Meet Our Psychologists

At CAYA DS, our dedicated team wholeheartedly embrace the philosophy that ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ Our clinic is one of the few in Australia offering longitudinal care from childhood through adolescence, and our team is at the heart of this unique approach.

Comprised of skilled and compassionate professionals, we work collaboratively with families, schools, and the broader community to foster mental health and resilience in every child. Each team member brings their expertise and dedication to support and nurture the unique strengths and potential of every child, ensuring they thrive in a supportive and understanding environment. Join us in meeting the incredible individuals who make this journey possible and see how they contribute to building a better future for our young patients

Meet Our Psychologists

Matthew Simmond

Master of Psychology


Maximillian Mack

General Psychologist


Alexandra Croft

BPsych(Hons), MPsych


Understanding Your Child’s World

From Concerns to Exploration

As you share your concerns, we transform them into questions, exploring their impact on different areas of your child’s life—language, learning, behaviour, and social development. Is it a delay or something more unique?

Delving into Your Child’s Experience

We dive deep into your child’s world—how they feel, what they understand. Exploring potential causes and considering developmental diagnoses like ADHD or ASD, we aim to create a comprehensive picture.

Looking Toward the Future

In considering our insights, we envision the future collaboratively. We discuss the potential trajectory—can your child overcome these challenges independently, or is additional support necessary? We delve into the contextual influences, associated issues, and your child’s capacity for change and resilience.

We are also proud to host a broad range of compassionate and dedicated specialists, including:

A Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
General Practitioner
Educational Specialist
Mental Health Clinicians
Child Nurse
Social Worker
A Physiotherapist & related clinical specialist.


At CAYA DS, we’re thrilled to embark on a collaborative journey with you to better understand and support your child. Our approach unfolds organically, weaving through key elements that involve not just us but your entire support network.