Rachel Costlow, MA, NCC

Resident in Counseling

In-Office Sessions: Ashburn (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Ashburn (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of:
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Couple
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused

Are you experiencing overwhelming feelings of sadness, anger, or stress? Have you been struggling silently to see growth or find healing in your life? You don’t have to be on this journey alone. Whether you are dealing with trauma, relationship issues, or life transitions, I am here to provide therapeutic support through these situations.

I believe in a holistic approach to counseling that considers each individual’s unique life experiences and overall wellness. I utilize a variety of evidence-based techniques including Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Trauma-informed approaches to therapy. My goal in our therapeutic relationship is to shine a light on your strengths and resiliency when all you can see is darkness.

My training and clinical experience involves individuals experiencing mood disorders, self-esteem and body image issues, trauma, and relationship conflict including perpetrators and victims of physical and emotional abuse. I also have experience working with individuals involved in the justice system and those mandated to treatment. I believe that every person deserves a safe place to learn about the connection between their thoughts and emotions to ultimately learn healthier coping behaviors.

More About Me:

I was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and now live in Ashburn with my partner and dog. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, reading, and caring for my plants.

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Body Image
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Dynamics
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University
  • Master’s degree in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Member of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society
  • Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Level 1 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Resident in Counseling
VA 0704015209
Supervised by:
Charlie Clark, LPC, NCC

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.