Caroline Crilley, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In-Office Sessions: McLean (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 McLean (map it)
 
Teletherapy for residents of:
 Virginia
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Child (7-10)
  • Tween (11-13)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
  • Young Child (3-6)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Play Therapy

I believe that every person and system possesses a unique, creative intelligence that guides them towards healing and wholeness. As a therapist, I strive to hold a safe, warm, accepting space for my clients to experience growth and transformation. I support children, adolescents, and adults through a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, life-transitions, emotional dysregulation, LGBTQIA+ matters, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, interpersonal and family conflict, trauma, low self-esteem, and behavioral problems.

Through a collaborative, person-centered approach, I strive to respect and celebrate individual needs throughout the therapeutic process. I utilize trauma-informed interventions based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and attachment theory. I believe in helping children tap into their creative, playful essence through play therapy to help them develop positive self-esteem, express their thoughts and feelings, practice emotional regulation, and promote effective problem-solving. My training in trauma-informed yoga shapes my mindful approach in sessions to promote holistic, mind-body healing, and somatic mindfulness. I am passionate about helping my clients establish a strong mind-body connection so they can use their innate wisdom to guide them towards healing and wholeness. I use self-soothing practices from my yoga training, such as breathing exercises and mindfulness, to educate my clients on effective calming skills.

More About Me:

When I’m not working, I love traveling, spending time in nature, practicing yoga, and creating art.

Specialty(ies):
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Family Dynamics
  • Gender/Sexual Identity (LGBTQIA+)
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University
  • Dual bachelor’s degrees from Virginia Tech in Psychology and Philosophy
  • Before transitioning to counseling, I worked as an early childhood educator and yoga instructor, both of which inform my work today.
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor
License:
VA 0701010535

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.