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 offers in clinic sessions, home visits, school visits and Telehealth (phone and video consultations). Funding options include NDIS, Medicare, Private Health Insurance and TAC.

The Kids At Max Directors are not listed below as they generally do not provide individual consultations. The Directors provide support and professional consultation for our wonderful team of practitioners and administrators. They are passionate about kids and families thriving and creating environments where kids feel relaxed, have fun and enjoy their learning experience. The Directors believe that all kids can be supported to reach their potential, to develop skills to handle life’s challenges and to succeed in their individual therapy goals.

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.

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Angelina Denisenko

Psychologist

Angelina is a caring and passionate general psychologist. She has experience working with children and their families in early intervention, transitioning from kindergarten to school, social skills, anxiety and depression, adverse life events, and emotional regulation. She also has experience working with adolescents and young adults presenting with a range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, friendships, depression and school attendance. She supports her clients by using evidence-based therapy to provide guidance for an overall improved quality of life. Angelina is passionate about working with neuro-diverse children and adolescents and their families and empowering them through exploration of their self-image.

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Phoebe Watson

Psychologist

Phoebe enjoys working with children and their families to support them to achieve their goals. She has experience working with children with ASD, ADHD, anxiety and intellectual disabilities. Phoebe works in a collaborative and team based approach to ensure that parents and schools are equipped with the skills and knowledge to best understand the child. She has experience with cognitive and adaptive behaviour assessments for children, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Previously, Phoebe has supported children and their families with transitioning between kindergarten and school and creating behaviour support plans for both home and school. Phoebe  is passionate about working from a strengths based perspective in supporting children with their emotional, social and mental wellbeing.

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Ruby Tate

Psychologist

Ruby enjoys working with children and their families to best support a child’s social, emotional and behavioural development and mental wellbeing. She has experience working with neurodiverse children and young people, and individuals who may present with anxiety, emotion regulation difficulties, friendship and social challenges, depression, learning issues and intellectual disabilities. Ruby is passionate about supporting a child’s self-advocacy and working from a strengths-based perspective to highlight a child’s unique skills and abilities. She provides a warm and empathetic approach to her sessions and explores presenting issues in creative and engaging ways that are specific to the child’s strengths and interests. Ruby enjoys working collaboratively with others and seeks to understand her clients within the home, school and community settings by engaging with families, teachers and other health professionals.

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Rachel O'Meara

Psychologist

Rachel is a compassionate Psychologist dedicated to providing support to children, adolescents and their families who are navigating a variety of challenges. With experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, family violence and physical disabilities, Rachel brings a comprehensive approach to her practice. She believes in the power of creating engaging strengths based intervention plans tailored to each person’s unique needs, fostering a sense of empowerment and agency. Rachel understands that creating a safe therapeutic relationship built on trust and empathy is essential for positive outcomes. She believes in taking a holistic approach that involves collaborating closely with families and support teams, recognising the integral role they play in therapeutic success. Rachel draws upon a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Narrative Therapy and also has experience in administering cognitive and diagnostic assessment tools.

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Hannah Pittendreigh

Psychologist

Hannah is a dedicated and caring psychologist with a passion for helping children and their families navigate life’s challenges. Hannah can support children facing a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, friendship dynamics, bullying, learning difficulties, grief and parental separations. Hannah uses a calm, compassionate and nurturing approach that includes evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Hannah’s background includes working with families and children from early childhood up to late adolescence. She provides tailored support to meet every child’s unique needs, including ADHD and Autism. Hannah also enjoys providing holistic support for families coping with medical diagnoses and health-related challenges.

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Diana Cameron

Speech Pathologist

Diana has been a Speech Pathologist for 22 years, working in both the United Kingdom and Australia.  She has always worked with children and loves the variety and challenges that this provides. Diana has a particular interest in early language development and working with families in the early years. She also has extensive experience working with a range of ages and difficulties, including speech and language delay, ASD, special needs and phonological and articulation disorders. Diana is committed to the families she works with and always aims to provide the best support possible to help move them forward in their lives. She particularly enjoys building positive relationships with the families that she works with.

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Stephanie Ng

Speech Pathologist

Stephanie is a passionate and caring Speech Pathologist who takes an evidence based and family centred care approach when assisting children and their families. She has experience working in a wide-range of settings including hospitals, primary schools and private practices. Stephanie has an interest in all areas of Speech Pathology including ASD, speech sound disorders, articulation, language development, literacy and social skills. She is also committed to providing the best care and support to all the children and families she works with whilst making her sessions fun and engaging.

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Mikayla Cartwright

Speech Pathologist

Mikayla is a passionate Speech Pathologist who enjoys working with children and their families. She has worked with school aged children in primary school settings. Mikayla has an interest in supporting children and their families within all areas of Speech Pathology. She has a strong interest in aiding children with language, speech sound disorders and articulation difficulties. Mikayla values building positive relationships with all her clients and their families as well as helping children reach their communication goals.

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Aria Ye

Speech Pathologist

Aria is an enthusiastic speech pathologist with a passion in implementing family-centred care and evidence-based approaches. She is particularly interested in working with children, from early childhood to adolescence, with a range of developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Intellectual Disability (ID) as well as communication difficulties including speech, language, literacy skills, and fluency difficulties. As a bilingual speech pathologist, Aria enjoys working with families with diverse linguistic backgrounds and is dedicated to providing best care and support to children and their family. Aria also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Bella Radobuljac

Speech Pathologist

Bella is a passionate speech pathologist who believes in using a family-centered approach when working together with children and their families. She has experience working with children from early childhood to adolescence in multiple settings. Bella is motivated in supporting children to reach their full potential and achieve their communication goals. She has a strong interest in articulation, speech sound development, literacy development and social skill development. Bella values providing therapy sessions that are personalised and meaningful to each individual child. She believes in working as a team with children and their families so that communication goals can be met and that parents feel heard and supported.

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Liesl Degering

Occupational Therapist

Liesl is passionate about working with children and enjoys assisting children and their families to achieve their goals and strive for independence. Liesl has experience working with children to build a variety of developmental skills including sensory regulation, fine motor, gross motor, play skills and social skills, as well as providing assistance within a wide variety of settings including clinics, schools, kindergartens and homes. Liesl believes in delivering therapy that is meaningful to the child and their family as well as providing skills for life-long development.

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Evie Krieger

Occupational Therapist

Evie is a friendly and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who is passionate about her work and supporting the wellbeing of others. Her aim is to enable young individuals find their strengths and help empower them to reach their full potential. She loves games, music and being active, all of which she uses to guide her therapy approach. Evie has a specific interest in supporting those with sensory and emotional regulation challenges, developmental delays and fine and gross motor barriers. Her goal is to use a strength-based perspective in helping children reach their full capabilities in their lives and most importantly, to have fun while doing so.

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Claire Walton

Occupational Therapist

Claire is passionate about working with children and collaborating with other health professionals to assist individuals and their families in achieving their goals. Claire has experience working in the community with children with a range of disabilities including psycho-social, intellectual and physical disabilities. Claire enjoys engaging families within therapy and supporting them in taking an active role in their child’s intervention. Claire loves helping people to do the simple and meaningful activities which bring joy and purpose to their lives.

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Mai Shibi

Occupational Therapist

Mai is an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist with a passion for working in early intervention, to support the ongoing development of children and empower them to engage in meaningful activities of everyday life. She has experience working with NDIS participants in the community (in the home, kinders and schools) ranging from toddlers to young adults. Mai provides evidence-based therapy and aims to naturally engage children through play to help them achieve their therapy goals. She delivers therapy in an individualised way by building on the child’s strengths and interests as each child is unique. Mai is especially interested in sensory and emotional regulation, and how this can affect other aspects such as social skills and living skills. Mai also speaks Spanish.

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Rabiya Awan

Occupational Therapist

Rabiya is an enthusiastic and dedicated occupational therapist. Her passion lies in working with children and adolescents as she finds immense fulfilment in helping them develop essential life skills and overcome challenges. Through a holistic and client-centred approach, Rabiya creates personalised treatment plans that encompass activities such as cognitive skills, fine and gross motor skills and self care training. She also possesses the empathy and understanding needed to connect with a child and build a strong therapeutic relationship. Rabiya takes great joy in assisting clients in regaining independence and achieving their goals. By using a combination of play based activities, sensory integration techniques and other evidence based approaches, she strives to ensure that each child achieves their maximum potential. Rabiya also speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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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