Lovely staff, amazing service... Beautiful Molly the dog sometimes greets you at reception with her big, bright eyes and calm and peaceful quiet nature.
-A.I.
I was carrying around chronic pain that I thought I would never get rid of. I’m managing to stay pain-free through the week now and I’m over the moon!
-V.S.
I am amazed and awe struck at how massages can be deeply intuitive, powerful and effective.
- S.A.
I felt safe, heard, validated and a little less alone.
-E.L.
Truly the best therapeutic and deep relaxation massage I have had. Highly recommended!
-T.A.G.
Fantastic practitioners. Gorgeous rooms. Owned & operated by a locally-living Goddess of sorts. This place is a real wellness centre!
-R.P.
Everyone who works here is full of knowledge and I love the happy vibes.
-K.R.
Hands down the best massage I’ve ever had. Have already booked in for my next one.
-M.T.

Wassan Awad, Psychologist

Hello Hello, I’m Wassan. I’m a North Carlton General Psychologist with a wide range of expertise.

I provide in-person Psychology sessions at The Urban Alchemist, and am able to support NDIS Psychology clients, Workcover Psychology clients, Comcare and DVA Psychology clients, and/or TAC Psychology clients. All sessions are LGBTQIA+ and sex-worker friendly. I offer a collaborative therapy style, to help empower and guide you through your own personal journey. I am informed by various therapies including trauma, mindfulness, somatic, neurobiological, and strengths-based therapy. I will always cater each intervention individually to you.

My approach is informed using evidence-based and gold standard treatment modalities including (but not limited to) CBT, ACT, DBT, mindfulness-based therapy, and schema therapy. I can assist with a range of issues including but not limited to

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • managing and affirming neurodiversity
  • phobias
  • bipolar disorders
  • personality disorders
  • trauma
  • PTSD
  • psychotic disorders
  • stress and burnout
  • workplace issues
  • relationship issues
  • life transitions

I’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, including those from Work Cover, Department of Veterans Affairs, Australian Federal Police, Victoria Police, and Services Australia

If you’re ready to take the next step towards understanding yourself in an empathetic and non-judgmental way, I’d love to create a safe and transformational space for you.