Gabriella Gibbs (Co-Founder) BCBA-LBA
Gabby is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA-LBA) with nearly a decade of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Together with her husband, Daniel Gibbs, she co-founded Thriving Minds Academy, a groundbreaking institution providing specialized educational and support services for children with autism and other developmental disorders. The impetus for this endeavor was born out of personal experience; their eldest of three children was diagnosed with autism which led them to realize the critical need for resources within their community.
Earning her master’s degree in special education from Arizona State University, her mission has been to foster positive behavioral changes in her clients. She leverages her academic foundation and her professional experience to create a supportive, inclusive environment. She is known for her warm, approachable demeanor, and her unique ability to develop trusting relationships with her clients and their families.
Outside the professional sphere, she is a lover of the great outdoors. Alongside her family, she embraces the beauty of Arizona through hiking and mountain biking adventures. At home, she enjoys challenging board games, infusing fun and learning into the family’s daily life. In all aspects of her life, Gabby blends her dedication, empathy, and adventurous spirit, making her a source of inspiration for those around her.