Vita Health Care

The Home of Mental Health and Wellbeing on the Peninsula.

A Little Progress Each Day Adds Up to Big Results

Everything You Need is Already Within You

Who we are

Psychiatry, Psychology & TMS Services

Vita Health Care offers psychiatry, psychology, counselling and TMS services on the Mornington Peninsula through diagnosis, treatment & prevention. We serve Mount Eliza, Mornington, Frankston and surrounds.

The Vita Health Care tribe are kind and compassionate professionals, from our welcoming front office team to our psychiatrists and psychologists. Because we know that it’s the smallest things that can make the biggest difference..

Our Team


Therapy Dog

“I love my job” 

Dr. Victor Ojo

Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychogeriatrician

“Human behavior is, in most occasions, conditioned … you can make a difference by caring.”

Chaille Bos

Couples and Mental Health Counsellor

“Love is not a feeling; it is an action.”      

-Bell Hooks

Stephanie Terlato


‘What we know matters but who we are matters more.’

Brené Brown 

Michelle Cairns


“No mud, no lotus” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Melissa Giaquinta

Clinical Psychologist

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously.- “Eleanor Roosevelt

Dr. Ruwan Haputhantrige

Consultant Psychiatrist

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Dr. Ricardo Peralta

Consultant Psychiatrist

“Loss and possession, death and life are one, there falls no shadow where there shines no sun.” Hilaire Belloc

Errol Akyalcin


“As We Thinketh In Our Heart, So We Are…”

Dr Fran Murdoch

Consultant Psychiatrist

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Shakespeare (Hamlet)

What we do

Treatment of
Psychology & Psychiatry Conditions

Mood & Emotional disorders

Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Dysruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Emotional Dysregulation, Self Harm and Suicidal Thoughts, Poor Self Esteem, Grief and loss / Bereavement.

Anxiety Disorders

Separation Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Performance Anxiety, School Refusal.

ADHD & Behavioural Disorders

Behavioural and Learning Problems, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Anger Management Problems, Substance Abuse Disorders.

Psychotic Disorders

Early Psychosis Intervention, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Dissociative Disorders.

Relationship Problems

Social Skills Training, Conflict Management, Interpersonal Individual and Group Therapy, Couples Therapy, Marital Counselling, Family Therapy.

Development & Learning Problems

Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Cognitive and Educational Delays, Functional Problems, Hand-writing Problems, Speech and Language Disorders, Dyspraxia, Encopresis, Delayed toilet-training, Sensory Processing Disorders, Social and Emotional Developmental Concerns.

Problems Related to Chronic Illness

Conversion Disorder, Abnormal Illness Preoccupation, Somatic Symptoms, Adjustment Disorder, Chronic Pain Management.

Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders

Tourette Syndrome Diagnosis and Treatment, Treatment of TS-related OCD and ADHD.


Anxiety and depression checklist (K10)

This simple checklist aims to measure whether you may have been affected by depression and anxiety during the past four weeks. The higher your score, the more likely you are to be experiencing depression and/or anxiety. 

Your answers and results are completely confidential and we don’t store any of your information. After taking the test, you can print the results for your records or show your GP.

These questions relate to how you’ve been feeling over the past four weeks. Tick a box next to each question that best reflects your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Hours of Operation

9:00am – 5:00pm

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Two Clinic Locations:

135 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza VIC, 3930

Consulting Suite
1293 Nepean Hwy, Mount Eliza 

Phone: (03) 5972 2444

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