Treatment & Evaluations

The therapists at Thriving Minds Behavioral Health offer Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) for Selective Mutism to children ages 2-18.  Research has repeatedly demonstrated that CBT is the most effective treatment method for Selective Mutism, resulting in increases in communication and decreases in anxiety symptoms. 

Three types of treatment are available including: individual treatment, consultative treatment and intensive treatment. Intensive treatment can take place either in the school setting or through Dr. Kotrba’s weeklong treatment camp, Confident Kids Camp.

We are very proud of the progress we have been able to make with children who attend our Confident Kids Camp and love to hear stories such as the one below. 

Hello Dr. Kotrba!

Over the past 2 years, our son has made tremendous growth in speaking!! Here are just a few of the people he is now verbal with that he has NEVER been previously:
Doctor & nurses, psychiatrist (for medication), dentist & assistants, all workers in restaurants, stores, the kids on his sport teams, his coaches, and people at church. He recently spoke with five relatives he has never spoken to before! He now speaks with other random people that he was previously not verbal with—neighbors, adults in “1 time situations” such as TSA workers while traveling, tour guides (recent trip to Costa Rica), etc.

He will even call any place on the phone for information

I know that none of his progress in “overcoming” SM would be happening without all of the therapy we did with you and the tools you gave me as a parent in helping him!! I am forever grateful. He has come SO far!

Thanks again for all of your important work with SM. You truly have made life better for our family. I can honestly say I do not worry about him being successful AND verbal in high school (next year already!) and beyond!



Thriving Minds Behavioral Health accepts Traditional and PPO Blue Cross Blue Shield. We make every effort to determine the coverage of patients; however, we also ask that patients explore their own coverage and are knowledgable about co-pays and deductibles prior to the first appointment.

TMBH is an "out-of-network" provider for all other insurance carriers.  However, many other insurance plans cover part or all of the costs of psychological services out-of-network. In fact, most patients report 60-100% reimbursement from their insurance company. If you plan to file for reimbursement with your insurance company, receipts are given for personal submission so that insurance companies can reimburse patients directly.  

Payment is expected at the time of service by cash, credit card, or check.