Dr Aparna Laddipeerla

Specialist Psychiatrist


Dr Laddipeerla started her career in Psychiatry in 2000. She has been working as a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2013 in the Rural and Remote Mental Health Service. She provides clinical leadership, direct clinical care, and supervision for trainees and medical students. Over the past few years, she has been the Regional Lead for the Murray Mallee Riverland region and the lead psychiatrist for the Murray Bridge Community Mental Health Service. She is well experienced in providing Telehealth services to patients in country locations. 


Dr Laddipeerla's interests include women’s mental health, perinatal mental health and psychotherapy. Through the privilege of working across settings and cultures, she has developed an interest and expertise in treating complex trauma syndromes, personality disorders, psychoses and depression/anxiety problems. She is passionate about bringing strength-based, holistic and psychotherapeutic approaches to patient care. She has been trained in Schema therapy and Narrative therapy.


Dr Laddipeerla is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Her paper - 'Reflections on Aboriginal Perinatal Mental Health, Mothers, Babies, Families and Community - A South Australian Trainee Experience', was published in the journal - Australasian Psychiatry in June 2015.