About Us

We are trained professionals to help you COPE.

Our Practice

COPE is a multi-disciplinary practice providing mental health services to our clinic in West Perth and outreach in the Perth Metropolitan region. COPE is a family run business managed by the founder and director Dr Hugo Gonzales. COPE’s values, mission and approach are grounded on the founding director’s values of empathy, compassion and making a difference in the lives of others. This is reinforced by COPE’s family governance approach and a strong connection to the people who form part of COPE – our clients, their families, staff, and the local community. Our wealth of experience enables us to offer effective, individualised, and specialised mental health care.

Our Team

COPE’s vision is to provide the highest level of psychological and mental health care that extends beyond the alleviation of symptoms. We seek to reduce emotional suffering and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and society using psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as a clinical approach, and a widely applicable and evolving way of understanding human experience to create lasting change. Our comprehensive approach to mental health and well-being considers all aspects of a person’s life and experiences. We are hoping not to only address symptoms of mental health issues but also the individual’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing. Our holistic approach acknowledges developmental and relational issues. We genuinely believe that physical health, emotional well-being, social support, spiritual and existential needs, lifestyle factors, cultural sensitivity, early interventions, preventive and promotive measures, collaborative care and patient centred care are central for adjustment and functioning.

Delve into the layers of the mind, unraveling the complexities of behaviour and thought with psychoanalytic insights

Meet Our Team

Dr Hugo Gonzales

Clinicial Psychologist

Michiel Gonzales

Registered Psychologist

Samuil Hossain

Registered Psychologist

Ms Elisabeth Eitelberger

Art Therapist

Ms Gemma Parker

Play Therapist

Ms Kylie Smith

Aboriginal Counsellor and NDIS psychosocial recovery coach