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Written by Mary Lou Morgan Argow   
Friday, 13 June 2008 05:26

Lou Argow, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Relapse Prevention Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Counselor.


374 Maple Ave. East, Suite 310, Vienna, Va. 22180 (In the United Bank building, not on the sign so remember the suite!)

Phone: 703-273-5912   Fax:  703-281-9200


Her areas of clinical interest/expertise are all addictive/escape behaviors and recovery,  as well as marriage and family therapy.  She works with individuals, couples, and families, and has seven groups for recovery, relapse prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder, and co-dependency. She is planning to retire May 1, 2014.


Lou Argow, M.Ed., LPC, LMFT, LSATP Curriculum Vita Meredith College, Raleigh, NC – B.A., 1963 NC State University – M.Ed. Counseling, 1969 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA – Post Masters: Marriage & Family Counseling, 1996 University of Virginia, University of Tennessee, Northern Virginia Community College 21 Credit Hours – Addiction Counseling, 1985 – 1990 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Virginia Board of Counseling – 06/20/95 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Virginia Board of Counseling – 02/02/98 Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, Virginia Board of Counseling – 09/19/00 Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), National Assn. of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) – 1996 Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), Substance Abuse Certification Alliance of Virginia (SACAVA) – 1993 Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (CRPS), Center for Applied Sciences (CENAPS) – 1990 National Certified Addictions Counselor Level II (NCAC II), NAADAC – 1990 Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Virginia Board of Professional Counselors – 1989 Certified Alcoholism Counselors (CAC), Substance Abuse Certification Alliance of Virginia (SACAVA) – 1989 Certified Sex Addiction Therapist – 2008 Board Certified Professional Counselor (American Psychotherapy Association) – 2008 25 Credit Hours: Relapse Prevention Planning – Center for Applied Sciences (CENAPS), 1989-1990 78 Credit Hours: Psychodrama – American Imagery Institute & Institute for Advanced Clinical Training, Inc., 1989- 1995 3 years training in Hypnotic Trance/Ego State Therapy with Dr. Mark Lawrence, 1996 – 1999 1800+ Continuing Education Units (CEU): Addiction – NAADAC, SACAVA, CENAPS – 1985 – Current Family Systems Theory, Competency-Based Counseling, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization, Erickson Hypnosis, Ego State Therapy., Guided Imagery, Psychodrama, Family Mapping, Re-storying, Externalizing the Problem, Gestalt, Family Sculpting, Conscious Communication, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Reframing, Hypnotic Trance, EMDR. Adult Children of Alcoholics, Dysfunctional Families, Addiction/Compulsion (alcohol, drugs, food, sex, relationships), Co-Dependency, Marriage/Couple Issues, Sexual/Emotional Abuse Survivors Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Group Counseling 1993 – Present Private Practice – Action Recovery – Vienna, Virginia,  1992 – 1993 Senior Addictions Counselor: Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Service (CATS) (1993 merger: Beacon Recovery Services & CATS) – Fairfax, Virginia 1987 – 1992 Senior Addictions Counselor & Clinical Supervisor: Beacon Recovery Services Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group (NOVAPSY) – Fairfax, Virginia 1984 – 1987 Addictions Counselor: Alcohol & Drug Services; Fairfax County Govt. – Fairfax, Virginia 1972 – 1984 Director CPR Training: American Resources – Vienna, Virginia

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