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Matthew Parvis LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Matthew Parvis Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a Ph.D therapist with 36 years in private practice and as a contractor for the DOD, I'm experienced with couples and individual therapy for military, former military, and civilian clients.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Dr. Matthew Parvis has over 30 years of experience in practice as both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) helping thousands of individuals and couples create positive and lasting changes in their lives. He specializes in working with adults and seniors who are coping with grief, loss, depression, anxiety, couples issues, and dysfunctional family dynamics. Dr. Parvis has the clinical expertise to apply any tool at his disposal that helps you move toward your goal. Therapy is a collaboration and a conversation between therapist and client on your journey of growth, healing, and meaningful change. He believes that the hardest step in therapy is the first one: taking the risk of letting someone genuinely know you so that you can better accept and understand yourself. Dr. Parvis considers caring, acceptance, and respect as the foundation for success in the therapeutic experience. To him, therapy is most valuable when you experience being seen, heard, and understood. From that trust comes the willingness to take one step at a time is creating the life and relationships you desire.






General Expertise





Aging related concerns

Divorce & separation

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


In-Network Insurance






Virginia Blue Shield


First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy


  • Virginia, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 717001378


Doctor of Philosophy, Brigham Young University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Matthew Parvis, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Matthew Parvis, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Matthew Parvis accepting new clients?

Yes, Matthew Parvis is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach, 516 S Independence Blvd Suite 104, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452.

Does Matthew Parvis accept insurance?

Yes, Matthew Parvis accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Matthew Parvis offer?

Matthew Parvis offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Matthew Parvis offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Matthew Parvis offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach, 516 S Independence Blvd Suite 104, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452.

Does Matthew Parvis offer online therapy?

Yes, Matthew Parvis offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Matthew Parvis?

Matthew Parvis typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Matthew Parvis speak?

Matthew Parvis conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Matthew Parvis online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Matthew Parvis online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.