Meet Our Professionals


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 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, please contact us to schedule an appointment or to ask any questions. We are here to help!

Katie Malone, LPCC, LMFT

Lead Therapist

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.

Arwin Cotas-Girard, Psy.D.

Psychometrist Assessor

Dr. Arwin works collaboratively with her clients to spark curiosity within them and help answer any questions they may have about themselves. She strives to provide a comprehensive and authentic understanding of clients’ strengths and challenges.

Doug Ronning LMFT, RDT/BCT


Doug is an attentive, sensitive, compassionate, respectful, and direct therapist who helps people of all ages (children, teens, adults). He is deeply committed to providing quality care and resources to help you (and/or your family member) lead a more productive, connected, and authentic life.

Rachel A. Powers, PsyD, LMFT

Assessor, Therapist

Dr. Rachel views assessment and therapy as a beautiful balance between both art and science. This means that she utilizes her natural curiosity to get to know you, to understand you better, and to learn about your strengths and challenges. She will meet you where you are at, and identify a plan for your work together.

Emily Linaman, LCSW

Therapist, Outreach

Emily is an intuitive, experiential, fluid, curious, compassionate, reflective and direct therapist. She strives to always convey respect, and honor your unique point of view. She does not impose her personal values or opinions onto you, or your child, and wants to help you identify traits, ideas and values that are unique to you in order to support your personal growth, healing, and self-actualization.

Elizabeth Hays-Lohrey, PsyD


Dr. Elizabeth is an experienced psychologist and assessor who genuinely gets gifted. She deeply respects her clients, and strives to help them find clarity and understanding about their unique strengths, differences and challenges.

Grace Malonai, PhD., LPCC, BC-TMH

Director, Therapist

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.