Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrists

Our team of dedicated psychiatrists work to create lasting change in the lives of our clients.


Dr Amin Gharaie 

  • MD, FRACGP, FRANZCP, Cert. Child Adol. Psych, Cert. Psychotherapy Psych. (Family and Couples)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Family Therapist Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy Inc.
  • Senior Lecturer at Griffith University

Dr Amin Gharaie – Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (Gold Coast, Brisbane) (www.dramingharaie.com.au)

Dr Amin Gharaie

Dr Amin Gharaie is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who started his private practice on the Gold Coast in 2019 before moving to Family Nurture in May 2022. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He worked as the Clinical Director for headspace Early Psychosis on the Gold Coast for several years, before moving to full-time private practice in June 2022. He enjoys his private practice as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr Amin additionally has his Psychotherapy Certificate in Family and Couples Therapy. He is the first Child & Adolescent psychiatrist who achieved this certificate from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He has his private practice room in Family Nurture in the Gold Coast region, trying his best to help children and their families with a range of mental health conditions.

Dr Gharaie has over twenty years of clinical experience in medicine. Besides having his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP), he has his General Psychiatry fellowship from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (FRANZCP). He also has his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry sub-specialty certificate and Psychotherapy Certificate in Family and Couples Therapy. Mainly, as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, he works with children and adolescents affected by mental illness and other psychological problems. He uses different treatment modalities. These include individual and family interventions while he uses medications to treat a range of conditions, where appropriate.

Dr Gharaie worked as a General Practitioner on the Gold Coast for several years. This period was after several years of working as a GP and emergency doctor in other states and overseas. Dr Amin has considerable experience diagnosing and managing a broad range of mental health conditions. Dr Gharaie provides care for children with Mood Disorders, Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Psychosis, PTSD, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr Gharaie has undertaken training in Family Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy, and he is a registered educator of the Circle of Security Parenting Program.

Dr Gharaie actively trained and supervised psychiatric registrars employed with the Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Services.

Dr Gharaie speaks both English and Farsi (Persian). He has extensive local knowledge and is familiar with private and public mental health systems. Additionally, he has links with numerous health professionals in the area by working in the Gold Coast region as a GP, psychiatric registrar and currently a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Last but not least, as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, he sees children and young people under 18 years of age in his private practice. Dr Gharaie does not provide telehealth consultations as an initial or ongoing appointment, so please consider this before making an appointment. He only provides face-to-face consultation at the clinic.

Dr. Laura Robertson 

  • MBChB, MRCPsych (UK), FRANZCP
  • Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Laura Robertson, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr Laura Robertson, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Robertson – Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist – Gold Coast Brisbane (drlaurarobertson.com.au)

Dr. Laura Robertson is a general psychiatrist who completed her advanced certificate in child and adolescent psychiatry. She is a UK national and obtained her medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2009. Following completion of basic post graduate training, she entered general practice training before commencing psychiatry training in 2014. She had the opportunity to work in various areas of psychiatric practice in the public system in the UK and following completion of her membership exams with the Royal College of Psychiatry she moved to the Gold Coast in 2018.

Since arriving on the Gold Coast, Dr. Robertson has continued to work in psychiatry in the public sector, completing the requirements to become a fellow with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry in December 2022. During the later years, she has sub-specialised in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is in the final stages of completing her Child and Adolescent Certificate.

Dr. Robertson has had experience working with people across different parts of the life cycle and presenting with various psychiatric concerns. More recently, she has been working with young people under 18 years of age, and she will continue to provide services to children and young people under the age of 18 years and their families. Dr. Robertson provides care for children with Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Psychosis, Trauma and PTSD, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders but has a particular interest in working with young people who have been impacted by trauma and attachment difficulties.

Dr. Robertson believes in providing a truly holistic approach to young people and their families, which is tailored to their individual needs. This includes, where appropriate, evidence based psychopharmacological interventions but with a strong emphasis on supplementing this with other non-pharmacological based interventions. Dr. Robertson is committed to providing the best support and interventions for the young people with whom she engages with the hopes of supporting all on their recovery journey.

Dr Robertson – Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist – Gold Coast Brisbane (drlaurarobertson.com.au)