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​People with lighter minds are not only less burdened by anxiety, depression or other difficulties, but are also working towards uncovering and fulfilling their most important goals. Unfortunately, our lives and brains don't make this easy for us. ​Our Malvern practice brings together the best of psychological science and skilled, compassionate care to help our clients and community get to where they want to be.

Meet The Team

Dr Rob Kaczan

BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD, MAPS

- Clinical Psychologist - 


Rob has completed a PhD in the area of mindfulness and well-being and is passionate about supporting adults and adolescents to lead more satisfying and meaningful lives.

He uses a range of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and others, to understand a person’s problems and guide recovery and growth.

Rob treats a wide range of problems (see list below). In therapy, he aims to not only help people resolve their difficulties but also to foster qualities that contribute to greater vitality and resilience.

Maya Light

GradDip (Psych), PGDip (Psych), MPsych (Clinical), ISST


- Psychologist - 


Maya's approach is based on compassionate understanding of clients’ needs. She works in a
non-judgmental and empathetic manner with her clients to achieve long term well-being, balance across important areas of their lives, and greater psychological stability. Her expertise is with adults who are experiencing eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, relationship problems, and difficulties dealing with stress.


Maya's goal is to help people to change self-defeating patterns by using a treatment approach that combines the best aspects of Cognitive Behavioural, Experiential, Interpersonal, Acceptance and Commitment, and Schema therapies. Maya also uses Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in her practice.

Maya has a Graduate Diploma of Psychology from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Swinburne University. She is a member of the International Society of
Schema Therapy (ISST). Maya has extensive experience in a variety of hospital and private
practice settings.

Timothy Deitz

PostGradDip (Psych), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS


- Clinical Psychologist - 


Tim works in a climate of warmth and respect. He is passionate about helping people move beyond perceived limitations and achieve greater freedom. 
Tim completed his training at the University of Melbourne and has worked across a wide range of hospital, community and private settings. To reflect the unique needs and aspirations of each person, he draws on diverse approaches, including ISTDP, CBT, ACT and mindfulness methods. At the heart of Tim’s approach is compassion and care for the people he works with.

Common problems we help with:

Depression (acute and chronic)

General anxiety        
Social anxiety
Habit formation   
 Health anxiety     
Personality disorders 

Eating Disorders   
Low self-esteem     
Stress management     
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  
Panic attacks     
Sleep difficulties     
Problematic guilt     
Grief and loss     
Relationship difficulties