Meet Our Team


Our experts are the finest in their field, so that you have access to the best possible support.

Each of our professionals offers a unique style and approach, and we all specialize in helping neurodiverse clients, including those who are gifted, highly sensitive and/or intense people of all ages (children, teens, adults, older adults).


Please scroll down and click on the photos or descriptions below to learn more (see our full bios).

If you would like help in determining which clinician may be an especially good fit for you, just let us know, and we would be happy to assist. TheraThrive is open by appointment only, whether for assessment, a single counseling session or ongoing support. Please complete our appointment request form, call us at 925-954-6229, or email us to ask questions. We are here for you!

Katie Malone, LPCC, LMFT

Lead Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

Katie is a kind, interactive and strength-based therapist who provides psychotherapy services to those seeking to improve themselves and their outlook on life, and is experienced at treating a spectrum of challenges and disorders.

David Millen, LMFT at TheraThrive counseling and psychotherapy in Lafayette CA, LA, Burbank, Toluca Lake, and online

David Millen, LMFT

Licensed Therapist

David Millen, LMFT, is an empathetic and creative therapist who supports clients to communicate better in their friendships and relationships, and to grow in self understanding and self-esteem. He also believes in supporting his clients to build community cohesion and awareness.

Wendy Rolon AMFT Associate Therapist at TheraThrive in Lafayette, CA and online

Wendy Rolon, APCC, AMFT

Senior Associate Therapist

Wendy Rolon is warm, caring, smart and thoughtful therapist who takes a strength-based integrative approach. She works with children, teens and adults, and offers tangible skills for the present moment, helping you to honor your unique paths to finding the insights that will carry you forward as you build a peaceful and fulfilling future.

Wiley Rogers, AMFT, therapist at TheraThrive online and Lafayette, CA counseling

Wiley Rogers, AMFT

Senior Associate Therapist

Wiley is an authentic therapist who values connection, creativity and humor in his work. He is integrative in his work, to form strong therapeutic relationships and to build the trust and safety needed for change.

Chelsie Crilly, AMFT, Associate Therapist at TheraThrive in Lafayette, CA and online

Chelsie Crilly, AMFT

Associate Therapist

Chelsie Crilly, AMFT, is a firm believer that healing occurs through authentic, compassionate, and safe relationships. They work with children, teens and adults, and build connections in a fun, artistic and meaningful manner. Chelsie integrate core principles of trauma-informed care and approach each client as resilient, creative, and strong. Chelsie is committed to recognizing clients’ pain while simultaneously holding hope for their future.

Fritz Bixler, Outreach and Social Media at TheraThrive

Fritz Bixler, APCC, AMFT

Associate Therapist

Fritz is a thoughtful therapist who is dedicated to meeting you where you are at, and supporting you in carving out your own unique path towards healing and self-actualization. Fritz believes everyone has the capacity to flourish, and they aim to create space for their clients to explore what wellness looks like for them. Fritz is passionate about working with neurodivergent communities, and utilizes play therapy and action oriented techniques in their approach.

Chelsie Crilly, AMFT, Associate Therapist at TheraThrive in Lafayette, CA and online

Lydia Wang Koerner, AMFT

Associate Therapist

Lydia Wang Koerner, AMFT is a psychotherapist who is devoted to improving the lives of neurodivergent individuals and their families. Together she will explore with you, and embrace all facets of this uniquely human experience of being neuro-atypical, its exceptional gifts, and real-life challenges. Lydia has both clinical experience and personal experience to support children, adolescents, families, adults, and groups.

Arielle Rabby-Chia, AMFT, a therapist at TheraThrive in Toluca Lake (Burbank, Los Angeles/LA), CA

Arielle Rabby-Chia, AMFT

Associate Therapist

Arielle Rabby-Chia, AMFT is an integrative therapist who utilizes evidence-based treatment and creative modalities during therapy. She strives to support children, teens and adults with an individualized plan to help them thrive.

Michael Sacco, AMFT, therapist at TheraThrive in Toluca Lake/Burbank, CA (LA area) and online

Michael Sacco

(starting soon)

Michael Sacco is a warm therapist who works collaboratively to help clients, no matter their age, feel seen, heard, and valued in their therapy work. Michael’s style includes narrative therapy and play therapy modalities.

Grace Malonai PhD LPCC BC-TMH, Director at TheraThrive

Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH

Director, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Grace has focused on learning about giftedness, high sensitivity, and sensory issues with the gusto of a highly educated, information-seeking momma bear (that’s a lot of gusto). Over 20 years of this study has allowed her to successfully assist many highly sensitive, intense, gifted children, their parents, and families.