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Lorrie L. Beyerl, LPC, NCC


Lorrie is the founder of GPCC, she opened the practice in 2003. GPCC is the longest established private practice in the Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow area.

She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor and is nationally certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Lorrie received her bachelorís degree with a double major in Psychology and Social Sciences; and a masterís degree in Counseling Psychology from Radford University.

She is an active of member of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology.

Lorrie has 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked as an elementary school counselor and a private practice therapist in Northern Virginia.

Her strengths are working with individuals, adolescents and families dealing with issues of depression and anxiety as well as stress management, coping and communication skills, adjustment issues and Women's Issues. Lorrie is also a Lyme Literate Therapist.

Lorrie currently resides in Gainesville with her husband and children.

Letitia Blanco-Alcalá, LCSW

letitia blanco-alcala

Letitia Blanco-Alcalá, LCSW, obtained her Masters degree from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. During that same time she received specialized training and certification in Child-Centered Play Therapy through the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement in Bethesda, Maryland. While much of her early work focused on Child Welfare and at-risk populations including immigrant communities; ongoing training and professional experience has resulted into a branching out into work with adolescents and adults within the population at-large. Trilingual communication skills (English, Spanish, and American Sign Language) has enhanced her intervention and advocacy efforts.

Letitia has worked extensively at various levels of case management and intervention, to include larger systems such as governmental agencies and courts. Moreover, she has extensive training and clinical work experience providing psychotherapy interventions to individuals and groups. Additionally, she provides clinical supervision to other Masters level therapists.

Letitia current clinical focus is working in partnership with adolescents and adults. She uses targeted interpersonal, client-centered and experiential approaches together with empirical-clinical data collection and analysis; humor; and the client's own strengths in effecting meaningful change. Clinical approaches include: Solution-focused therapy, Comprehensive psychotherapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Letitia currently resides in Fauquier County with her family.

Maureen Amiryar, LCSW


Maureen obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology from York College of Pennsylvania in 1998. Maureen earned her MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. Maureen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has worked with families troubled by substance abuse, mental health disorders and legal issues during her career with the child welfare system in the counties of Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia. More recently, Maureen has been working with individuals and families in the private practice setting.

She uses directive and non-directive play therapy techniques with young children as well as task-centered, solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral techniques while working with older children and adults.

Maureen enjoys helping families grow in the areas of parenting, adjusting to change and communicating effectively. Maureen believes that everybody has the ability to conquer the difficulties they experience in life and come out a stronger person on the other end.

Maureen is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has a level 1 certificate in sandtray play therapy.

Maureen lives locally with her husband of 10 years and two boys.

Arlene Butler, LSCW


Arlene Butler, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia and Illinois. She has an undergraduate degree in Human Services from Northeastern University in Boston and a masters in Social Work from Boston College.

She has 35 years of clinical and program development experience, working with many varied populations in urban, suburban, and rural communities. During these years of service, she has worked with people with physical disabilities, youth, veterans, people with long term mental illness, people with all types of addictions and their loved ones, people with HIV/AIDS, LGBT, seniors and their families and caregivers, domestic violence survivors, survivors of sexual abuse, people with terminal illness and their families, and people with ADD. She has a practical and no nonsense approach, using humor, caring support, and directed action to assist people in making the changes that they desire.

Unafraid to address any issue, and willing to walk with her clients through the storms of life, she enjoys working with anyone old enough to drive. All genders and pairings are welcomed. She knows that those that choose to work with her are courageous, and want to understand and improve their current situation.

She has been called an Elder.

When she isn't working, or folding origami cranes, or traveling around the world, she resides in Reston with her long term partner.

Renee de Luca, LCSW


Renee obtained her Masterís degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998. Renee is a Licensed Clinical Social worker who is experienced in working with mainly the adult population.

She has worked in a variety of settings, to include child welfare in Fairfax County as well as Adult Protective Services in Fairfax County. She also has a wealth of experience with the severe mental illness population in Prince William County in an outpatient setting. While in Prince William County, she also worked with individuals with dual diagnosis, which include substance issues and mental illness.

Renee has also gained a wealth of knowledge about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has even attended a week long seminar with Marsha Linehan, the founder of DBT. Renee currently runs two DBT intensive skills groups and a follow up DBT group in an outpatient setting. This therapy is extremely useful, not only with individuals with emotion regulation problems, but also with ADHD, Depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.

Renee is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Renee lives locally with her husband and three children.

Mary Ellen Everett, LSCW


Mary Ellen is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of New Jersey.  She also holds a National Certification as a Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Social Worker as well as certification in EMDR therapy, for victims of trauma.

Mary Ellen received her bachelor’s degree in social wok from Georgian Court College in Lakewood, New Jersey and her Masters degree in Social Work from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  She has been an active member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1989 and has sat on many boards to include the Cancer Society’s Tobacco Task Force, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.  She was the 1992 recipient of the Safe and Drug Free Schools Award presented by President George H. Bush.

She has over 16 years experience as a substance abuse counselor in the New Jersey school system and in the Loudoun County Virginia Mental Health system.  She has recently completed training in Imago Relationship Therapy.

Her counseling strengths are working with adolescent issues, anxiety, depression and couples counseling.

Mary Ellen currently resides in Haymarket with her husband.

Chris Morse McClure, LPC

Chris Morse McClure

Chris Morse McClure is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (inactive) in the State of Idaho. She graduated from John F. Kennedy University in June 1991 with a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. Chris was a counselor and intern supervisor for 17 years at Boise State University in Idaho before relocating to Virginia in 2010 with her family.

Chris brings 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples on a full range of issues. Having lived in several countries around the world while growing up, Chris has a special admiration for people facing cross-cultural issues and transitions. She also values the courage of those exploring their spiritual beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, or their place in this universe when living life "outside the box". She approaches psychotherapy from a transpersonal perspective, valuing the whole person: your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions, and your physical, social and spiritual wellness. Chris speaks Italian, French and Spanish.

Chrisí counseling strengths include working with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, gender identity. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and is certified in EMDR Therapy.

Chris currently resides in Gainesville with her husband, son, cat and dog.

Jennifer Mullowney, LCSW

Jennifer Mullowney

Jennifer Mullowney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Virginia and Arizona, as well as the District of Columbia. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and a Master of Social Work degree from Widener University in Chester, PA. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Jennifer has over thirteen years of clinical experience that includes working with adolescents, adults and couples. She has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment for adolescents, in-home counseling and outpatient counseling. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, workplace issues, adjustment disorders, relationship conflict, stress management and grief and loss.

Jennifer believes in a collaborative approach and follows the models of cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy and solution-focused therapy as appropriate. She strives to create a supportive environment in which clients can accept and confront the issues they are facing, whether current or from the past.

Jennifer resides in Prince William County with her family.

Nicole Schweon, LPC


Hi, my name is Nicole Schweon. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, and Nationally Certified Counselor. I am a seasoned clinician in the areas of substance abuse and dual diagnosis as well as working with individuals and families. I specialize in treating those with Borderline Personality Disorder and am familiar with utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques as a form of effective treatment. I am committed to helping individuals develop the tools necessary to live a more effective life and improve their quality of living.

Tara Thomas, LCSW

Tara Thomas

Tara Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her bachelorís degree in social work with a minor in gerontology and sociology from Radford University in 1993 and her master's degree from Fordham University in 1994. Tara is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Tara has sixteen years of clinical experience in a variety of settings such as hospital-based, homecare, nursing home, and grief and loss. Her current areas of interest are children, depression, grief and loss, stress management, and family counseling. Tara utilizes a spectrum of interventions and techniques including systems theory, strength based, cognitive behavior therapy, client-centered, and play therapy.

Tara currently resides in Gainesville with her three children.

Michael J. Allard, M.S., LMHPE


Michael Allard is a Virginia native who has been working in mental health for almost a decade. He graduated with a Masterís in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. He is a member of the Northern Virginia Professional Counselors Association.

Michaelís clinical experience has included working with Veterans and military personnel at Fort Belvoirís Chaplain Family Life Center which included working with soldiers with trauma experiences and PTSD, couples and individual counseling. He worked for Catholic Charities providing therapy for clients suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, as well as marriage counseling. Michael spent 6 years working with families in crisis at a therapeutic foster care setting which focused on children who were victims of trauma, working with substance abuse issues, and providing family and individual therapy to adolescents and their families. Michael spent the last year supervising counselors for a home based counseling agency. He provided instruction on therapeutic techniques for individual and family therapy.

Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.