Dr Michelle
Vlok-Barnard

Dr Michelle Vlok-Barnard is a psychiatrist in private practice based in Cape Town with an interest in general adult psychiatry.

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Michelle strongly believes in empathically collaborating with clients in every part of the decision-making and treatment process.

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Meet Dr Michelle Vlok-Barnard

Dr Michelle Vlok-Barnard is a specialist psychiatrist based in the Cape Town City Bowl. Michelle obtained her medical degree cum laude at the University of Stellenbosch. She completed her specialist training at the University of Cape town, and achieved a distinction her master's degree in Psychiatry. In 2018, she was the awarded the Novartis medal by the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa.

Michelle has a special interest in mood and anxiety disorders, as well as trauma and stress-related disorders. She also has an interest in obsessive compulsive disorder and the management of burnout. She believes in holistic, individually tailored and evidence-based client care, with an emphasis on wellness and the building of resilience. She works within a biopsychosocial model, taking physical, psychological and social symptoms into account.

Michelle strongly believes in empathically collaborating with clients in every part of the decision-making and treatment process. This ensures a client-centred and therapeutic environment within which treatment decisions are made together.

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