Meet the Team: Samantha Donato

Sam’s Favourite Things!

  • Book: The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay

  • Movie: Jojo Rabbit

  • Quote: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul”

  • Food: Halloumi (or really any cheese!)

  • Hobbies: netball, playing piano, music, art


Background and Experience

Sam Donato joined the Raise the Bar team in 2021 and has been a great addition to our Moorabbin clinic. Sam is a registered Psychologist with ample experience in school settings. She has completed work experience in multiple primary and secondary schools within Australia and also worked as a Boarding School House Parent and teaching support staff member at a Boarding School in the United Kingdom for a year.


Since starting at Raise, Sam has enjoyed working with the rest of the RBP psychologists. The supportive environment has enabled her to collaborate with other psychologists to enhance her professional development as a psychologist in all the services she offers to clients.

Why choose Psychology?

I have always enjoyed helping people any way that I can and have had an avid interest in the brain and how it works. Psychology married these two passions of mine, making it the perfect career choice for me.’