Dr. Sangeetha Makielan
MD (Hons), FRANZCP,
Consultant Infant, Child & Perinatal Psychiatrist
A specialist medical doctor with extensive specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Sangeetha Makielan is passionate about working collaboratively with patients and offering a holistic approach to children’s mental health.
Brings over a decade of experience in psychiatry to her work with children, adolescents and new mums.
Runs a private practice with three clinics in Sydney and Central Coast.
Strongly believes the treatment of children is best when it involves the entire family.
Focuses on psychotherapy, using medication only when appropriate and necessary.
Believes that the most effective therapy involves a tailor-made approach.
Passionate about early Intervention in mental health.
Training and Qualifications
Dr Makielan completed her postgraduate foundation medical training in the United Kingdom before training at the Maudsley in London – the world’s oldest psychiatry institution.
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)
Accredited member of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (FCAP)
Holds an advanced certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Registered facilitator of the ‘Circle of Security’ Parenting Program.
Trained in autism diagnosis (ADOS-2 and ADI-R).
Extensive training in Psychotherapy.
Dr Makielan’s Inclusive Practice
Dr Makielan embraces families from culturally diverse backgrounds. She has worked with remote indigenous communities, speaks Tamil and Hindi. While Dr Makielan generally only sees new patients under the age of 18 years, she is happy to continue to provide care for existing patients into adulthood. This includes those patients who have been under the care of a Paediatrician until the age of 17. She also is happy to see adult patients solely for psychotherapy.
Dr Makielan’s Special Interests
Psychotherapy (individual, parent-child, adult), Giftedness and twice-exceptionality, Play therapy, family therapy, perinatal and infant psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry.
Dr Sangeetha Makielan's other practice locations
The Hills Clinic Hornsby
45 Palmerston Road
Hornsby, NSW, 2077
Tel: 1300 122 144
Tuesdays - 1:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital Woy Way - Central Coast
21 Vidler Avenue
Woy Woy, NSW, 2256
Tel: 02 4343 0265
Monday (fortnightly) - 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM