Melissa Gonzalez Ph.D., BCBA-D

Clinical Therapy Director

Melissa L. Gonzalez, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a clinical psychologist and a doctoral-level board-certified behavior analyst with specialized experience working with individuals with pediatric feeding disorders, autism spectrum disorder and other developmental conditions. In her current role as Clinical Therapy Director, Dr. Gonzalez provides clinical leadership and oversees the outpatient therapy programs within the Center for Developmental Pediatrics. Her professional passion is to create and nurture systems that increase access to collaborative interdisciplinary care for children and families. She enjoys working closely with families and walking alongside them to leverage the child’s strengths and develop opportunities for continued growth.

Pediatric Feeding Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bachelor of Science, Psychology Louisiana State University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology Louisiana State University
Post-doctoral Fellowship The John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations
Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctorate


Chattanooga Clinic

The pediatric center is located inside Siskin Children’s Institute’s facility in downtown Chattanooga, across from the Chattanooga Convention Center. Visitors can park for free in the Institute’s parking lot and enter through the Institute’s front entrance on Carter Street.

1101 Carter St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Mon – Fri | 8am – 5pm


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