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Empowering Individuals and Families to Thrive with Personalized Services

At Thrive, we are a family-owned boutique company that specializes in personalized services that cater to your growth and development as an individual or family. Our philosophy is based on presuming competence, which means we have faith in the abilities of the individuals we work with and believe that growth is always possible.  We work to support our clients and their families, students and other professionals to live a life that is meaningful and full of value!

Our guided, consultative approach helps us identify the challenges you may be facing, and we work collaboratively with you to develop the appropriate supports to help you and your family thrive instead of just surviving.  Our continuing education opportunities and group classes allow for opportunities to expand your knowledge and to grow in your expertise and life. 

In addition to our backgrounds in Therapeutic Consultation and Behavior Analysis, we also offer other specialized interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Coaching, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Consultation, Life Balance Yoga Therapy and mindfulness experiences, as well as Animal Assisted Therapy.

Note: Additional interventions are not behaviorally based and are not covered by the BACB certification.

Discover more about our philosophy and who we are by clicking the link below!

What is THRIVE all about?

T:  Thrive is invested in creating Therapeutic interactions within a variety of dynamic and meaningful activities.  We are focused on individuals and families THRIVING, not just surviving the day to day.

R:  Thrive is Relationship-based in all that we do, and we work to build Resiliency.

I:  Thrive is all about INTRINSIC MOTIVATION and supports an Individualized approach so that each person can grow in Independence!

V: Thrive believes in a Values based approach where Varying experiences lead to optimal growth.

E:  Thrive has a foundation in providing Experience-based learning and growth opportunities that focus on building competence dor individuals, families and professionals.  


About Kathryn Bovino

Kathryn Bovino is a Consultant, Educator and Coach with 20 years of experience working with neurodiverse populations. She is the co-owner of a Thrive Consutlation and Therapy, and provides Therapeutic Consultation, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT coaching). Kathryn also leads yoga and mindfulness groups and teaches Psychology at a local Community College.

Kathryn is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst and earned her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, with a graduate certificate in autism, from Ball State University in 2015. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida (2004) and has maintained certifications as a RDI® Program Consultant and Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS) since 2006. Kathryn holds additional certifications as a Therapy Dog Team Handler, Life Balance Yoga Therapy Instructor and ACT Matrix Facilitator.


Kathryn specializes in creating dynamic, individualized and supportive, relationship-based programs for a wide variety of neurodivergent individuals and families. She works collaboratively with students, clients, families and teams to co-create meaningful and motivating goals with proactive strategies to achieve them. Kathryn strives to stay up to date on current research and applications within the field of psychology, particularly focused on autism and developmental disorders, behavior analysis, relationship-based programs, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), as well as yoga and mindfulness. In all of her endeavors, Kathryn’s mission is to encourage and inspire others to create a meaningful life that helps them to truly thrive.

Kathryn is passionate about utilizing and sharing about the ACT Matrix and offers free webinars and CEUS on Crowd Cast.  Please click the link below to follow her!  

***Please note:  Kathryn's certifications as an Infant/Toddler Developmental Specialist, RDI Consultant, Yoga Instructor and Therapy Dog Handler are not behavioral in nature and are not covered by the BACB certification. ***

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About Brian Bovino

Brian Bovino earned his B.A at the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in Economics and Finance. He graduated with his Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. Brian is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a Certified Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Consultant and a Licensed Real Estate agent.


Brian began his work with families and children with Autism in 2004. Prior to starting at the Family Guidance and Therapy Center as the Director of Operations and Developmental Services, Brian specialized in educating parents on how build consistency in parenting practices. Brian has worked with parents to improve their confidence and help them explore new learning opportunities available in everyday activities. Brian is passionate about helping parents become an active part in their child’s learning and development. He believes that through everyday routines and leisure activities, each moment is a potential learning opportunity and can be made enjoyable. 


Brian has worked in a multitude of settings including the public, private, and charter school setting as well as the Special Olympics, juvenile probation, short-term residential facilities, and as a Firefighter/paramedic.  Brian enjoys sports, magic, and singing and is a 2015 international Barbershop Chorus Champion with the Westminster Chorus.  

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Meet our Therapy Animals

Nala and Perci Bovino

In addition to the amazing animals that we get to interact with at Ride on Ranch (goats, chickens, cows, and horses), Thrive provides Animal Assisted Therapy with Nala and Perci.  

Nala and Kathryn worked together in 2014 to become a certified Love on a Leash Therapy Dog Team.  Nala is now retired from Love on a Leash but still loves to provide her therapeutic support to clients and anyone she can find to love on.

Perci trained for two years as an Autism Service Dog and in 2016 was certified by Good Dog Service Canines as a Facility Dog to work alongside Brian.

Both Nala and Perci have extensive experience working with Kathryn and Brian to provide therapeutic support and interactions for a variety of individuals in a multitude of settings. 

In their spare time, Nala and Perci love playing fetch, swimming, meeting new friends and snuggling.  

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