Mohan Shankarappa

Clinical Psychologist

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Economics and Psychology

  • Masters of Science in Psychlogy

  • Master of Philosophy in Mental Health an Social Psychology

  • Advanced Certificate in Couples and Family Therapies

Meet Mohan

Mohan is a warm and genuine therapist with 12 years of experience as a clinical psychologist working with adults, couples, families and organisations. His therapeutic approach is grounded in creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment where clients can gain a deeper understanding of their psychological processes to facilitate practical and meaningful long-term change.

Having trained at India’s leading mental health institute, Mohan’s worked in medical college hospitals as well as private practice settings with clients across the lifespan, addressing a wide range of mental health issues.  He’s passionate about assisting individuals with longstanding mental health challenges, including personality disorders, self-harm, chronic depression and anxiety conditions. He has worked extensively with LGBTQ+ clients, using an intersectional and affirming lens to address the mental health challenges specific to this community.

Mohan tailors his therapy interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. He has extensive training and experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-based approaches. In addition, he has advanced certification in couple and family therapy, primarily using Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and systemic approaches. He is also multilingual, and is able to provide therapy in English as well as two Indian languages (Kannada and Hindi).

In addition to his clinical work, Mohan has is deeply involved in gender and sexuality research, focusing on the mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community. He has drafted guidelines for working with transgender and gender diverse clients seeking affirmative medical and surgical treatments, and he actively contributes to professional training programs, sharing his knowledge and expertise with fellow mental health professionals.

Outside of his work at MyLife, Mohan enjoys his passion for good food and cooking for friends. He loves hiking in nature and being outdoors but is just as happy relaxing on the couch with a good sitcom or classic horror movie.

Areas of special interest

  • Personality Disorders, including Narcissism and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Gender, sex and sexuality related concerns

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Couples therapy
  • Working with clients in the LGBTQ+ community

Therapeutic approaches

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based approaches

  • Emotion Focused Therapy for couples

Memberships & registrations

  • Registration to provide clinical psychology services with Medicare

  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency with endorsement in Clinical Psychology (PSY0002741222)

  • Life membership of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists


Mohan sees adults and couples at our Alexandria consultation rooms and online via video on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.