Our Team - Psychiatrists
Dr Danielle Florida
Dr Florida completed undergraduate medical training in 1989. Dr Florida was a General Practitioner at Round Corner Dural with her father Dr Robert Florida for 12 years. During this time she developed a passionate interest in mental health and completed a Masters in Psychological Medicine.
Dr Florida commenced Psychiatric training in 2004, initially at Cumberland Hospital, then in Canberra, New York, and New Zealand. On returning to Australia Dr Florida completed psychiatric training in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, subspecialising in Addictions. She undertook further training in Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and the Conversational Model. In 2012 Dr Florida graduated as a psychiatrist and worked at Concord Drug Health. During this time she focussed on detoxification, stabilisation, and rehabilitation for patients with both addiction and mental health problems. Dr Florida is also a registered Opiate treatment Program Prescriber and has a keen interest in pain management. Dr Florida has worked for the last 5 years in private practice at The Hill Clinic. Dr Florida designed and ran the Phoenix Addictions Outpatient Group Program. It incorporated the more recent psychological models for recovery, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr Florida has maintained an ardent commitment to all aspects of general psychiatry, including anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, personality disorder and ADHD.
Dr Gaurav Tandon
After practicing at major teaching hospitals in Sydney and rural NSW providing inpatient and outpatient services, I have finally decided to expand my practice to non-public sector setting. From the 1st of March I will be joining Dr Florida and her remarkable team in Balmain.
I am a General Psychiatrist and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand college of Psychiatrists. I accept referrals of patients between 16-70 years and have experience treating a variety of Psychiatric conditions. I have a particular interest in management of mood disorders, early psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorders, perinatal psychiatry, anxiety spectrum disorders, and post traumatic stress disorder. I also have experience in treating people with comorbid mental health problems including those with significant personality vulnerabilities. I enjoy working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and am fluent in the English, Hindi and Russian languages.
Dr Lisa Juckes
Dr Lisa Juckes holds specialist qualifications in General, Adult and Addictions Psychiatry. She
completed her specialist training in 2005 through the Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Psychiatrists. She is interested in helping people of all backgrounds from youth to
old age with mental health and addiction and other drug and/or alcohol issues.
Dr Juckes has accumulated experience with group as well as individual therapy, in a number
of modalities. She is committed to helping people flourish, through restoring their
autonomy and encouraging growth and improved overall wellbeing.
Dr Juckes has worked in public sector, NGO and private mental health / AOD settings in
metropolitan as well as regional centres, and has been involved for many years in advocacy
and other work through the RANZCP college Committees of the Faculty of Addiction
Psychiatry, and the Section of Youth Mental Health. Dr Juckes is involved in course
coordination and development for postgraduate training, as well as teaching. She has been
an invited speaker at workshops, symposia, conferences and other meetings over many
years. She is also keen to find ways to support other health care workers to help their
clients, by sharing specialist knowledge and experience.