About Our Therapists

Karin Purugganan MEd, MA, NCC, LPC, RYT

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, Virginia. I was born and raised right here in Alexandria, living just 2 miles from my childhood home where my father still resides. My husband and I have 5 children ranging from our college graduate to our first grader, along with two rescue mutts, Tala and Story. After working for almost 15 years in neonatal and pediatric critical care as a respiratory therapist, I needed a change. I graduated from The George Washington University in 2019 with a degree in Education and Human Development with a concentration in School Counseling. I also graduated that year with a degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Virginia. It is my life passion to connect with children in periods of struggle. My main focuses are anxiety and depression, overwhelming life periods, chronic health conditions and/or extensive hospitalizations, gender and sexual identity, and I am a huge proponent of group therapy and all the benefits of a community.


Licensed Professional Counselor, Virginia #0701010451

Certified Enneagram Coach

Member, Del Ray Business Association

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200)

Member, American Counseling Association

Member, Association for Size Diversity and Health

Ashley Moore MA, NCC, LPC


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed based in Alexandria, VA. Since graduating from The George Washington University in 2018 with a degree in Counseling, I have worked as a School Counselor in Northern Virginia. I have experience working with adolescents with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family dynamics, communication difficulties, executive functioning, as well as military families.
My therapy style is client centered and strengths based. This means I believe that clients are the experts on their lives and I work collaboratively with children and their families to identify strengths and determine a path forward.

It takes courage to take the first steps towards change! It is always an honor to be a part of a client’s journey toward healing and I strive to create a safe and comforting space for my clients to express themselves.

In my spare time, I enjoy boating on the Chesapeake Bay with my husband and toddler, as well as exploring all the wonderful outdoor adventures the DMV has to offer!


Licensed Professional Counselor, Virginia #0701010677

Nationally Certified Counselor, NBCC

Licensed School Counselor, Arlington Public Schools

Member, American Counseling Association

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