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).

Nicole Withers – Psychologist

Nicole is a registered psychologist, who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties.

Her clinical area of interest includes mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and trauma related issues. Tailoring evidence-based treatments to individual needs Nicole has experience delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Narrative and Reminiscence Therapy.

Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering her clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and well-being.

 

 

 

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.            

Caspar Wenn – Psychologist

Caspar’s experience stems from supporting clients with a wide range of presentation related to mental health and wellbeing, as well as working with high risk clients. Caspar has a gentle, person-centred approach to working with clients, with a preference for working from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework. Caspar also draws upon Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and trauma informed approaches in working with a wide range of issues.

Caspar has a special interest in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, with other clinical interests including anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD. Caspar works with teenagers and adults across the lifespan, and places great importance on the therapeutic relationship and working collaboratively toward improved health outcomes.

Meg Edelman – Psychologist (Provisional)

Meg is a Child and Adolescent clinician, supporting a wide range of presentations providing a warm and empathetic approach. Meg utilises a holistic and person-centred approach to therapy providing a safe and supportive environment for clients. Meg draws upon Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness as well as art and play therapy.

She believes in the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and focusses on building rapport and ensuring the client is an active part of their own therapeutic journey. Additionally, Meg emphasizes the importance of working collaboratively with other service providers, schools, child care centres,  as well parents and other family members.

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.

Contact

1/267 Hawthorn Road
Caulfield North VIC 3161

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

info@familyandtraumacentre.com.au

Services

Adult Counselling

Children / Adolescent Counselling

Assessment

Groups

What makes us different

Personalised Treatment

Professional and Accountable

Evidence Based Methodology

Holistic Approach

Multi-Disciplinary Team