Audra Mrini center for pastoral counseling
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– Alexandria (VTS)
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 903-9696 ext. 222

Annandale United Methodist Church
6935 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 903-9696 ext. 222

Audra Mrini

MA, NCC. Nationally Certified Counselor. Resident in Counseling.

Audra Mrini is a highly skilled, compassionate, empathetic, counseling professional with over twenty years of experience in mental health. She strives to provide exceptional care to adults and adolescents learning to live more fulfilling lives while managing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief and loss. She is dedicated to providing special care to clients utilizing psychodynamic, family systems, CBT, and DBT approaches in a way that meets each unique client’s needs. Audra has received training as a facilitator for Prepare Enrich with couples, including premarital counseling. She has received training in EMDR to aid her in working with individuals living with trauma. Audra believes life’s challenges, pain, and suffering can be transformed into meaningful experiences that lead to personal growth and purposeful living. Audra offers a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship, respecting and recognizing the worth and value of each person.

Audra is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Resident in Counseling. She has extensive experience in mental health, psychiatric, and crisis intervention settings, and has worked with adult and adolescent survivors of abuse. Audra is interested in providing counseling to parents, those with relationship issues, and in life transitions particularly retirement. Audra works with clients to help them identify and explore their spiritual needs and how the spiritual can support and add further value to one’s life.

Audra offers workshops and presentations on topics related to trauma, anxiety, depression, self-care, parenting, and building meaning in life as well as on topics customized to the needs of each organization and group.

Take the first step to help- call or email Audra: or 703-903-9696 ext. 222.


Years in Practice: 2 years
School: Marymount University/MA Pastoral Counseling
Year Graduated: 2014

Additional Credentials:

Degree: University of the Pacific/MA Music Therapy
Year graduated: 1993
Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors


Avg Cost (per session): $60 – $200
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


Supervisor’s Name: Carey Gauzens LCSW, CP
Supervisor’s License: 904002357
License State: VA

Referral Coordinator:

Call our Referral Coordinator at (703) 903-9696 ext. 290 to help determine the best counselor for your needs.
703-903-9696 ext 222
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– Alexandria (VTS)
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 903-9696 ext. 222

Annandale United Methodist Church
6935 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 903-9696 ext. 222


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


Abuse, Adolescents, Aging/Seniors. Anxiety. Body/Mind Integration, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, College Adjustment, Coping Skills, Couples/Relationship Therapy (Couples Counseling), Depression, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Grief and loss, Marital and Premarital, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pre-Marital Counseling, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem/Empowerment, Spiritual Crisis, Spiritual Development, Spirituality,  Trauma, Trauma and PTSD, Young Adult Issues

Mental Health Issues:

Dissociative Disorders – Mood Disorders

Sexuality Issues:

Sexual Abuse

Client Focus:

Religious Orientation: Any

Age Specialty:

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach:

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic
  • Mindfulness


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Premarital
  • Group