chaos to calm
stuck to successful
alone to connected
overwhelmed to confident

Whether you’re looking for individual therapy or testing, consultation for an educational system, or professional mentoring, Thrive Collective can help. Located in Ottawa, IL and online.

What we specialize in

Children & Parents

Parenting Relief | Behavior Management

Get the support you need to better understand your child’s unique needs.

Young Adults & Adults

Anxiety | Life Transitions | Stress Management

Life is full of challenges and you don’t have to navigate them alone.

Psychological Testing

Learning Disabilities | ADHD | Autism

Get clarity on strengths and challenges and resources for moving forward.

Schools & Districts

Consultation | Training | Testing | IEEs

Expertise to effectively serve your students.


Supervision | Mentoring

Support for graduate students & practicing clinicians.

Not sure
what you need?

That’s ok!
Find the right fit for you.

Dr. Vinita Menon & Dr. Melissa Terry

We’re glad you found us.

Collaboration is at the core of our practice. We are both licensed clinical psychologists and nationally certified school psychologists from the Chicago area. We share a passion for serving clients across the lifespan and transforming systems to better support them.

On a personal level, we love being psychologists and infuse our work with healthy doses of social justice, personal warmth, and humor. Learn more about how we bring our skills and professional experience together to help you thrive.

Online Therapy

Sometimes talking to a professional virtually is best. We offer secure online psychological services under the authority of PSYPACT that can fit your schedule and get you the help you need. Our in-person office is located in Ottawa, IL but we are able to see clients throughout Illinois and in 20 states and counting with our online therapy services.

Provider Referrals

Do you think one of your patients could benefit from working with Thrive Collective? We’ve made it easy for you! Send us some simple information and we’ll take it from there.

From the Blog

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The Season of Social Obligations A party  invitation pops into your mailbox, inbox or phone and in your head you say…”Oh no!”.  Then you look around and wonder  “Did I just groan out loud?” You…

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Restarting a Daily Routine for Kids

Raise your hand if the daily routine for the kids in your home fell apart at any time during the last 18 months.    Me! My hand is raised!    In my house, we started…

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Making and keeping friends if I’m on the Autism Spectrum or have Social Anxiety

Myth: I have Asperger’s/Autism/Social Anxiety. That means I don’t care about making friends and social connections. Fact: For many people, regardless of diagnosis, social relationships are tricky and mysterious. Many clients have told me they…

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Let’s chat.

We’d love to see how we can help you.