TheraThrive

Counseling and Consultation

 

You are not alone.

We really get giftedness, high sensitivity and intensity

…and we are here to help!

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We Specialize in Gifted and Highly Sensitive

With the right support, you can…

• Gain Insight and Understanding
• Learn Emotional Regulation
• Improve Your Relationships
• Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

Don’t just live your life, thrive in it!

Dr. Grace Malonai is the Clinical Director at TheraThrive. She is an interactive, integrative and strengths-based therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC252), a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC1609), and she holds both a Ph.D. and M.S. in clinical psychology. Dr. Grace has been providing psychotherapy and counseling services in the San Francisco area since 1998, and has been in private practice since 2005. Dr. Grace is a warm therapist who truly cares about her clients, and it shows! She specialize in working with gifted and/or highly sensitive adults, children, teens, parents, couples, and families. Dr. Grace also offers consultation services for professionals seeking to learn more about gifted matters.

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Katie Malone is a staff therapist and consultant at TheraThrive. She holds a M.A. degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in both marriage and family therapy and professional clinical counseling. Katie is a warm, interactive and strength-based therapist who provides psychotherapy services to those seeking to improve themselves and their outlook on life. She is both a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF88108) and Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI2233). Katie’s specialty is working with gifted and highly sensitive children and adults, and she is experienced at treating a spectrum of challenges and disorders that are commonly found in these populations.

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We provide specialized support to help you thrive

Therapy is a path to healing, and a path that promotes mental health fitness. It can be holistic, and often the healing occurs deep within. As you grow in personal insight, aspects of who you are become clearer and easier to understand. Therapy is a discovery process of finding the meaning you have been looking for. It is about personal growth and opening in awareness. For children, therapy can be a time to be fully heard and accepted, a time and place to play, create, and heal, a space to process memories, thoughts and feelings, and to learn new skills.

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Now is the time to thrive

At TheraThrive, we specialize in giftedness, high sensitivity, intensity, and developmental concerns such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, and we are also experienced in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, and just about everything else.

We work with people who are dealing with a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, sleep problems, emotional reactivity, transition concerns, problematic behaviors, addiction, need for self-understanding, parenting stress, anger issues, overwhelm, work stress, relationship concerns, and more.

TheraThrive is located in Walnut Creek, California, and we also offer secure video counseling and consultation services to some California residents who are not able to travel to our office.

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