Cynthia R. Mathis, LMFT, PLLC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone: 703.401.5394
Fax: 703.356.0633

Cynthia Mathis is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She provides psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families, in addition to facilitating social skills groups. Ms. Mathis specializes in working with children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum and with other developmental delays.  She also treats children and adults struggling with sensory integration, anxiety, depression, ADHD, divorce, sexual abuse, adjustment disorders, and parenting and relational issues.

Her psychotherapy practice is designed to provide a supportive environment for clients to increase relatedness, develop positive coping skills, enhance both emotional and social growth, and to improve family and peer relationships. In working with clients, Ms. Mathis uses her systemic training and employs a variety of other treatment approaches to help clients reach their goals, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, play and expressive therapies, and the Greenspan DIR (Floortime) model.Ms. Mathis also works to collaborate with schools or other professionals clients may be receiving services from to facilitate a positive treatment outcome.

Ms. Mathis also employs eight associates in her practice. Please click below for additional information about each therapist.

Private Services Offered

  • Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family Evaluation and Psychotherapy
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Play and Art Therapy
  • Parent Guidance
  • School Consultation
  • Supervision and consultation for both residents or licensed professionals
  • Presentations for schools and parent groups

Psychotherapy Treatment Specialties

  • ADHD and learning challenges
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adoption Issues
  • Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
  • Autism and Asperger’s Disorders
  • Developmental Delays
  • Family Changes
  • Loss and Grief
  • Parenting and Relationship Issues
  • Self-image
  • Sensory Integration
  • Social Skills
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Falls Church, VA, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science in Family Studies/Individual and Family Development, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1998


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with the Commonwealth of Virginia, 2003-present
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Member, 1998-present
  • The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, Member, 2003-present
  • Mathis, C.R. (2001).  “The Story of a Sexually Abused Child’s Sandplay:  A Single Case Study.”
  • Awarded Washingtonian "Top Therapist" in two categories, July 2009


Psychotherapy Experience

  • Independent Private Practice, McLean, VA, 2006-present
  • Private Practice, Romberg Associates, PC, McLean, VA, 2002-2006
  • INOVA Kellar Center, Abused Children’s Treatment Services, Day School, In-Home Services, and Day Treatment, Fairfax, VA, 2000-2003
  • Virginia Tech Center for Family Services, Falls Church, VA, 1999-2001
  • Alternative House, Falls Church, VA, 1999-2000