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.

We’re excited to expand our team to include Joan Lockridge-Meglan, licensed professional counselor. Joan’s expertise allows us to serve even more children, adolescents, and families in Northern Illinois.

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 more than 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

decrease arguments with your children
How to Decrease Arguments With Your Children and Teens 612 408 Dr. Terry

How to Decrease Arguments With Your Children and Teens

Stop the Power Struggles: How to Decrease Arguments With Your Children and Teens Do you remember the first time your child negotiated with you? You were probably amused with them acting and speaking like an…

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separation anxiety in children
Helping Children Cope with Separation Anxiety 612 408 Dr. Terry

Helping Children Cope with Separation Anxiety

When you try to head out for work or even to run errands, your child is sulking, throwing tantrums, and doing his/her best to keep you from leaving the house. Now that you’ve returned to…

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ADHD in Girls and Women 612 442 Dr. Menon

ADHD in Girls and Women

If you have boys and men in your life who are diagnosed with  attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), have you wondered if you or your daughter might be too? ADHD often looks different in girls. It can…

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We’d love to see how we can help you.