Our Psychologists

Dr Carmel Ferretti

Principal Clinical Psychologist


Carmel has a PHD in Psychology from the University of Melbourne and Master degree in Psychology from Deakin University.


She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Child and Adolescent psychology from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Education (Psychology) from the Melbourne College of Advanced Education.


...has extensive experience working with infants, children, adolescence and adults over the past 30 years. 

...has worked as an educational psychologist in both primary and secondary schools and as a school psychologist.


...has extensive experience in designing and implementing a wide range of mental health promotion programs. 

...has worked clinically in the past 15 years at Western Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital, Mercy Hospital for Women and Austin Health


...has worked as part of a research team with mothers and premature babies for the past 10 years.


... has worked as a Project Officer at APS Kids Matter Initiative and has produced materials for a Parent Initiative - Transition to school. 


….. runs workshops for schools on a range of mental health issues, adjustment and transition.


……offers consultancy to educational environments and schools


……offers supervision to psychologists. 


……offers family support and parenting strategies


…...runs programs for kindergartens as part of the School Readiness Funding Program



Jodie Wood

Psychologist and Clinical Registrar


Jodie is a registered Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working in community and not-for-profit sectors, as well as private practice. She has recently completed a Master of Clinical Psychology (Post Registration) at the Cairnmillar Institute. Jodie also holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science from La Trobe University, and a postgraduate diploma in Child and Adolescent psychology from the University of Melbourne.


Jodie has a passion for supporting families during the perinatal period and has completed additional training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Loss and Grief. She works with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, birth trauma, infertility, coping with fertility treatment, grief, loss, difficulties in relationships and family dynamics, adjustment, and transition to parenting. 


Jodie also has experience working therapeutically with children, adolescents, and families. 

Jodie is committed to providing evidence-based therapies and utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic and Interpersonal Therapy, among others.