About THRIVE!

We believe in presuming competence!  Thriving and not just surviving! And living a life that is meaningful and full of value!

Thrive is a boutique family run company that prides itself on personalized, individualized services that are designed for you and your family’s optimal growth. 

We presume competence in the Indvidual's we work with and expect their family members to do so as well!  Through the guided, consultative model, we are able to determine challenges you are facing and collaborate with you on supports that will help to move your family out of just surviving into truly thriving!

We also have the expertise, training and certifications to provide additional supports in addition to Behavior Analysis, such as Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Life Balance Yoga Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, and more!  ***These interventions are not behavioral in nature and are not covered by the BACB certification. ***

Learn more about our philosophy and who we are below!

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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.  

 
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About Kathryn Bovino

Kathryn Bovino is the co-owner and creator of THRIVE Consultation and Therapy.  She strives to use a dynamic, individualized approach combined with her training, education, and experience to guide and support individuals and families to live a life of truly thriving and not just surviving.


Kathryn is a 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. 

Along with her experience as a Clinical Director, Kathryn has worked as a developmental specialist in early intervention, as well as provided one on one support in home, center and school-based programs. She has taught in a private school and camps for autism, as well as designed, implemented, and supervised behavioral and relationship focused programs. Kathryn strives to stay up to date on current research and applications within the field of autism, behavior analysis, relationship-based programs, ACT, as well as yoga and mindfulness.  She applies strategies from her various training and certifications into her work with individuals and families.

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.