Clinical Psychologist & Cofounder

Meet Dr. Terry

Dr. Melissa Terry

My Background

I am a school and clinical psychologist and the cofounder of Thrive Collective. I’m passionate about using my skills and training to simplify your understanding of child development and parenting. I pride myself in being approachable and making sure that parents and kids leave each session with new and practical strategies to make that next week even better than the last. Most importantly, I enjoy forming a personalized connection with each client and helping them gain the skills they need to thrive.

I specialize in working with families to provide a combination of therapy to kids and coaching to their parents. I also conduct comprehensive psychological testing for families and school districts. My favorite part of the assessment and therapy process is that “lightbulb” moment when a child or parent is able to connect real-life experiences to new insights about the brain and behavior. I use a number of evidence-based strategies that are based in cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and an in-depth knowledge of child development. Together, I can help you and your child reach your goals for a more peaceful and enjoyable life.

Dr. Terry’s Experience

MA in School Psychology

IL Clinical Psychologist

PhD in School Psychology

Approved evaluator through the Illinois Independent Evaluators Registry (IIER)

Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Member: Illinois School Psychology Association, National Association of School Psychology

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