Meet Melissa

Melissa Seithel
Senior Behavioral Health Coach


Melissa is a Licensed School Psychologist in California and Illinois, as well as a senior behavioral health coach at Brightline. She’s supported children with a variety of concerns, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), emotional disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anxiety. 

Melissa lives in Chicago and enjoys exploring the city, watching and playing soccer, baking and cooking, and going to art and science museums. 

For the past 10 years, Melissa has worked in K-12 schools as a behaviorist, a special education teacher, and a school psychologist. She has a passion for working with individuals with exceptionalities and enjoys creating plans to help them succeed. Most of Melissa’s experience has been working with students with ASD, which is a passion of hers. She has a long history of understanding how to meet individuals where they are, and working together to help them reach their goals. 

Melissa has a Master of Science degree in School Psychology.

The Fun Stuff

Random thing about you? I recently survived an F3 tornado!

Funny family memory? When I was a kid, I got gum in my hair so my mom had to give me a bowl cut. Even though I had my ears pierced and wore girl clothes, people thought I was a boy, so my family started calling me Kevin. I am still “Kevin” to this day to my family. 

Perfect Saturday? Watching soccer with my husband, going for a run, sightseeing, or going to a museum!