Melissa Anderson, Psy.D. Psychologist | Consultant to Gateway HorseWorks
Melissa Anderson is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with children and adolescents, as well as their families, in both schools and private practice for the past 20 years. She has served as a School Psychologist at both The Hill Top Prepatory School in Rosemont and at The Agnes Irwin School in Villanova. She has been a consultant for Philadelphia Futures and Project Home to partner in designing and implementing trauma-informed services with the client at the center of the decision making. Beyond those individual schools, she has lead workshops and training for school teachers, directors, and their families, and presented on such topics as intergenerational trauma and parenting, moral and conscience development in children and adolescents, eating disorders, leadership in girls, and balancing technology and family. She has a passion for honest dialogue around identity and leads Courageous Conversations.
Raising four children (ages 9-18) she is continually humbled and filled with joy as they help her understand parenting and group dynamics first-hand.