic – ‘The Healthy Digital Diet’, and in 2011 helped set up Australia’s first public-service information and website to assist families – please visit www.niira.org.au
May Lam is a softly spoken and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, and families. She aims to support clients and/or families through providing warmth, validation, and a space to reflect, as well as suggesting strategies from evidenced-based approaches to help improve their lives.
She completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychogy at UNSW and a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University.
She has over 12 years of experience working with moderate to severe mental health problems in children and adolescents. She has worked at Mt Druitt Child and Family Team as well as Campbelltown, Liverpool and Fairfield Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She has also worked with children and adolescents in private practice settings in Wetherill Park, Campbelltown and Baulkam Hills.
May has been trained and accredited in numerous evidenced-based approaches such as Circle of Security, Triple P, DBT, Family Connections Program for BPD, Trauma Focussed CBT, and Bringing Up Great Kids. She has also undergone training in family systems as well as play therapy, and adopts these principles in assisting families. She is able to provide therapy to children/adolescents/adults individually as well as through group therapy. She also provides parenting strategies and support.
She has had extensive experience with a range of disorders such as ADHD, ODD, anxiety (such as separation anxiety, GAD, specific phobias), OCD, depression, PTSD, grief, Tourette’s Syndrome, autism, self harm, suicidal behaviours, BPD, sleep problems, and HSC stress.
May has also worked with adults with moderate to severe mental health problems at Mission Australia for over 5 years. She has also treated adults in private practice. She has worked with adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, psychosis, bipolar, work stress, and relationship difficulties.
In addition to providing psychological therapy, May has experience in providing supervision at different levels – from trainees through to peers who have been working for over a decade. She has supervised Clinical Psychology students from various universities for over 5 years on placement in ICAMHS. She is currently supervising Clinical Masters students at Western Sydney University at the University Psychology Clinic. She conducts individual and group supervision for up to 9 students per day. May thoroughly enjoys providing supervision and is able to supervise trainees, registrars and Psychologists, and Clinical Psychologists.
Sumana is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has more than 25 years of experience as a Social Worker in the field of Mental Health. She is a registered Medicare provider as well as a registered ATAPS provider in Mental Health. She has worked more than 15 years in Acute Mental Health Settings in Australia.
Sumana applies a holistic approach while assisting Clients and Families presenting with complex Psychosocial and Mental Health issues. She has extensive skills and experience in developing an individualized recovery plan and works toward achieving recovery goals within the context of Solution Focused, Systemic and Psychological Theories. Sumana is a calm, caring and empathic Professional. Her approach provides a safe and secure environment for Clients to work towards their recovery. She upholds the following values in her Clinical Practice :
• Hope – Individual and Families can and do overcome the complex Psychosocial barriers
• Holism – Recovery encompasses individual and Families’ whole life
• Respect – Protection of Individual and Families’ rights
• Working in partnership with Consumers and Carers
• Respecting diversity – Respect for Age, Gender, Religion, Culture, Sexual Orientation, etc.
• Empowerment, Self-determination and Self-direction – Consumer/Family determine their own recovery process
• Excellence – Service provided to the highest possible standards of practice
• Comprehensive Mental Health and Psychosocial Assessments
• Social Work intervention for Psychosocial issues
• Individual / Group Psycho-education (motivational interviewing)
• Counselling / Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Grief / Loss, Domestic Violence, Interpersonal problems and other Mental Health Issues
• Skills Training – Problem Solving, Anger Management, Social Skills , Training and Communication
• Non-directed Pregnancy Counselling
• Home visits available if required
Tamil and Kannada (South Indian languages)
Peta comes to us with a wealth of experience. She spent 19 years in the field of child care working with street children and children in care from broken homes. She was Health Care Co-ordinator for 5 years at St Vincent’s Boys Home Westmead working with Dr Russell White, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. Peta was Co-ordinator of the Pre-Adoptive Programme also a Play Therapist for sexually abused Children at Centacare Catholic Family Welfare. She also worked in the Health Science Education Dept. Paediatrics at Westmead Hospital.
Peta has a Diploma in Public Relations & Journalism, Australian College of Journalism. She has a Child Care Certificate, she conducted Education Seminars for Parents & Health Professionals on Child Development / Health & Safety issues within local schools and community.
For the last 7 years she has been working in administration with Associate Professor Dr Michael Kohn in the Adolescent & Young Adults Medical Unit Westmead Hospital.
You will find Peta caring and passionate about her work. She has tremendous capacity to connect with children, adolescent and their parents.