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Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a child and adolescent specialization from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her areas of expertise include youth with neurodevelopment disorders such as ADHD and ASD, early childhood interventions, pediatric anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, parenting work and school consultation. Melissa combines evidence-based practices with systemic and dynamic approaches that focus on the unique needs and strengths of every child and family.
In addition to clinical work, Melissa leads the charge towards integrative behavioral heath care in our community. She is active in reducing barriers that might inhibit services and expanding the behavioral health care network into medical, school and community settings. She is a member of our clinical training team and serves as adjunct faculty at several clinical programs throughout the Chicagoland region. Melissa is the Secretary of the NAMI Board (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and serves on the McHenry County Board of Health. She is a founder of the Youth Empower Alliance (YEA) of McHenry County and active on the Suicide Prevention Task Force.