Thriving Minds has an exceptional team of psychologists, therapists, and social workers, as well as graduate interns and a fantastic office staff.
A clinical psychologist specializing in the psychological assessment and treatment of children, couples, and families, Dr. Kotrba also offers treatment to adults and adolescents.
: Dr. Hella is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her Ph.D. at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. She has experience in private practice, hospitals, primary care and specialty medical clinics, and university-based children’s behavioral health offices. Dr. Hella specializes in evaluation and treatment of children (ages 3 and up), adolescents and adults. Dr. Hella is also the director at the Brighton office.
Katelyn is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Behavioral Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for children, adolescents, and teens.
Dr. Waldo is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Waldo received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University
Dr. Andrea Roth is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She completed her doctorate in School & Clinical Child Psychology at Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Roth’s work has focused primarily on children, adolescents, and families. Her areas of interest include parent/child dyadic work, anxiety disorders, and pediatric sleep.
Tiffany received her Masters of Social Work at University of Michigan, where she focused on interpersonal practice with children and youth. Tiffany is fully licensed LCMSW in the state of Michigan specializing in assessment and therapy of children, adolescents, and families.
Elizabeth is a Licensed Masters of Social Work who received her degree from the University of Michigan. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families using several methods of Cognitive and Behavioral therapies. She is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Dr. Thomson is a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. She received her PhD in School Psychology from Michigan State University, and obtained specialized training in pediatric psychology within Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan Health System) primary care clinics and specialty clinics at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Dr. Taylor Hicks-Hoste is a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), who provides assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, and families, as well as consultation services to schools.
Lisa is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Madonna University. She provides individual, family and group therapy to children and adolescents using evidenced based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Sandra is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Michigan Dearborn. She is particularly passionate about treating children and their families who are experiencing anxiety and coping with the stressors that daily life presents.
Marla Field is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Moody Theological Seminary. Primarily, she works with adults- providing therapy for both individuals and couples using evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Gottman Method for Couples.
Shannon Koch is a Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist who completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Madonna University. She provided therapeutic intervention, assessment, and testing services to children, teenagers, adults, and families in a low fee out-patient clinic.
Dr. Heather Schmitt is a Limited License Psychologist (LLP) who specializes in treatment and assessment of emotional and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from Michigan State University. Dr. Schmitt also trained at the Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic, where she worked with at-risk residential treatment adolescents as well as Omaha-area children and families as part of an APA-accredited program.
Kelly is a Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist who earned her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Wayne State University. She has experience working with children and adolescents in outpatient and inpatient settings, creating and running group therapy sessions, implementing behavioral programs, and collaborating with parents.
Taylor Nezich is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University's Clinical Behavioral Psychology Master's degree program, where she received her Temporary Limited License Psychologist credentials. Taylor works with young children, adolescents, and adults, while practicing evidenced-based therapies such as ACT, DBT, and MBCT.
Kiley is a Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist (TLLP) and graduate student pursuing her PhD in School Psychology at Michigan State University. She provides assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, and families, as well as consultation services to schools.
Janelle is a Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist (TLLP) who provides therapy to children, adolescents, and families using evidence-based Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Janelle received her Master’s degree in School Psychology from Michigan State University and is pursuing her PhD in School Psychology at Michigan State University.
Sheri is our Brighton Office Manager. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at Cleary University. She is a mother of three children and a grandmother of four.
Joan is our billing manager and has worked (lovingly) with mental health insurance billing for the past 5 years.
Nikki is our Chelsea Office Manager.
Amy Devine is the receptionist and billing assistant to the Chelsea Office.
Clesha is our Administrative Assistant at the Brighton office location.