Dr Ghassan is an Advanced Psychiatric Registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry with an extensive experience of more than 12 years in mental health which includes working in public and private mental health services. Apart from the private work at Kooky Clinic, Dr Ghassan works part-time at Headspace Early Psychosis program in Southport as a Senior Medical officer.
Dr Ghassan believes that mental health issues and personal vulnerabilities can turn to an opportunity for growth and self-fulfilment through introspection, self-care, emotional connectedness and deep understanding of the impact of lived experiences on our psychological, social and physical wellbeing. Hence, his preferred clinical approach is psychodynamic and systemic approaches which focus on the person’s suffering through the lens of emotional and relational connections as the cornerstone for our humane experiences and the starting point for healing and recovery.
Dr Ghassan has extensive experience in different mental health conditions including mood disorders, psychotic disorders,PTSD,anxiety disorders,OCD, and child and adolescent mental health issues.
Dr Ghassan also has a special interest in psychotherapy, with particular interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and he is trained in other psychotherapeutic modalities including CBT and family therapy.