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Introducing Clinical Director – Dr Tessa Cookson

Kylie Beattie | Friday, December 13th, 2019

| Updates |

Byron Private is excited to announce the appointment of Dr Tessa Cookson as Clinical Director of Byron Private Treatment Centre.

A Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry, Dr Cookson leads Byron Private’s clinical team supported by addictions specialist Dr Anthony Solomon, psychiatrist Dr Jedda Shutz and psychologist Ben Schiller.

As Clinical Director, Dr Cookson brings extensive experience in treating a full range of mental health conditions, including complex trauma, substance use disorders, mood and anxiety disorders and the full spectrum of eating disorders. Dr Cookson’s approach is recovery orientated, working closely with individuals in determining treatment pathways, incorporating evidence base lifestyle interventions, medication management and a range of therapies.

Dr Tessa Cookson Clinical Director

Dr Cookson brings a depth of experience in a broad range of mental health services in both the public and private sector that includes community based health rehabilitation and current sub-acute mental health work at the Byron Bay Hospital. Dr Cookson is also involved in a variety of academic roles with universities Australia wide.


If you would like to know more about Byron Private’s treatment program or would like to arrange a time to view the centre and meet the team, please contact us at [email protected]ate.com.au or 02 6684 4145.

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