Macquarie Street Psychology is a private psychology clinic located in Prahran, Melbourne. The team at Macquarie Street Psychology is passionate about addressing the psychological issues faced by members of the LGBTQIAP+ community.
As leaders in the service provision and advocacy of mental health for the LGBTQIAP+ community, our vision is to contribute to the improvement of mental health for all gender and sexually diverse people in Victoria. We aim to achieve this through our values of Community, Advocacy, Inclusion, accessibility, Leadership, and Innovation.
Our therapists take an adaptive, authentic, and creative approach to therapy, and support clients to address various difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress- and adjustment-related issues, trauma, gender identity, addiction issues, phobias, OCD, issues of low self-esteem/self-worth, relationship issues, and personality disorders, as well as many others.
Dr. David H. Demmer
Clinical psychologist, co-founder and Clinical Director of Macquarie Street Psychology
Dave’s therapeutic style is collaborative, authentic, and strategy-focused. As well as 1:1 talk therapy, Dave is trained in couples therapy and holds a diploma of clinical hypnosis.
Dave is based at our Wellington Street clinic.
Dr. Julia Nazarewicz
Julia is an LGBTIQA+ friendly practitioner and adopts a non-judgemental and person-centred approach to working with clients. She has undertaken training and has experience in cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, reminiscence therapy, and social skills training.
Dr. Beau Growcott
Psychologist and co-founder of Wellington Street Psychology
Beau is an LGBTQIA+ friendly practitioner with an empathic, pragmatic, and collaborative approach. He combines cognitive-behavioural techniques (CBT), with Acceptance and Commitment Practices (ACT), and Motivational work. Beau also specialises in hypnosis.
Dr. Jamie Byrne
Jamie takes a humanistic and positive psychology approach to her practice, which gives clients practical skills to apply to their life. In developing a working relationship with clients, she values collaboration, authenticity, respect, and empathy.
Mr. Rocco Mammoliti
Rocco is a therapist who sees the importance of focusing on the therapeutic relationship with each person; to collaborate with people in a safe, accepting, and empathic space, and build on or mobilise their strengths to reach their personal goals.
Dr. Angie Montgomery
Angie is a registered Health Psychologist focused on creating a safe and compassionate space to work with her clients as they navigate challenges such as work-related stress or burnout, anxiety, trauma, life changes, grief and loss, or mood issues such as depression or anger.
Mr. Marc Moskowitz
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Marc offers a welcoming, non-judgemental and supportive space working from a holistic and relational approach. Marc’s approach is informed by attachment theory, gestalt therapy, humanistic and person-centred counselling, systems theory, relational psychotherapy, mindfulness and self-compassion.
Kefu is experienced working with adults, youth and families. He is an LGBTQIA+ friendly practitioner and adopts a collaborative, non-judgemental, and empathetic approach. Kefu has experience treating a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, substance-related issues, and trauma.
Kefu is based at our Wellington Street clinic.
Ursula has a background in administration and manages the day-to-day operations of MSP. Ursula is currently working towards her registration as a psychologist having completed an undergraduate degree and honours in psychology. She is currently completing her Masters of Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Bella Marker
Clinical psychologist & Senior Psychologist
Bella adopts a compassionate and holistic approach when working with clients. She is a LGBTQIA+ friendly practitioner trained in Compassion-Focussed Therapy, and believes in the importance of empathy, collaboration, and a non-judgmental attitude.
Bella is based at our Wellington Street clinic.
Dr. Julia Hosie
Julia Hosie is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. Julia is an LGBTQIA+ friendly practitioner and adopts a non-judgemental, pragmatic and holistic approach to working with clients.
Julia is based at our Wellington Street clinic.
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Clinical sexologist / psychosexual counsellor
Martin draws on the philosophical principles of Humanistic approaches such as client-centred, narrative and existential therapy.
Martin incorporates evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behaviours Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Click here to meet our Wellington Street team. Want to be part of our team? We want to hear from you.
Given the current community health concerns we ask all those who visit our clinic to follow these guidelines:
If you have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or any flu-like symptoms, please do not attend your appointment in person. Please contact your treating psychologist as soon as possible and they will organise to meet via TeleHealth;
Please ensure you wash and sanitize your hands when entering the premises – hand wash, hand sanitizer, and disposable paper towel are available in the common areas of the practice;
We ask that any friends or family members who may support you to get to your appointment not enter the premises (unless you are under 18 years of age). If you do require a friend or family member to wait with you please let your treating psychologist know prior to the appointment;
Please maintain a 1.5 metre distance from all others in the waiting room (the waiting room is currently configured to support this so please take a seat in the allocated chair positions);
TeleHealth appointments are available and your treating psychologist will discuss this option with you directly.
Our practice receives regular professional cleaning and we will continue to prioritise your health and safety.
Get in touch
3 & 5 Macquarie Street
Prahran, VIC, 3181
Ph. (03) 7023 4770
Fax. (03) 9492 5211
99 Wellington Street
St Kilda, VIC, 3182
Ph. (03) 7023 4780
Fax. (03) 9492 5211
Macquarie Street Psychology respectfully acknowledges the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung peoples.
We pay our respects to their past, present, and emerging Elders, and uphold their continuing relationship to this land, the land on which Macquarie Street Psychology stands.