Thrive came about when

a few dope people of color

realized that there were not enough people who looked like us practicing therapy, while there were many women and people of color who were seeking out therapy. All of us,

the firsts in our family to graduate college and thriving in our careers,

realized that there was a need for therapists who were able to overcome their own obstacles and

share their skills with others. 


Briahn (Bri) Badelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the Bay Area.  A Bay Area native, Briahn has worked at various non-profits and hospitals in the Bay working with folks suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, dealing with life transitions, work stress, family and relationship issues as well as navigating the daily challenges that come up just trying to navigate the various systems we are in. For the last five years, Bri has worked as a trauma medical social worker working with victims of crime, and more recently working as the Director of Mental Health and Student Services with middle school and high school student at a small charter school district. Bri is now offering her years of experience to help teenagers and adults find ways to work through the daily stressors that affect us as we try to navigate life.

When you've tried the barbershop and hair salon and haven't come up with any answers, come talk to me so we can figure it out together. -Bri

Many traditionally marginalized communities are often conditioned to just push through to achieve their goals with the “you have to do twice as well to be considered half as good” mentality. At Thrive, we want to help you figure out how to reach success without sacrificing who you are or burning out. We’re here to help you learn how to THRIVE!