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

Reduce Your Social Anxiety
Strategies to Reduce Your Social Anxiety 612 408 Dr. Menon

Strategies to Reduce Your Social Anxiety

Are you uncomfortable and self-conscious in everyday social interactions? Does the thought of making conversation at a party make you nervous and tense? Do you go out of your way to avoid meeting other people because…

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AMA about ADHD and Autism
Questions about ADHD and Autism in Adults- Answered! 1080 1080 Dr. Menon

Questions about ADHD and Autism in Adults- Answered!

Dr. Menon recently dedicated some time to answering questions about ADHD and Autism on Reddit. She was so happy to answer these thoughtful questions and hopes her answers helped the readers. Here are some categories…

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life skills, skills for life
Executive Functioning Skills: The Foundation of Skills for Life 600 400 Dr. Menon

Executive Functioning Skills: The Foundation of Skills for Life

Executive Functioning Skills: The Foundation of Skills for Life In this article, we’re going to talk about Executive Functioning Skills and why they are considered The Foundation of Skills for Life. Why is my kid…

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Let’s chat.

We’d love to see how we can help you.