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Meet our

team

Dr. Beau Growcott

Psychologist & Co-founder of Macquarie Street Psychology

 

Beau is a registered psychologist with both academic training and real-world experience. He is an LGBTQI-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. His post-graduate studies examined the mechanisms and effectiveness of hypnosis, and he has significant training and experience with the practice.

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Dr. Jamie Byrne

Clinical Psychologist

 

Dr. Jamie Byrne (pronouns: she/her) is a registered clinical psychologist who works with adolescents (12+) and adults. She has experience working with a range of concerns including: mood, anxiety, sleep, trauma, substance use, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Jamie takes a humanistic and positive psychology approach to her practice. In developing a working relationship with clients, she values collaboration, authenticity, respect, and empathy. Jamie draws on a range of evidence-based approaches to collaboratively develop an individually-tailored treatment plan suited to the needs of each client. Her approach is to consider mental health concerns in the broader context of an individual’s life, personal narrative, and current circumstances

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Mr. Rocco Mammoliti

Psychologist

 

Rocco is a registered psychologist with experience and training working with adults, adolescents and children. He has experience treating a variety of psychological difficulties; his areas of interest include trauma, life transitions, grief, relationship problems as well as issues related mood and anxiety.

 

Rocco is passionate about LGBTQIA+ mental health, men’s, and adolescent mental health. He has worked in various schools in Victoria performing assessments or providing the advocacy and emotional support that is integral to a young person’s development.

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Dr. Julia Nazarewicz

Psychologist

 

Julia is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She received her Doctorate in Clinical and Forensic Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology, where her doctoral research focused on women’s perpetration of intimate partner abuse.

 

She has experience working with a number of clinical presentations and psychosocial difficulties, including anxiety, depression, OCD, hoarding, personality disorders, schizophrenia, stress, relationship problems, self-esteem, assertiveness, legal concerns and problematic/offending behaviours.

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Dr. Angie Montgomery

Health Psychologist

 

Dr Angie Montgomery is a registered Health Psychologist with experience in private practice, public health and workplace mental health and wellbeing. Angie is 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. 

Angie works across a range of treatment modalities including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her style is compassionate, collaborative and goal oriented.

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Mr Marc Moskowitz

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

 

Marc is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW), Counsellor and Psychotherapist with qualifications in Psychology, Counselling and Gestalt Psychotherapy. 
 
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. Marc’s areas of practice include: depression, anxiety and stress, relationship and intimacy issues, trauma and emotional neglect, early parenthood, emotional regulation and self-expression, motivation and procrastination, self-esteem and assertiveness issues. 

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Ursula Silverstone

Practice Manager

 

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.

 
In February 2021, we opened Wellington Street Psychology, our second private psychology clinic, located in St Kilda.
Our team of psychologists is divided across those two locations.
Below are our team members who now practice from Wellington Street Psychology.

Dr. David H. Demmer

Clinical psychologist & Co-founder of Macquarie Street Psychology

 

Dave received his Bachelor of Psychology (with honours) and his Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) from Deakin University, Australia. Dave has a clinical and research background in men’s mental health and the mental health of the LGBTQIA+ community, working closely with these populations since the beginning of his career. 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.

 

As well as private practice, Dave has worked clinically within the private hospital sector with both community and acute populations and as a university lecturer. He is also the current Chair of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists Victorian Committee. 

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Dr. Bella Marker

Clinical Psychologist

 

Dr. Bella Marker is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Monash University where she focused on anxiety disorders. 

 

Clinically, Bella adopts a compassionate and holistic approach when working with clients. She is a LGBTIQ+ friendly practitioner trained in Compassion-Focussed Therapy, and believes in the importance of empathy, collaboration, and a non-judgmental attitude.

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Dr. Julia Hosie

Psychologist

 

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.  She has worked with a variety of inpatient and outpatient clients in both community and forensic settings. She has experience working with a number of clinical presentations and psychosocial difficulties, including anxiety, depression, OCD, personality disorders, schizophrenia, stress, self-esteem, assertiveness, anger management, problematic/offending behaviours. She has undertaken training and has experience in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, emotion focused therapy, social and coping skills training and educational/cognitive assessments.

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Dr. Jamie Byrne

Clinical Psychologist

 

Dr. Jamie Byrne (pronouns: she/her) is a registered clinical psychologist who works with adolescents (12+) and adults. She has experience working with a range of concerns including: mood, anxiety, sleep, trauma, substance use, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Jamie takes a humanistic and positive psychology approach to her practice. In developing a working relationship with clients, she values collaboration, authenticity, respect, and empathy. Jamie draws on a range of evidence-based approaches to collaboratively develop an individually-tailored treatment plan suited to the needs of each client. Her approach is to consider mental health concerns in the broader context of an individual’s life, personal narrative, and current circumstances

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Kefu Xie

Psychologist

Kefu is a registered psychologist with experience working with adults, youth and families. He is an LGBTQIA+ friendly practitioner and adopts a collaborative, non-judgemental, and empathetic approach to working with clients. Kefu has experience treating a variety of problems. His areas of interest include depression, anxiety, substance-related issues, and trauma.

Kefu received supervised training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and trauma-focused CBT. He has also undertaken further training and conducted program evaluation in Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT). He is passionate with an eclectic approach that is tailored based on individual needs and empirical evidence.
 

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