Consultant Psychiatrist, NEST Family Clinic
Dr Barbara James is a consultant psychiatrist at NEST Family Clinic in Hawthorn. After she completed her initial study and internship, Barbara completed psychiatric training in General Adult Psychiatry and also Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through the Alfred Hospital. Barbara has developed a collaborative approach to the care of children and adolescents, incorporating other healthcare professionals to improve outcomes. She is interested in a holistic perspective incorporating evidence based nutrition, mindfulness and lifestyle change. Barbara is also experienced in supporting young people and families in decision-making around psychotropic medication, where this is indicated.