Dr Christopher Canaris
Dr Chris Canaris is our consultant psychiatrist. He enjoys working as part of our team because he values the multifaceted and comprehensive approach to assessment and treatment that Vitality offers. He is also available for clients during treatment to assist them with medication consultations and to support them in working through other aspects of their treatment. He considers it very important for clients to make informed decisions about their treatment.
After completing his basic medical qualifications in 1982, he qualified as a psychiatrist in 1989. He works mainly with patients with mood disorders and does inpatient work at the Wesley Private Hospital in their inpatient program for Alcohol and Other Drugs. Other interests include working with patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders and medico-legal psychiatry.
Over his career, Chris has grown to respect and value his patients and the many insights they have given him into the complexities of life.