Miriam Manela, OTR, is the director of The Thrive Group, her private practice housed in a unique sensory gym. She has received advanced training in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), Sensory Integration, Attachment Theory and Reflex Integration. Miriam is also a certified Reiki practitioner and Therapeutic Listening™ Provider.
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Raquel Bondar, MS, OTR is an occupational therapist at The Thrive Group. Raquel is bright, perceptive and detail oriented and typically treats girls, aged 3-10 with attention, focusing and behavioral concerns. The Thrive Group clients like that Raquel is positive and engaging and tries to work on incorporating therapy exercises into their daily routines.
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Tova Brown, MS, OTR is an occupational therapist at The Thrive Group. Tova also works as a school-based occupational therapist where she regularly collaborates with teachers. She also works in early intervention, focusing on pediatric development with family collaboration. Tova believes that mindfulness and self-awareness are key components of healthy functioning.
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Suri Roth is a stress modulation coach. Suri helps clients realize their full potential and forge meaningful relationships by teaching them to modulate their stress responses. In her sessions, she brings a natural passion and skill for coaching, supporting, and motivation that is always calm and gentle.
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Karen Benton MSW, LSW, is the staff social worker at The Thrive Group. Karen has a wide range of experience working with children and teens, families and individuals, with behavior, emotional, social and academic challenges. She has worked in private schools as well as in patient and out patient mental health facilities. She works one-on-one with individuals in The Thrive Group, as well as working with groups in Social Skills Workshops.
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