MD, FRANZCP, Cert Child and Adolescent Psychology, EAGALA

As the lead psychiatrist at The Banyans Health and Wellness, Dr Anja Kriegeskotten brings a vital element of medical support to The Banyans program. Dr Anja has extensive experience in a range of therapeutic treatments, including a special interest in trauma.

Dr Anja is also trained and certified to use the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Dr Anja is highly specialized in this mode of therapy, engaging in over 6000 professional hours of treatment. Dr Anja has been fascinated by horses all her life and is passionate about the way in which Equine Assisted Psychotherapy can support and assist guests to reach their wellness goals more effectively.

Working in psychiatry since 1997, Dr Anja has worked across Australia in a wide variety of settings. Within Queensland Health, Dr Anja worked in a specialised team treating traumatised children and adolescents in foster care, and in community mental health clinics in Queensland. In addition, Anja has conducted outreach to remote Indigenous communities and mining towns.

Dr Anja is a registered Psychiatrist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registry, a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and an accredited EAGALA Equine Therapist.