Alison Cariello, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Phone: 571.932.3252
Fax: 703.356.0633

Thank you so much for visiting my profile. I am an LPC with nearly 10 years of psychotherapy experience working with adolescents, adults and families in diverse settings ranging from short-term stabilization to long-term treatment. I strive to create a therapeutic space for clients to better access their innate ability to heal by providing time, space, guidance and support. I lean towards more body-mind approaches to therapy while integrating CBT/DBT and trauma-informed techniques. Please contact me by phone or email to inquire about my openings or to schedule a brief phone consultation.

Alison is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia (VA: 0701011136). She earned her MA in Counseling from Marymount University in the Northern Virginia area and BA in Psychology from Ball State University. Alison is a certified yoga teacher (YTT-200) and is currently pursuing her somatic experiencing practitioner certificate (SEP) from the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Please see our group offerings for a list of groups that Alison co-facilitates.

Psychotherapy Treatment Specialties

  • Adolescents, Adults
  • Individual, Family, Group Therapy
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive/Mood related Disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Attention/ Executive Functioning related issues
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Maladaptive coping strategies
  • Body-mind integration
  • Relationships


  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Marymount University in Arlington, VA (2018)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology- Ball State University in Muncie, IN (2010)

Psychotherapy Experience

  • Inova Kellar Center- Clinical Programs (Fairfax, VA): Behavioral Health Therapist 1 for Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Program Intake Coordinator, Outpatient group co-facilitator (Adolescent DBT)
  • Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic- Girl’s Recovery Lodge (Arlington, VA): Residential Specialist
  • The Women’s Center (Vienna, VA): Clinical Counseling Intern