Thriving Minds is committed to providing excellent education and training opportunities to
students and professionals. We believe that the best professionals are constantly learning,
growing, and training.


Advanced Clinical Practicum

Thriving Mind’s practicum training program is designed for advanced doctoral graduate students (second year and above). This year-long training program focuses on the delivery of evidence-based interventions and gold standard evaluations of children, adolescents, adults and their families presenting with Anxiety, Selective Mutism, OCD, ADHD and behavioral issues. The advanced practicum offered by Thriving Minds is unpaid, and requires a commitment of two days per week. Advanced practicum students are offered the supervised opportunity to conduct both pediatric psychotherapy and psycho-educational or development assessments, as well as dissemination of information to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Aimee Kotrba at

Predoctoral Psychology Internship

Thriving Minds is a member of the Mid-Michigan Psychology Internship Consortium (MMPIC). We provide an Internship in Health Service Psychology with a focus on child and adolescent psychology. Our internship is a part of the APPIC Internship Matching Program. Other MMPIC internship sites include: The University of Michigan, Division of Pediatric Psychology; Sunfield Center, Saginaw Public Schools.

We accept applicants from school and clinical psychology doctoral programs, with preference given to interns from accredited programs. For more information about our pre-doctoral internship training program and how to apply please visit the MMPIC website.

If you have questions regarding the application process please contact Dr. Jana Aupperlee at (Internship Director), or contact Dr. Aimee Kotrba at for information specific to the Thriving Minds internship site.


Postdoctoral Training

Thriving Minds offers a post-doctoral fellowship, with a focus on intensive supervised training in evidence-based intervention for pediatric anxiety, behavioral issues, selective mutism, OCD, and other pediatric diagnoses. This experience allows postdocs to develop specialized competencies while receiving supervised training in order to attain licensure. If you are interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellow position at Thriving Minds please contact Dr. Aimee Kotrba at for more information.

Join Our Team!

Thriving Minds has openings for a full-time, part-time or contingent psychologist, therapist, or social worker with experience working with a pediatric population. Thriving Minds is an expanding pediatric psychology clinic with branches in Chelsea and Brighton, offering competitive compensation, a flexible schedule, a wonderful team of supportive coworkers, and administrative staff.  We have a beautiful, large, fully-equipped clinic.

The pediatric therapist position requires direct work with patient population, including psychotherapy and school consultation.  Typical population includes children with anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and behavioral management issues. Strong applicants will have an ability to consult with schools, provide evidence-based intervention, and work effectively with children and families.

Training and experience in the use of Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are a necessity. Must be licensed in Michigan (or willing/able to be licensed in Michigan); TLLP, LLP, or LMSW are all accepted as applicants.

Compensation and benefits include competitive pay, coverage of appropriate continuing education opportunities, flexible work schedules, and immediate referral network.

Qualified and interested individuals should send a CV with a letter of interest to Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D. at