I know how alone it can feel sometimes. Life can be so stressful. I have devoted myself to helping people navigate their lives to feel happier and more fulfilled. I help individuals reach their full potential and thrive! I know that therapy can help and look forward to hearing from you. You do not have to go thru life feeling alone. 

​I provide compassionate, supportive and confidential care to children, adolescents, adults and couples so they can gain insight and explore possibilities to live fuller and happier lives.  I specialize in providing relief with anxiety, depression, loss & grief and trauma. We also help with issues related to personal growth, life transitions and acculturation issues.

Feeling better is possible!  

You don't have to go thru this alone... 

We are here to help! Call us at 703-507-0963.

Services Available


Individual Therapy for Children, Teens & Adults

Family Therapy for Intact, Divorced and Blended Families

Couples Therapy 

Play Therapy 

Extended Play Based Developmental Assessment (Gil)

Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Groups (As available)
• Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
• Rape Survivors
• Women’s Issues
• Life Transitions
• Loss & Grief
•TCKs (“Third Culture Kids”- group for individuals who have relocated to different countries/cultures during their formative years)


Consultation services are available in a variety of settings. Topics range from the impact of trauma on children adolescents, adults & couples, play therapy techniques and skills, and clinical case discussions and conceptualizations. Supervision is available for those looking to get licensed in the State of Virginia. Please contact Maria Ines Butler, LCSW at mbutler@thrivetherapycenter.com with specific requests for consultations with your agency or group.​


Adoption Service Provider (ASP) services available for out of state adoptions.  For additional information regarding the adoption process please visit www.AdoptHelp.org


If you have an ongoing case with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and are in the process of submitting an application (for U-Visa, Asylum, Residency, etc) and need a psychological evaluation in English or Spanish, we can help you. We work closely with clients and their attorneys to provide a comprehensive evaluation and report.
The cost for most Immigration Evaluations is $900.

Insurance Information

I am an “out of network” provider and my services are covered by most PPO insurance plans.  When people use their insurance for mental health services they must be given a psychiatric diagnosis for those services to be covered (such as depression, bipolar, general anxiety, PTSD).  Once the person has received a psychiatric diagnosis it becomes a permanent part of their medical history.  Insurance companies determine which diagnosis warrant treatment and for how long.  Many individuals who seek mental health services do not warrant a diagnosis, yet would greatly benefit from therapeutic services.  I do not believe that this should keep individuals from seeing a therapist and improving their overall satisfaction with their life. 

​Another aspect of using insurance to cover mental health services is privacy.  The information submitted to insurance companies is viewed by a number of people who ultimately make decisions about your care and determine how many sessions you are approved for.  If you decide that you would like to get reimbursed a statement can be prepared for this purpose, if requested, for you to submit to your insurance company. 

If you determine that you would like to submit a statement for reimbursement please contact your insurance company regarding out of network mental health benefits.  Please check your coverage carefully by asking the suggested questions to the left.  

Thrive Therapy Center, LLC
10560 Main Street #PH4 ​Fairfax, VA 22030

• Trauma and PTSD symptoms (EMDR treatment available)

• Depression and Anxiety

• Life Transitions & Personal Growth

• Infertility, Miscarriage & Infant Loss

• Pregnancy, Post-partum & Maternity

• Communication Difficulties

• Couples & Relationships Problems

• Intimacy Difficulties

• Grief and Loss

• Acculturation Issues

• LGBTQ friendly and experienced

Let your authentic self thrive!