Staff

The clinicians at the MidAmerican Psychological Institute are committed to using the most effective methods in the behavioral and psychological sciences to help you live the life you deserve. Our team members have diverse professional strengths, and you can be confident that we will introduce you to the therapist that best fits your needs.

Jennifer Patterson, Psy.D., LCPC


Life presents challenges for everyone, and I am interested in helping you overcome challenges and live a life that is full of meaning and vitality. As a clinician at the MidAmerican Psychological Institute it is my mission to offer evidenced-based psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. Clients trust my ability to help them because they see that I believe in solving my problems in the same way as I help them solve theirs. Clients say therapy with me is not what they expected and they have made changes they didn’t think possible. Perhaps you are suffering and would like to learn to overcome your obstacles? I aim to help you move ahead toward living a life you want to live.

Melissa Rowland, Psy.D


In the midst of pain and suffering, people can sometimes lose track of what is truly important to them. My goal as a therapist is to help people get back on track with what is meaningful in their lives and let go of the unnecessary struggle that psychological pain can create. I believe that everyone can learn to take a new perspective on pain and suffering and prevent it from acting as a barrier to healthier and more flexible living. I enjoy helping children, adolescents, and adults to begin focusing on making positive changes in their lives. My specialties include anxiety and mood disorders, child and adolescent behavior issues, behavioral parent coaching, compulsive hoarding, self-harm behaviors, eating disorders, sleep/insomnia difficulties, and chronic pain and illness, especially multiple sclerosis, cancer, and diabetes.

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Dr. Daniel J. Moran is the founder and executive director of the MidAmerican Psychological Institute. He is a recognized expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He co-authored ACT in Practice and Evidence-Based Education Methods. Dr. D.J. has appeared on The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, and FOX News discussing obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding. Dr. D.J. is also the founder of Pickslyde Consulting, a professional organization aimed at increasing leadership, innovation, and performance in the workplace.

Psychological Services in the New Lenox and Joliet Area

MidAmerican Psychological Institute proudly serves New Lenox, Joliet, Homer Glen, Orland Park, Tinley Park, and the surrounding areas. For more information about our services or to make an appointment, please contact us or call 815-735-0732.