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!
David Millen, LMFT
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, 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.
Chelsie Crilly, AMFT
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, APCC, AMFT
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.
Lydia Wang Koerner, AMFT
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.
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.