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Welcome to Healing Minds the home of Aesculapius Health - North Shore, Auckland

Healing Minds offers psychiatric treatment for adults and adolescents.

Aesculapius is the mythical Greek god of healing an apt name for a practice committed to providing innovative, high quality psychological and psychiatric care.
For adults and adolescents living with mental health problems, every day is a struggle, where relating to the outside world feels like an insurmountable challenge and treatment seems never-ending. Because of this, Dr Rui Mendel uses a clinical, evidence based approach underpinned by his philosophy that “less is best”, so that patients experience the briefest, most effective treatment possible with the longest lasting benefits. 

When psychiatric and behavioural health problems compromise basic functioning, patients arrive at a crossroads: reach out for support and treatment, or continue as things are. With over 30 years’ experience in psychiatry, Dr Mendel has treated 100s of clients, successfully guiding them towards the functional, meaningful life they hope to achieve. Dr Mendel offers a service giving assessment and treatment for a variety of psychiatric problems including depression, bipolar affective disorders, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychological trauma and sleep disorders. 
Patients with depression and other psychiatric disorders who have not responded, or cannot tolerate medication, or prefer a medication free treatment we offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS) - a non invasive and effective treatment for depression that we are proud to be the first to make it available in New Zealand. TMS has shown to be effective in a number of other disorders including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, auditory hallucinations, autistic spectrum disorder and other medical problems like complex pain syndrome and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
When people think of treatment for brain disorders like depression, the first course of treatment that usually comes to mind is medication. But along with medication comes many unpleasant side effects and with each subsequent attempt at finding the most effective medication treatment plan the chances of remission decrease. Medication aims to stimulate the brain chemically, but the brain can also safely be stimulated electrically using magnetic fields with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
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Having worked in the Americas, Europe and Oceania, Dr Mendel offers innovation and experience to his patients.
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