Specialists

Venkat Naga

Dr. Venkat Naga holds M.B.B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P. is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has been working in various community mental health centres around Auckland. He specialised in Adult Psychiatry with a focus on helping patients with anxiety, clinical depression, A.D.H.D, A.S.D and other mood disorders.

He is dedicated to reaching the underlying root cause of the symptoms and provides conservative but effective medication management to help balance life. With extensive work experience around N.Z. and Australia, Venkat has developed cultural competence and associated clinically relevant knowledge to treat a diverse population.

Venkat channels his energy into serving well-proven, traditional evidence-based treatments, but is also very comfortable with updating himself on the latest clinically proven innovative therapies like r T.M.S. and pharmacology

Venkat believes the Gut-Brain connection is real and is currently performing clinical research at the University of Auckland to understand the effect of probiotics in depression. Venkat’s particular interest lies in mindfulness, philosophy, and culture.

Jeevithesh Shivanna

Dr. Jeevithesh Shivanna is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has been working in various mental health centres around Australia and NZ. He has around 20 years of working in Psychiatry and hopes to bring his expertise in an individually tailored, Recovery-Based and multi-disciplinary team approach to a more discerning demographic seeking specialist help in their journey to better quality of life.

He is specialized in Adult Psychiatry with following areas of interests

– Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Dysthymia, Adjustment Disorder) 
– Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorders, Phobias, OCD) 
– Adult ADHD  
– Psychosis (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Brief Psychotic Disorder, etc.)

– Trauma and Stress Related disorders (e.g. PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder)