Melissa Gregory, Psy.D., M.Ed.

Dr. Melissa Gregory, known by her young patients as ‘Dr. Missy’, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children who have complex, chronic medical and mental health conditions. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques such as behavior modification, play therapy and psycho-education that capitalizes on each child’s innate strengths as they develop new ways to cope with stressors and negotiate relationships.

Collaborating with parents, the true experts in each child’s life, Dr. Gregory develops treatment strategies that complement the child’s level of development and unique learning needs. As well, Dr. Gregory is especially sensitive to each parents’ experience as she guides them to best support their child who has special health care and/or mental health needs.

Dr. Gregory values interdisciplinary collaboration; she works closely with physicians, education, and other medical/mental health professionals by coordinating care plans that can optimize treatment interventions and outcomes. Dr. Gregory’s areas of expertise are neurodevelopmental in nature and include: disabilities, atypicalities, exceptionalities and chronic conditions. Other clinical specialties include life-cycle transition, relationship change, trauma and parental guidance.

Dr. Gregory earned her doctorate degree from the University of St. Thomas; Minneapolis, Minnesota and holds dual master’s degrees in psychology from St. Mary’s University – Minneapolis and education from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Additionally, she received her Early Childhood Special Education and Regular Education teaching licenses, as well as, her Marriage and Family certificate from the University of St. Thomas.

Advanced training includes the completion of the LEAH Fellowship (Leaders for the Excellence in Adolescent Health) at the University of Minnesota where she taught and completed coursework toward her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree and provided training and clinical services at the University of Minnesota’s Medical School, Department of Pediatrics.

Outside of work, Dr. Gregory is dedicated to her number one priority, her family. Her leisure time is spent running, biking, reading, writing, and gardening.

Insurance plans accepted:
Out of Network

Patients seen:
0 to 12 years old

Therapeutic Approaches:
Child and Family Therapy; Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Areas of Specializations:
Righteous Parenting Assessment: Diagnosis and Action Plan.  Extremely comprehensive, yet accessible and realistic based on today’s best assessment tools and practices.  The “the gold standard” for psychological (developmental, educational, and social-emotional) testing.  Instead of a few pages of boilerplate, you receive a completely custom report – often over 20 pages – that identifies and explains exactly what is going on.  Your report also includes your child’s learning profile with specific individual strengths with realistic strategies that can be used to address challenges and support overall growth.

Developmental Disabilities and Exceptionalities, Neurobiological and Special Health Care Needs, Adjustment to Life-Cycle Changes and Trauma, Developmental Parent Guidance, and Consultation Services for Schools, Medical Professionals and Parents on a wide range of topics.

Accepting New Patients:
Yes, with limited availability

To get in touch with Dr. Melissa Gregory, please contact us.

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