About Me

Carin is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy. She maintains a full time private practice in Alexandria Virginia.

With over 17 years of experience as a clinician, and a graduate of Chapman  University specializing in addiction, dual diagnosis and family therapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are working with a broad range of addiction, recovery, relapse prevention, and dual diagnosis challenges.

In addition, Carin has presented at local conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from addiction, recovery, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and domestic violence.

Carin is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.


BA, University Massachusetts, Education, 1987
MA, Chapman University, Psychology, 1999
Post Doctoral Studies, Colorado School of Professional Psychology.

Additional Training.

EMDR trained thru Laurel Parnel, Ph.D (trauma work). 
Auricular (NADA certified), Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.

Certified Grief♥Recovery® Specialist (trained via the Grief♥Recovery Institute®) 
REBT Practitioner (Albert Ellis Institute)
Trained in Relapse Prevention by Terrence Gorski

License, Certifications & Awards

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Colorado & Virginia

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Virginia

Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) National

Certified Addictions Counselor III (CACIII) Colorado

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy Trained (REBT)

Certified Grief♥Recovery® Specialist (trained via the Grief♥Recovery Institute®)

Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Certified Auricular Detoxificication Specialist (ADS) Virginia
Board Certified Professional Counselor BCPC (endorsed by APA) National

Professional Activities and Memberships

Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Member of National Association for Addiction Professionals) NAADAC
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
Member of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
Member of Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC)


Carin M. Beasley, Psychotherapist


Sherwood Hall Medical Center

2616 Sherwood Hall Lane,

Suite 206

Alexandria, Virgina 22306

Phone : (703) 795-5006