Our Team

Sandra Ifrah (Director / Principal Psychologist)

Sandra Ifrah is the Director and Principal clinician at the Family and Trauma Centre. As a registered psychologist with over 15 years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice, specialising in the treatment of mental health conditions, the administration of neuropsychological assessments and the use of psychometric tools. Sandra’s experience stems from working many years in both the public and private sectors supporting clients experiencing various presentations and challenges, with one common goal – enhance quality of life.

As an experienced speaker and presenter, Sandra is also passionate about raising awareness for mental health, where she facilitates workshops and professional development to the community and to other professionals. She is a coach and mentor for other clinicians as well as a lecturer and clinical student supervisor at one of Melbourne’s top and reputable universities.

Judith David – Psychologist

Judith David is a clinical psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS college of clinical psychologists. Judith has extensive experience in working with adults and young people presenting with a range of complex psychological difficulties. Judith currently facilitates our parenting and TEEN TRIBE group programs with great success as she has over 15 years experience running groups for kids and adults in various settings.

Judith particularly enjoys working with adolescents and families experiencing a variety of difficulties including parent-child relationship problems, complex behavioural difficulties, mood and anxiety difficulties and eating problems. Judith practices cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Elena Manning – Psychologist

Elena is a registered Psychologist with many years’ experience assisting people manage life stressors and challenges. Elena’s experience stems from years working in various setting to support people struggling with mental health. She utilizes a range of approaches, tailored to meet the individual’s needs, and recognizes that everyone has strengths and capabilities that that can be built on. 

Elena has significant experience in helping people recover from traumas, anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness  and life transitions such as relationship breakdowns, retirement and job loss. Elena uses compassion, acceptance and trauma-informed approaches to help people break down any barriers to recovery and achieve some lightness and balance in their life. 




Lital Fee – Psychotherapist / Family Therapist

Lital is a qualified counsellor with extensive experience working with families, children and adults who have experienced trauma, family violence, depression and anxiety and mental health related issues. She works from a client-centered, strengths-based approach and provides a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for clients to work through their issues.
Lital strongly believes in empowering clients to create change and begin their journey to recovery. Lital values the importance of the therapeutic relationship and draws from a variety of evidence based treatment interventions such as Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Solution focused therapy (SFT), Mindfulness and Narrative therapy to name a few. 

Rachel O’Meara  – Psychologist

Rachel is a compassionate Psychologist dedicated to providing support to individuals across the lifespan, from children to adolescents and adults, who are navigating a variety of challenges. With experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, family violence and physical disabilities, Rachel brings a comprehensive approach to her practice. She believes in the power of strengths-based intervention plans tailored to each person’s unique needs, fostering a sense of empowerment and agency. 
Rachel understands that creating a therapeutic relationship built on trust and empathy is essential for positive outcomes. She believes in taking a holistic approach that involves collaborating closely with families and support teams, recognizing the integral role they play in therapeutic success. Rachel draws upon a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy and Narrative Therapy and also has experience in administering cognitive and diagnostic assessment tools. 

Carly Dober – Psychologist

Carly is a Registered Psychologist who has worked with people of various cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds in both specialist physical health services (justice, family violence), schools (from Prep to Year 12) and specialist mental health services (adult residential services). She has also helped to facilitate group wellbeing programs for individuals and has co-facilitated group workshops focused on teaching people practical skills to manage distress.

Carly works with people of all ages and life stages. She uses a person-centred, strength-based approach in the working relationship. Carly has a strong focus on the holistic model of health and works with people’s values to try to explore what a meaningful life is to them. Carly has a focus on equipping her clients with psychological skills and strategies drawing from the most up-to-date evidence-based therapeutic models so that the clients she sees are able to thrive and succeed with what life throws their way.

Ready to make a change?

It can take courage to seek support when you are in need. If you have any questions or queries about our practice, we encourage you to call or send us an email.  We would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.


1/267 Hawthorn Road
Caulfield North VIC 3161

Phone:  (03) 9013 7004
Fax:  (03) 9012 4477



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What makes us different

Personalised Treatment

Professional and Accountable

Evidence Based Methodology

Holistic Approach

Multi-Disciplinary Team