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 Collins

Anthony Collins

DIRECTOR

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.

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Nicola Collins

Psychologist

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.

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Sherianne Wong

Psychologist

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.

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Soula Noutsis

Psychologist

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.

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Tessa Weadman

Speech Pathologist

Tessa provides therapy for children of all ages using a fun and friendly approach. She has experience working with children with articulation and phonological disorders, delayed and disordered language and children with autism. Tessa is particularly passionate about the early detection and prevention of language delays in young children and assisting children with their emergent literacy skills. Tessa believes in providing therapy that is family-centred to assist children to communicate and thrive in all areas of life.

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Mikaela Fent

Speech Pathologist

Mikaela provides family-centred assessment and therapy for children of all ages and has a keen interest in working with children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental delays. Mikaela has experience working with children with speech and language delays and disorders, hearing impairment, acquired brain injury and is also level 2 trained in Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN). She encourages supporting language and social development through augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and visual aids. Mikaela is passionate about working within a collaborative multidisciplinary team to share knowledge and expertise and endeavours to provide a holistic approach to Speech Pathology Intervention, supporting and empowering the child and the people closest to them to achieve the goals they set their minds to.

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Amanda Bruce

Speech Pathologist

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.

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Kristina Little

Occupational Therapist

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.

PSYCHOLOGY

Kids At Max offers counselling and assessment for a range of developmental, emotional and behavioural concerns.

SPEECH PATHOLOGY

Kids At Max offers speech therapy and assessment services to help your child meet their communication goals.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational therapists focus on developing fine and gross motor skills, addressing sensory concerns and emotional regulation.

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