Meghan Pugliese

Meghan Pugliese

  • Position: LMFT
  • Experience: 10+ Years
  • Location: 10640 Page Avenue Suite 330 Fairfax, VA 22030
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  • Phone: (202) 802-2360

Personal Experience & Biography

With over 10 years of clinical experience, I love working with young adults, couples, and older adolescents. My goal is to create a space for you to feel seen, heard and understood. I work hard to build meaningful connections with my clients to help promote change. With the trust of our therapeutic relationship, my clients learn coping strategies to feel less discomfort, and more happiness and confidence. I use a strength-based approach to help adults, couples, and adolescents better understand themselves and one another. I help my clients strengthen their self-awareness and advocate for their inner wants and needs in an effort to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

I am trained in family systems, and I take a special interest in understanding how your childhood relationships impact how you feel about yourself and your relationships today. I work with individuals who desire to strengthen their sense of self and heal from past traumas. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a research-supported treatment for trauma and other distressing life events, and I am working towards EMDR certification. In addition, I am trained Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1. I gravitate toward a holistic approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Mind-Body Connection, while still tailoring my style and approach to match each client uniquely.

I am a LGBTQIA+, non-monogamy-affirming therapist. I seek to provide a place of acceptance and healing for those who are marginalized. I believe everyone deserves to feel a sense of safety and belonging.

Education & Licensure

Virginia Tech State University — Master of Science, Human Development: Marriage and Family Therapy

Mercyhurst University — Bachelor of Science, Marriage and Family Studies; Bachelor of Arts, Art therapy

Licensed in the District of Columbia and Virginia

Professional Organizations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy