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Introducing Q PSYCHOLOGY


Welcome to Q Psychology – a private psychology practice with Melbourne clinics in St Kilda and Carlton and a Geelong clinic in Belmont. Q Psychology supports a diverse range of clients and is a leading private psychology practice for the LGBTQIAP+ community. 

Our purpose & values

Together, we aim to create a safe space to positively impact mental health for individuals and communities.


We acknowledge and respect the importance of our work with, and connection to, various communities (particularly the LGBTQIAP+ community). We will strive to understand the specific contexts and experiences of the communities we support. We will work to improve their mental health, and their lives, both at an individual level and at a community level. We will work to empower, and advocate for, disadvantaged communities. Internally, we will always strive to build a community, family, and connected culture within our team.

Trail blazers

We will be loud leaders in the mental health space. We will be brave and courageous in our work and we will do the right thing regardless of fear. We will be at the forefront of developments in mental health and therapy. We will use our work in mental health to make positive change in the world.

Beyond the couch

We will seek out opportunities to empower and support clients beyond the norm of therapy. We recognise that therapists and clients have a core commonality: humanity. It is this humanity that will drive our work. We will be authentic and compassionate in our approaches and innovative, creative, dynamic, and adaptive in our work.

What we do

General therapy and support

Across our St Kilda, Carlton, and Geelong clinics, the team at Q Psychology is passionate about delivering the highest quality, best-practice mental health support to clients. We support clients to address various difficulties such as:

  • Depression and mood difficulties 
  • Anxiety disorders and phobias
  • Stress- and adjustment-related issues
  • Trauma, PTSD, and cPTSD, 
  • Exploration of sexuality or gender
  • Gender dysphoria and gender incongruence
  • Addiction issues
  • Low self-esteem/self-worth
  • Relationship issues
  • Personality disorders
  • and many others…

For information on common treatments that we provide click here. We also deliver a range of group therapy programs, as well as autism and ADHD assessments and cognitive and educational assessments.

The Q Psychology Gender Service

The Q Psychology Gender Service provides gender-affirming assessment, treatment, and support to trans, gender diverse, and non-binary (TGDNB) children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Our gender service has been established in line with best-practice and evidence-based guidelines (including the WPATH standards of care version 8, the Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for trans and gender diverse children and adolescents, and the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health [AUSPATH]). Our service works closely with various external medical providers and healthcare networks (e.g., gender practitioners, paediatricians, endocrinologists, psychiatrists) to provide multidisciplinary healthcare.

Our Gender Service team have extensive training and experience in supporting trans, gender diverse, and non-binary folk. The service can help people explore and understand their gender as well as provide assessment and treatment of gender dysphoria and other often co-occurring presentations (e.g., autism and ADHD). The service can also people to affirm their gender (i.e., ‘transition’). This may involve support with social transition such as exploring name and pronoun changes, changes to gender expression, supporting families, friends, schools, workplaces, and other areas of a person’s life to support their gender affirmation. For more information on our gender service and ‘WPATH assessments’ click here.

Training and workshops

As leaders in LGBTQIAP+ mental health and therapy, Q Psychology clinicians regularly present at conferences, guest lecture at universities, facilitate wellbeing workshops, and deliver training. Dr. Dave Demmer is available to deliver LGBTQIAP+ affirmative training and consultancy to community organisations, private organisations, school, and universities. To discuss, please contact us.

We look forward to supporting you at Q Psychology.

Contact us to make an appointment