At Room23 Psychology, it is believed that a strong relationship between client and therapist is the foundation through which a client will progress towards their therapeutic and life goals. Room23 Psychology offers a range of flexible service delivery options to suit your needs:
In-office • Mobile • Video Conferencing • Teleconferencing



Damien Stewart

Sport & Exercise Psychologist

MAppPsych (Sport & Exercise)
MPhil (Psychology)
BSocSc (Psych)(Hons)
BA (Psych)
AssocDipSocSc (Police Studies)

Director – Room23 Psychology

Career Background

Damien came to psychology from a 19-year career in the emergency services sector at both the state and federal level. During this time, he worked in a variety of areas that called for excellence in performance and a dedication to achieving highly valued organisational outcomes. Damien also rose through the ranks to leadership roles where he led interagency and multinational teams towards achieving prescribed outcomes.


Damien has experience providing psychological services to children and adults experiencing depression and anxiety, trauma, chronic pain and disease, grief and loss, life change, and issues of dependence. In the sports domain, Damien has experience working with elite and sub-elite level athletes, and military personnel, on issues such as performance anxiety, resilience and mental toughness, attentional focus, team culture, sleep and travel, goal setting and planning, injury management, career transition, performance routines, and issues of sport/ life balance.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

Damien has completed a Master of Applied Psychology (Sport & Exercise) and a Master of Philosophy (Psychology) degree at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a member of the College of Sport & Exercise Psychologists. Damien is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Sport Background

Damien has played and coached sport at an elite level. Having been a member of several elite junior cricket squads in Western Australia, Damien went on to play national level softball for Western Australia and New South Wales as well as enjoying a semi-professional softball career in the USA for over a decade. During this time, Damien was a member of Australian and American National Championship teams. Damien has also coached USA NCAA Division One collegiate, New South Wales, Queensland, and Australian representative softball teams.