Dr Terri Chaitow is a General Adult Psychiatrist with a special interest in Perinatal Psychiatry and women’s mental health. Dr Chaitow has extensive experience providing comprehensive care to women during the perinatal period, from pre-conception counselling through to pregnancy and the postpartum period. She is deeply passionate about providing early intervention in psychiatry and improving mental health outcomes for mothers, infants and families. Dr Chaitow creates a safe and empathetic environment where women can openly discuss their experiences and seek guidance.
Dr Chaitow takes a holistic approach to addressing the range of issues that affect women during times of transition and various life stages; some of which include increased anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, changes to identity and cognitive difficulties. She understands that women face unique challenges, including hormonal imbalances, pregnancy and childbirth, reproductive concerns, perimenopausal symptoms, menopause and the complex demands of caregiving and motherhood. By offering compassionate and holistic care, Dr Chaitow empowers women to lead fulfilling lives and build stronger mental well-being.
Dr Chaitow graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2008 with a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery with Honours. She trained in Sydney across a variety of public and private settings including the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick and the Mother-Baby Unit at St John of God, Burwood. She obtained her fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Dr Chaitow also works as a perinatal psychiatrist with the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMHS) Team in South West Sydney, and as a VMO at the Royal Hospital for Women. She has additional expertise in Youth Psychiatry having worked in a specialised Youth Mental Health team in South East Sydney. Dr Chaitow believes in an holistic and individualised approach to caring for patients and their families.