Uspace offers appointments with our clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, known as outpatient care, for both former patients and wider community members.

Referral process

To start the booking process for all psychiatrist and clinical psychologist appointments, please email a copy of your GP referral letter to

This referral is then sent onto one of the clinicians for approval. Once approved, the practice manager will contact you to make an appointment. Please allow up to two weeks for this process to be finalised as the specialists manage a high volume of referrals.


During your first visit, we’ll talk to you about how we work, the importance of confidentiality and how you’re involved in treatment decisions. If you have any questions prior to your first appointment however, please contact us. 

For parents and carers

At Uspace, we understand that seeking mental health services for your children can be fraught with fears and frustrations. We are committed to working with you, and other health professionals involved, to work out if our services are suitable.

During late adolescence and early adulthood, access to specialised mental health services is extremely limited, that’s why Uspace was the first purpose-built private mental health inpatient service for young adults in Australia. With the addition of our Day Program Services and the inclusion of consultation rooms, Uspace has a range of interventions and services specifically intended to respond to the needs of young adults experiencing mental ill health.  

Please feel free to contact us, using the details below, to determine if our services will meet the needs of you and your child.

Important information for patients

We encourage you to read through the information below so we can work with you to ensure you are informed and comfortable in our care. 

Contact Us

For information regarding private psychology and psychiatry appointments, please contact us via:


Phone: 02 8382 9760

Fax: 02 8382 9761

Uspace is located in the O'Brien Building on the St Vincent's Health Campus, right next door to St Vincent's Public Hospital. Outpatient and day programs are located on Level 6 which is accessible via the entrance on the corner of Victoria Street and Burton Street.

Meet our team

Prof Brakoulias is a consultant psychiatrist who is internationally recognised for his work with people suffering from obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. He is keen to improve treatment outcomes for people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder and has been recognised as a pioneer in early intervention for people suffering from this disorder. Read more...
Dr Rakusin is a consultant psychiatrist with a subspecialty interest in Youth Mental Health, she treats those aged 15-30 years, with a clinical focus on personality disorders, psychotic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, adult-ADHD and youth mental health. She has a particular interest in dynamic psychotherapy.
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A/Prof Paul Rhodes is a Consultant Psychologist for USpace. He is a couple and family therapist who specialises in child and adolescent mental health. You can learn more about A/Prof Rhodes here.
Prof Adam Guastella is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years in practice, specialising in the treatment of anxiety and social difficulties. You can learn more about Prof Guastella here.
Dr Richard Baker is the Deputy Director and a Consultant Psychiatrist at USpace. He provides psychiatric care for children, adolescents, young adults and their families, and has experience managing anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, addiction, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. You can learn more about Dr Baker here.

A/Prof Brooke Short is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Uspace with a clinical focus on mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, OCD, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. You can learn more about A/Prof Short here

Dr Nav Gill is a Consultant Psychiatrist at USpace, treating those aged 17-30 years. His clinical focus includes addiction/substance use disorders, adult-ADHD as well as mood, anxiety and psychotic spectrum disorders. You can learn more about Dr Gill here.
Dr Edema is a consultant psychiatrist at Uspace treating young people aged 16-24 years, with a clinical focus on youth mental health, ADHD, psychotic disorders, personality disorders and mood and anxiety disorders. Dr Edema is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).

Dr Edema strives to foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship with his patients. He believes in involving the patient's clinical and personal supports whenever appropriate. The treatments and interventions he provides are tailored to each individual and are informed by a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment and formulation.  Read his profile

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