Melanie Gregg, PhD
Melanie Gregg, PhD, is a full-time parent of a Xavier student and part-time therapist to our community of Xavier students! After joining our Xavier community as a Xavier parent last year, she decided it was a great place to bring her talents as it felt like “a home away from home.” Dr. Gregg utilizes her 24+ years of experience in child and family therapy to help our students manage anxiety through mindfulness techniques.
She recently completed an eight-week long group with our Xavier students entitled, “Making Friends with Yourself (MFY): Mindful Self-Compassion. She also offers this curriculum through 30-minute practices offered during students’ Advisory time where the group checks in with one another to connect and practice a mindful self-compassion meditation or exercise. Students are able to attend on an ongoing basis or simply drop in when they feel they need it. Dr. Gregg recently opened her own private practice in the West University area and offers a similar Mindful Self-Compassion group there.
Dr. Gregg is a licensed psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists who has focused on serving children and families for over 24 years. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and her doctorate in School and Counseling Psychology is from the Texas Woman’s University. She completed her doctoral internship in psychology with Cy-Fair ISD. Dr. Gregg is a member of Texas Psychological Association, Houston Psychological Association, Houston Group Therapy Society and Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Our students benefit from her genuine desire to understand and acknowledge that all emotions are information. Once the cause of the emotion is uncovered, healing can begin. She has genuine compassion for the flurry of emotions one can feel and how they can be confusing and unsettling.
Outside of her role as a therapist at Xavier and within her private practice, she loves to spend time with family and friends especially hanging out on a beautiful day outside. She has two stepchildren, two children, and two lab fur babies. She also loves to watch movies, cook, bake, eat, shop and read psychology-related books!
Contact Dr. Gregg here.