Mark Nikolich

Provisional Psychologist
BA (Hons), BSci, GradDipPsych, MProfPsych


Mark brings to DS Psychology Group maturity, life experience, a great sense of humour and a warm and caring way in which he engages a diverse range of clients. He has worked within the Swinburne Wellness Clinic for older adults, and also as volunteer at Peter Mac Palliative care and has engaged and treated clients presenting with depression, anxiety, OCD and grief-related issues. On a personal level, Mark has experienced much of what life has to offer- love, loss and everything in between. Having 3 children himself, Mark has a specific interest in relationships, couple & family issues, addictions, grief and transitions.

Mark is compassionate, curious, and committed practitioner who takes the time to develop a deep understanding of each individual and the context in which they live their lives. He does this by listening with genuine interest, empathy, and compassion and by meeting the client where they are at.  After reaching a shared understanding of the problem, Mark collaborates with his clients to set achievable goals, via evidence-based treatment, one that equips the client with skills and techniques to overcome whatever future challenges may arise.  Above all, he is keen to share his experience with others, increase their wellbeing and allow the client to gain a better understanding of themselves, that pave a way forward to a more satisfying future.

Clinical Interests:

  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Couples and family
  • Trauma
  • Alcohol and other drugs of dependence
  • Stress
  • Depression and Anxiety (OCD, health and social anxiety, panic attacks)

Therapeutic Modalities:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Motivational Interviewing

Client groups:

  • Adults (18+)