Some exciting news, our Gold Coast Clinic will Open in January 2022!

Essentia Health is coming to the Gold Coast with the Australian DBT Institute’s Gold Coast DBT service also moving to our new location at Level 1, 115 Scarborough Street Southport QLD 4215 from the 10th January 2022!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne, the Australian DBT Institute moved the research and development units from our Brighton location to the Gold Coast in June 2020. The institute opened a four-room clinic to deliver Dialectical Behaviour Therapy services through our Gold Coast DBT service in August 2020. Having quickly outgrown the four-room clinic, Gold Coast DBT will now practice from the Australian DBT Institute-owned Essentia Health Clinic.

The Essentia Health Clinic on the Gold Coast will also become the head office for Essentia Health Clinics with our development, research, management, and intake teams to be located on the Gold Coast.

Our Executive Director, Dr. Peter King, formally announced the opening of Essentia Health Gold Coast earlier today.

The Australian DBT Institute is excited to announce the opening of Essentia Health on the Gold Coast! Our unique approach of providing a supportive collegial environment that focuses on professional development, shared responsibility in care and the need to support mental health practitioners has meant a quicker than expected growth of our services on the Gold Coast. We outgrew our clinic in six months. I am encouraged by the commitment of mental health practitioners on the Gold Coast who actively seek to contribute to clinical research, personal development and a willingness to join a team based environment whilst maintaining independence as private practitioners.

Essentia Health’s new contact details.

  • Head Office & Gold Coast Clinic: Level 1, 115 Scarborough Street Southport QLD 4215
  • Phone: 07 5647 3438
  • Fax: 07 5676 6771
  • Email:

New referrals through our new national intake service.

  • Intake via phone, email telehealth or medical objects only
  • Phone: 07 5646 3848
  • Fax: 07 5676 6771
  • Email:
  • Medical Objects referrals to Dr. Peter King (5949971K)

Our capacity will now increase by 150% with the move to our new location at Level 1, 115 Scarborough Street Southport. We are currently interviewing clinicians so we can expand our offerings from the Gold Coast Clinic and nationally through our telehealth services.

For further information and inquiries, please contact Aleksandar Stojkovski (General Manager) on 07 5647 3438 or email

Released Friday, 10th December 2021