Thrive Counseling Center

Welcome to Thrive Counseling Center and Our Team.

Research shows time and time again that the strongest predictor of the effectiveness of counseling is a good relationship between you and your therapist. We consistently find this to be true and will support you in finding the therapist that is the right fit for you. 

We invite you to take a look through our providers and feel into who might be a good fit for you. Sometimes it's a connection with a provider's picture, sometimes it's their background and experience, sometimes you might really prefer to work with a male therapist, or sometimes with a female therapist.

You can also just trust your intuition and go with who you feel drawn to. Or, if you would like some help in making a decision about which therapist is right for you, give us a call or send us an email. We are available and ready to help you make the decision.

We are extremely proud to have such an amazing team of providers. Whomever you chose to work with, you will be in good hands.

Meet Our Team

Deborah Bloom, PsyD, LMFT, CMHS - Founder of Thrive Counseling Center

 Deborah BloomPsyD, LMFT, CMHS

 

**Dr. Bloom is available in our Federal Way office on Thursdays, and through our online counseling platform on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays**

 

Schedule With Dr. Bloom

 

Elizabeth Cabibi, MS, LMFT, CMHS - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

 Elizabeth CabibiMS, LMFT, CMHS

**Elizabeth is available in our Federal Way office and virtually through our online counseling platform on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. **

Schedule With Elizabeth

Elizabeth's clients appreciate her highly interactive, direct, no-nonsense approach to counseling

Elizabeth effectively combines her 15+ years of experience as a therapist with extensive additional training in her work with couples, families, and children. As a solution-focused and goal-oriented therapist, she will help you with the challenges you are facing utilizing a here-and-now approach. Elizabeth will dive right into the places you are getting stuck to help you find more successful ways of engaging in your life and relationships. She has a knack for helping you learn how to utilize your strengths in the areas you are struggling the most.  

Elizabeth's experience encompasses work in areas such as conflictual family relationships including blended familiesdivorcesibling rivalry, as well as military deployment and lifestyle. With her experience and research in childhood behavioral disorders and family relationships, Elizabeth has a unique perspective working with children and families handling difficulties such as Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, Aggression, and Conduct Problems.

Elizabeth is one of our top couples specialists here at Thrive Counseling Center. Working in partnership with both of you, she will help you find the spark that may have been lost or buried. She will help you remember and rediscover the reasons why you committed to your relationship or marriage in the first place. 

If you feel like you keep getting stuck in the relationship rut of ongoing conflict, or that persistent argument that never seems to go away or resolve, Elizabeth is the therapist for you. She is also skilled in supporting couples who want to take the next steps towards healing an affair or a betrayal. 

Education and Training 

  • Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Psychology, University of Washington
  • Certified Breakthrough Parenting Instructor- a program for supporting effective parenting strategies
  • Certified Facilitator of Prepare/Enrich- a program designed for premarital counseling as well as couples check-ups.
  • Certificate in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If you are ready to take the next step towards your goals, you can schedule your appointment with Elizabeth here, or contact us by phone or email.  

Todd Sadler, MA, LMHC, NBCC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor

 Todd SadlerMA, LMHC, NBCC

**Todd is available in our Federal Way office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays**

Schedule With Todd

Todd has a way of putting his clients (even if this is their first time coming in to counseling) immediately at ease. From this place, Todd will walk with you towards your goals, supporting and guiding you along the way. In working with Todd, he will skillfully tailor counseling towards your specific needs, rather than taking a cookie-cutter approach.

Todd has been working with adults, families, and children since 2010. He is a licensed mental health counselor as well as a National Board Certified Counselor. Based on his experience, Todd feels strongly that therapy should be a side-by-side collaborative experience between therapist and client(s).  

With Todd as your therapist, you be supported in identifying the sources that are contributing to your feelings of overwhelm, whether it be in your individual life, your relationships, or your parenting. Using a strengths based approach, he will also explore your strengths, or the things that are working or that you are good at (in your life, relationship, work, etc.). In understanding and harnessing these strengths, he will then help you use your strengths to create change within the areas you are struggling with.

He wants his clients to know that counseling isn't just about figuring out what's wrong. It's about figuring out what resources you do have (even if you aren't aware of them yet!) and using them to help resolve your challenges.    

In his work with kids and families, Todd brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and playfulness to support kids and teens who are struggling, as well as their families. His practical and empowering approaches to counseling are very well received by his child and teen clients. Even by those who initially are resistant to coming in to counseling.

Some of Todd's areas of specialty include:  

  • Working with individuals and couples who feel frustrated by not having their needs heard or met
  • Providing support for individuals and couples who desire changes in life but struggle to know how to go about making changes
  • Helping families understand how to communicate with each other more effectively 
  • Teaching skills and strategies to feel more confident in relationships and social situations regardless of age

Education and Training

  • Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University
  • National Board Certified Counselor

Are you ready to get the support you are looking for? You can schedule an appointment with Todd through our online scheduling system here, or by sending us an email or giving us a call.

Cheryl Carter, MS, LMHCA, CDPT

 Cheryl CarterMS, LMHCA, CDPT

Schedule With Cheryl

When you walk into Cheryl’s office, you are walking into a safe and supportive environment where you will get immediate help in figuring out the next steps to take in your life and relationships.  

Cheryl has walked down the path of healing from her own life and relational experiences which helps her effectively walk down the path with you in finding solutions for the struggles you are currently facing. She’s been there and knows what it feels like to take that first step in getting the help you know you might need to get things back on track.  

Knowing and understanding this journey from the inside out, Cheryl’s approach is completely non-judgemental and aims to ease the struggles you might be experiencing from anxiety, depression, feeling lost or confused, or feeling like you just can’t get control within your relationships. 

We all get stuck in old habitual patterns of engaging with our world that, if we are honest, don’t really work well anymore. This happens in many areas of our lives, within our families, our work, and especially in our marriages and primary relationships. In your work together, Cheryl will guide you in finding the tools and strategies to break free from these habitual ways of responding in favor of new options that are more effective in the here and now.  

Cheryl utilizes an artful blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Therapy in her work. She will help you learn how to challenge and change unproductive thinking and behavior patterns that lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, or feelings of being overwhelmed.  Utilizing mindfulness approaches, Cheryl will also help you in living the life that is right in front of you now, instead of dwelling in the past, or over focusing on the future.   

As a therapist who is trained in working with both mental health as well as chemical dependency/substance abuse challenges, Cheryl is unique in her ability to provide support to individuals, families, and couples who are struggling to cope with the painful and often debilitating experience of addiction, as well as when addiction and mental health struggles are both present (co-occurring disorders/dual diagnosis).

Some of the areas Cheryl specializes in:

  • When you feel like anxiety, depression, or overwhelm have completely taken over your life or the life of a loved one

  • Helping couples and families find more effective ways of connecting and communicating

  • Supporting individuals, families, and couples who are actively struggling with addiction issues and also additional mental health challenges

  • Helping children, teens, and adults find their own path after growing up with parents who struggled with addiction

  • Working with individuals who want to find ways to end the cycle of co-dependence

Education

  • Master’s Degree, Addictions Counseling, Grand Canyon University

  • Licensed Mental Health Associate, Washington State

  • Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee License, Washington State

You do not have to take this journey alone.  If you would like more information on Cheryl or are ready to set up an appointment to get immediate help in figuring out the next steps to take in your life and relationships, you can schedule with Cheryl now through our online scheduling system here.  Or, you can give us a call or send us an email.

Kreed Revere - Office Manager

 Kreed Revere

**Kreed is available to answer your questions or help with scheduling Monday-Friday.**

 

With a background in management and support, Kreed joined Thrive as the practice office manager in early 2016.  As an advocate of mental health counseling and supporting others, Kreed finds great purpose and value in helping to ensure clients and therapists can focus on the counseling journey at hand. Most of what she does is accomplished behind the scene and her tasks include new patient support, billing, marketing and other operational tasks that assist clients and therapists. 

Kreed came to Washington state by way of stepping out on faith and trusting the big leap! She left her native home state of Florida, the only place she had ever lived and traveled 3,000+ miles and eventually landed in the PNW - the place she now calls home. Passionate about pregnancy and birth, Kreed can often be found supporting those who are on their individual pregnancy and birth journey as well as spending time with her daughters, grandchildren and two retired racing greyhounds, Halo & Hollis, in her off time.

 

 

 

We specialize in:

Counseling for Individuals

If you are struggling and need support and guidance, we can help you:
  • Navigate a major life decision
  • Figure out how to make the changes you want in your life or relationships but struggle to achieve
  • Move out of depression and/or anxiety and into your life
  • End the struggle with negative relationship patterns (being a people pleaser, finding yourself in toxic relationships, struggling with setting appropriate boundaries)
  • Find more effective ways to manage anger
  • Find success living with Adult Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD/ADD, or a Learning Disability

Counseling for Couples

If you feel like you aren’t getting what you want in your relationship, we can help you:
  • Improve communication to help you and your significant other get on the same page.
  • Rebuild trust and intimacy after an affair or break in trust.
  • Prevent Anxiety, Depression, an Autism Spectrum/Asperger's diagnosis, or ADHD from coming between the two of you.
  • Make the decision to stay or go: when you both want support in evaluating which direction to take in your marriage or relationship.
  • Have Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s

Counseling for Children and Teens

Growing up is hard work. We help children and teens who:
  • Feel anxious, or worried all the time.
  • Feel depressed, lonely, or isolated
  • Have a tough time controlling their emotions and the behaviors that result (emotional outbursts, anger, aggression).
  • Struggle socially, or tend to end up in friendships where they are being taken advantage of.
  • Struggle academically and feel overwhelmed and stuck in knowing how to get back on track.
  • Feel overwhelmed with life changes or transitions (divorce, blended family dynamics, a move, or loss of a family member or close friend).
  • Have ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
We also offer support to parents who feel overwhelmed or stuck in figuring out the best steps to take to help their child or teen. When challenges are showing up in school we can also work with your child or teens school on your behalf.
Find the member of our team that is right for you.
Working with an experienced professional can mean feeling:
  • Supported
  • Hopeful
  • Understood
  • More confident
  • Capable of handling challenges in relationships
  • Appreciative of having an advocate and expert on their team
  • That you don’t have to go it alone anymore

There is hope. Are you ready to take the next step?
At our Federal Way counseling center, we can often schedule you the same week you call. With our online counseling platform we can frequently start working with you as soon as the next day.

In order to accommodate the work and school schedules of our clients we have late evening appointments most days of the week.

To take the next step give us a call, send us an email, or schedule your first appointment now through our online scheduling system.

We look forward to working with you.