Here at Kids At Max we believe in kids reaching their maximum potential. We’re for happy and free kids, whoever they are and whatever their needs. We offer psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy and education services for children and adolescents between 2-18 years of age. We bring our experience and energy to deliver evidence based counselling, therapy and assessment and provide family-centred support and practical tools that will empower kids to be as happy and free as they can be.
Our mission is to provide kids and families with a high quality professional service that supports their ongoing development and equips them to be the best they can be. To do this, we believe in working from a strengths based perspective where we acknowledge and encourage a child’s unique abilities. We work with the child and their family to develop skills to support them to succeed socially, emotionally and behaviourally.
Kids At Max is located in Melbourne. Our office is at 689 Centre Road, Bentleigh East. To make an appointment, or to get more information about the services we offer, please call us for a friendly chat on 03 9702 4447.
Anthony brings his energy, humour and friendly approach when working alongside children and families and in leading the team at Kids At Max. He is a registered teacher with 10 years experience working in private and public primary schools. Anthony is passionate about creating environments where kids feel relaxed, have fun and enjoy their learning experience.
Nicola provides assessment and counselling for children and adolescents, workshops, school consultations and leads the team at Kids At Max. Nicola has supported children, adolescents and families in her work in the private practice sector, schools and community agencies. She is passionate about kids and families thriving. Nicola believes that all kids can be supported to reach their potential, to develop skills to handle life’s challenges and to succeed academically, socially and emotionally.
Sherianne provides assessment and counselling for children and adolescents. She has experience working in primary schools, private practices and hospital settings. Sherianne values the importance of collaborating with parents, teachers and other professionals to support kids to thrive in all areas of life. She is passionate about helping kids to be as happy as possible throughout their journey of growing up. Sherianne also speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.
Soula has the ability to quickly build rapport with children, as she brings fun and enthusiasm into her work. She provides assessment and counselling for children and adolescents and has experience working with a range of presenting concerns in a variety of private settings. Soula has a keen interest in Autism Spectrum disorders and providing psychological interventions to address anxiety symptoms. She enjoys continued professional development by working within a multidisciplinary team. Soula achieves outcomes by working collaboratively with the family and is rewarded by the achievement of long- lasting improvements to a child’s wellbeing. Soula also speaks Greek.
Nikki provides assessment and counselling for children and teenagers. She is an enthusiastic and engaging psychologist who aims to provide the best care for her clients. She tailors her sessions to suit the individual needs of the children she sees and her warm personality helps children feel comfortable so that they can share their feelings. Nikki has a keen understanding of the issues that children can face as well as how best to support them and work collaboratively with parents and teachers.
Davina is a very energetic and engaging practitioner who builds rapport with parents and children easily. She provides assessment and counselling for children and teens, and works closely with parents to see the best outcomes for her clients. Davina has experience working in primary schools and in the public health system where she has worked alongside teachers to provide classroom strategies within a holistic approach. She has a keen interest in working with children to help them manage big emotions and to help build positive relationships with parents, families and peers.
Amanda is passionate about helping children to reach their full potential. She has worked with children of all ages with a variety of conditions. Amanda has experience in the assessment and management of speech sound disorders, language delays and disorders and fluency (stuttering). Amanda has a keen interest in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and is Key Word Sign trained. She enjoys working with families in a collaborative manner to provide Speech Pathology services using a fun and holistic approach.
Kareena is passionate about creating a fun and functional therapy environment for children of all ages. She has experience working with children and teenagers presenting with articulation, language, play, voice and social communication difficulties. Kareena also has a keen interest in working with children and adults presenting with swallowing and eating difficulties and tailors all therapy using a family centered approach to achieve the best possible outcomes. Kareena also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.
Kristina is passionate about working with children and young people to enable them to participate in activities that are important and meaningful to them. Through a creative and personalised approach, Kristina aims to help children engage more effectively at home, kindergarten, school and in social situations. She recognises that all children have their own unique preferences, interests and strengths and she strives to incorporate these into therapy. Kristina also believes families are integral to a child’s treatment and is dedicated to working collaboratively with them.
Rikki has an approachable and engaging personality that she brings to Kids At Max. She has worked for several years in customer service and is passionate about providing exceptional service for families. Rikki is keen to ensure that the overall experience for children and parents that receive support from Kids At Max is positive and rewarding.