Based on a Clinical Model developed by leading Australian Psychiatrists including Professor Gordon Parker at the world renowned Black Dog Institute (previously the Mood Disorders Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital established in 1985), The Lawson Clinic is at the cutting edge of depression & bipolar disorder treatment in Australia.
Our team of specialist psychiatrists and psychologists (both male and female) see patients from 14 years of age upwards. We attract patients from across NSW, interstate and overseas with many patients travelling long distances to attend our exclusive Clinic on Sydney’s North Shore.
Telepsychiatry & Rural Communities
In 2002 the Black Dog Institute, led by Professor Gordon Parker, conceived the MAP as a computerized assessment program that would capture the consolidated clinical expertise and decision making of clinical research psychiatrists who had worked at the Mood Disorders Unit (now part of the Black Dog Institute) since 1985.
New Lawson Clinic patients spend approximately one hour entering information into the online app. The data is transferred to the Black Dog Institute where a computer prepares a comprehensive report which is provided to the referring psychiatrist at The Lawson Clinic.
Our favourite word is de-stigmatisation. . .
* R.A.N.Z.C.P. Fellowship is held by all Lawson Clinic psychiatrists.
Meet our team
Dr Michael Williamson – Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Williamson is a senior psychiatrist who specialises in borderline personality and mood related disorders.
Dr Gary Galambos – Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Galambos is a dynamic Sydney psychiatrist, known for his excellent clinical skills, compassion and commitment to his patients.
Dr Caryl Barnes – Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Barnes is a leading psychiatrist in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.
Dr Rene de Monchy – Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr de Monchy is an experienced psychiatrist who works with both adolescents and adults.
Staff here are always courteous and respectful and most helpful.
I was diagnosed with bipolar II and thought that it was the end of the world but you gave me hope and got me better.
Living in rural Australia with a mental health problem has been challenging because there are no local psychiatrists. Since 2 years ago I have been accessing the Lawson Clinic’s psychiatrists via Telehealth video conferencing. Wow… have things improved for me. It’s like having your own private psychiatrist without the need to travel 5 hours to Sydney.
I would like to express my appreciation of the intelligent, compassionate and creative care that you provided to my partner. You gave her a strong sense of personal being, and a sense of being valued, despite her illness.
I am writing to say how impressed I am with the sophistication of your clinic. Having not completely recovered, my psychiatrist suggested that he present my case to the Lawson Peer Review Panel. About 7 Lawson psychiatrists considered my case including Professor Gordon Parker. They explained their opinion to me and the treatment they suggested has kept me well.
The assistance you offer cannot be found any where else. I am now in remission and love life.
I am completely satisfied with my psychiatrist. Without her, I would not have made it.
Your clinic is warm and friendly.
My psychiatrist is excellent. Very easy to talk to, yet professional and up to date with the latest techniques and ideas for treatment.