Carey Gauzens Center For Pastoral Counseling of Virginia
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Carey Gauzens

LCSW, CP., Psychotherapist.

Carey Gauzens, LCSW, CP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-Virginia) and a Nationally Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama and group psychotherapy (CP-National).  Carey received her Masters degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 1990 and has more than 25 years experience in the counseling field. She has had extensive postgraduate training in the areas of experiential therapy, grief and loss counseling, dealing with chronic and terminal illness, and working with those facing life transitions.

Carey specializes in working with adolescent and adult survivors of all types of abuse, those dealing with other forms of trauma, individuals facing chronic or terminal illness, victims of sexual assault, those grieving a loss, and individuals facing life transitions of all kinds.  Carey works with individuals across the lifespan, from adolescents to senior adults, around issues such as:  Family conflicts, adolescent behavior & mood issues, young adults adjusting to college/leaving home, and people of all ages dealing with issues of trauma, chronic or terminal illness, relationship conflicts, grief and loss, career issues, post traumatic stress, anxiety and depression.

Carey’s focus on assisting others with life transitions extends from adolescents grappling with their own identity issues to senior adults facing issues such as retirement and changes in health. In her counseling, Carey brings an interactive approach, a sense of humor and a deep reverence for the human spirit and the spirit of God in us all.

Take the first step to help: call or email at or 703-903-9696, ext. 255.


Abuse, Adolescents, Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), Aging/Seniors, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Assessment (Clergy), Assessment (Psychological), Body/Mind Integration, Child Abuse, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Clergy Abuse, Clergy and Clergy Family, Codependency, College Adjustment, Conflict management, Coping Skills, Crisis Counseling, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders,  Peer Relationships, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem/Empowerment, Self-Harming, Spiritual Crisis, Spiritual Development, Spirituality, Spouse/Partner Abuse, Step-Family/Blended Family Issues, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma, Trauma and PTSD, Women’s Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues,  Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity.


Years in Practice: 20+
School: Catholic University of America
Year Graduated: 1990
License Number: 0904002357
License Expiration Date: 06/30/2017
License States: VA

License States: CA
License Number: LCSW California #20280
License Status: Inactive


  • Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy from the American Board of Examiners
  • Certificate Date: 2001


Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Am Ex
Insurance:  Reimbursable under Out of Network benefits

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. 255


– Alexandria (St. Luke’s)
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
8009 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 903-9696 ext. 255


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-Esteem/Empowerment
  • Dealing with Life Transitions

Client Focus:

Religious Orientation: Any


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

LGBT Clients:

  • Yes

Primary Modes Of Counseling :

  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused

Types Of Counseling:

  • Individuals
  • Premarital
  • Clergy Evaluation
  • Group

Video/Skype Counseling: