The THRIVE Center for Emerging Young Adults


The Move Up Team

Who Leads The Move Up Groups?

The Heron’s Gate staff are all licensed practitioners with extensive experience working with the Failure to Launch population. They facilitate the groups and meet regularly to discuss your young adult’s specific needs and progress.

After the starter period of one month, a program review meeting allows you to discuss your family’s experience with the MOVE UP program and to explore the possibility for further care.

If you have existing mental health practitioners, we make sure that our program is coordinated with their treatment efforts.

Clinical Staff Role in Move Up
Rick Silver, MD Program Director
Rose Cohen, PhD Intake Coordinator and
Director of Operations
Laurie Nelson, LCPC Clinical Director
Joanna Balz Hokama, M.S., CNS, LDN Skills Based Program Director
Skill Group Leaders  
Michael Stahly, M.A., LGSW Mixed Martial Arts Instructor
Cynthia Matsakis, LCSW Mindfulness Group Instructor
Lauren Stahly Yoga Instructor
Jared Bosley   Group Leader, Attendant
Administrative Staff  
Alyssa Chechile Administrative Assistant, Scheduling

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