Thrive Therapy Center, LLC

Thrive Therapy Center, LLC

Online & in-person psychotherapy services for children, teens, adults & couples. Services provided i 10560 Main Street
Suite #PH4
Fairfax, VA 22030
**Services by appointment only**

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Operating as usual


We are thrilled to share that Wendy Velazco-Weiss, LCSW joined our team!

Wendy is a bilingual (English/Spanish) trauma informed and EMDR trained clinical social worker licensed in Virginia and Maryland. To learn more about her visit us at:

To better serve the community we are offering tele-health services in English, Spanish & Portuguese. You can reach us by email at [email protected] or by phone at 703-507-0963. We look forward to hearing from you! 05/05/2020

20 phrases to use when your child isn’t listening

Helpful phrases during challenging times. 9. "Stop, breathe, now ask for what you want." 03/24/2020

Let your authentic self thrive

We are offering teletherapy to help support new & existing clients. Online video & phone sessions help us best serve the current needs of clients.

During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud to offer video and phone sessions to new and existing clients. Clients are able to receive services from the comfort and safety of a private location.

Our main priority is to continue to be available to you, particularly during this uncertain time. Our goal is to stay connected, maintain the consistency of the work our clients are doing, and support them through these ever-evolving times.

We recognize these are challenging & uncertain times and they may trigger feelings of fear & anxiety. We are available to new clients who may be in need of support. Please don't hesitate to reach out to set up a teletherapy appointment with one of our clinicians. We are here to help.

Wishing you & yours health & wellness.


Tiny Buddha


Thrive Therapy Center Team 03/17/2019

10 Simple Everyday Ways to Improve a Child's Behavior and Mood

“Small changes over time in your child’s daily habits will not only translate to better behavior in the present but also lead to healthy life habits that have a big pay off on emotional health in the future.“ Discover how basic integrative health approaches can be applied daily to improve child behavior, mood and emotional health. 03/04/2019

The 10 Most Important Things We Can Do for the People We Love

"In these moments when we feel lost and down on ourselves, it helps to see ourselves through the eyes of someone who believes in us. And it helps to remember we’re not alone, and that someone else really cares." People. Life is all about people. We don’t have to have a ton of relationships, but we all need people in our lives who get us. Who’ve seen our freak flag countless times and love when it comes out. People who tag us on memes that capture our spirit, or Tasty videos they know we’d drool over. ... 02/26/2019

How Gratitude Journaling Can Boost Your Mood and Completely Change Your Life

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~Melody Beattie Gratitude journaling can boost your mood, improve your attitude, and completely change your life, and it only takes five minutes per day. 02/26/2019

10 Emotion-Coaching Phrases to Use When Your Child is Upset

“Teaching our children that there is a lesson when we struggle is so important. That there is a lesson in our pain, disappointment, anger. That problems that are hard to solve lead to opportunities.” Our words can hurt or heal when our kids are upset. Build your child up with these 10 phrases that will coach your child through big emotions and connect with their hearts. Give your child the gift of emotional intelligence and set them up for life.


We are thrilled to share that Andréa Nunes-Gardner, LPC joined our team!

Andréa is a highly trained and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor with over a decade of experience working with children, teen, adults & couples. Please visit our website ( to learn more about her.

To better serve the community we are now offering services in English, Spanish & Portuguese.


Maria Ines Butler, LCSW, founder of Thrive Therapy Center, participated in a professional panel for an online social work program. She was honored to contribute to the profession!

01/22/2019 11/05/2018

This 70-Year Study of Over 70,000 Kids Reveals How to Raise Happy and Successful Children

Pretty simple... So that's what it takes to be a good parent.


Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond

Great tips for the first days of school!

School is stressful, and children’s developing brains aren’t yet fully equipped to handle it. - Creative Child Magazine


Oprah Winfrey explores revolutionary approach to childhood trauma for "60 Minutes"

“It’s not about what’s wrong with you, but what happened to you”... it’s about trauma and this is why we do the work that we do. There is hope that things can get better.

"This story is so important to me and I believe to our culture that if I could dance on the tabletops right now to get people to pay attention to it, I would," Winfrey says


Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond

Simple yet impactful phrases.

14. “You make me proud.” 💜 01/03/2018

When Your Anxiety Makes You An Angry Mom

"I’ve learned to embrace saying “I’m sorry,” and recognize that there is a lot of peace to be found in owning your own truth." Anxiety isn’t all about stress and panic attacks. For me, it’s often about being so stressed that the result is cold, angry, bitter words. 12/04/2017

12 powerful parenting phrases that make talking to kids easier

How will these powerful phrases change the dynamic in your home? 7. “How can I help…” 11/29/2017

3 Life Lessons From a 93-Year-Old That Will Help You at Any Age

Simple yet powerful. The number one barrier is ourselves.B


Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


Helpful reminder as the holidays approach.

Reminder: we don't have to continue holiday traditions that leave us broke and stressed out. 11/21/2017

Boost Your Happiness: 10 Mindfulness Tips for Busy People - Tiny Buddha

Boost your happiness and health without losing time. If you've been extra busy and can't find time to meditate, try one of these simple mindfulness practices to boost your happiness. 11/21/2017

How to Enjoy the Holidays When Grieving the Loss of a Loved One - Tiny Buddha

This upcoming holiday season many will be coping with the loss of a loved one and wishing they were still here. You are not alone. We are here to walk with you in this journey. Visit us at: The holidays can be difficult when you've lost someone you love. Here are eight ideas to help you enjoy the holidays while also honoring your loss.


Still Standing Magazine

“If you think you or someone you know has PTSD, EMDR may be able to help.”

Before the first session of EMDR, we established a support system so I could recover from each session. It is not unlike “finding your village” as a woman transitions out of pregnancy and into postpartum life. Following each session, exhaustion would set in as my brain scrubbed away my old way of thinking and regrouped events into new categories. The first and most obvious support person was our babysitter for our older children. [ 581 more words ] 07/26/2017

Are You Expecting Too Much from Your Toddler?

"The early years are about teaching, not punishing. When parents have realistic expectations about their child's capabilities, they can guide behavior in very sensitive and effective ways." A national survey shows most parents believe their toddlers have the capacity for more control of their emotions than is developmentally possible at t


Helpful reminder to take care of ourselves.

Love this!

via Sweatpants & Coffee


The importance of predictability and it's ability to heal.

When walking through life with someone with a trauma history, one of the best things we can do is to be predictable. The more we can predict and follow through on, the more they can reduce their anxiety and connect. As they connect with you, you open the pathways for healing. It's not in your words, it's in your presence that others heal.



Powerful TED Talk!

"Bravery is learned, and like anything learned, it just needs to be practiced."



10560 Main St
Fairfax, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm
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