Dr Anja Kriegeskotten

Lead Psychiatrist & Equine Therapist


Dr Anja Kriegeskotten is the Lead Psychiatrist at The Banyans and brings extensive experience in a range of therapeutic treatments, including a special interest in trauma.

Dr Anja is trained and certified to use the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.  As the Lead Psychiatrist for The Banyans, Anja conducts Equine Therapy for guests of The Banyans working with an Equine Specialist who has over 6000 hours of equine experience. 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.

Dr Anja has been working in psychiatry since 1997 and has worked across Australia. 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 highly effective therapist, and will also be assisting The Banyans to choose a therapy pet in the near future.