Treatment for trauma, substance abuse, sexual compulsivity and eating disorders

Dr. Jan Beauregard received her M.S. degree from Syracuse University in 1986 and her Ph.D. in Counseling from George Mason University in 2001. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia, a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, a Certified EMDR Consultant, a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Certified as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist  and a LifeForce Yoga® Treatment Practitioner.

Dr. Beauregard has more than twenty years combined experience as an educator/counselor and specializes in adolescent/adult addiction, trauma, compulsive behavior and recovery issues. Her specialties include: relapse prevention and substance abuse psychoeducation, anxiety, PTSD,  dissociative disorders, self harming behaviors, eating disorders, sexual anorexia, codependency and sexual addiction.

Dr. Beauregard has specialty training in addiction from Patrick Carnes, Pia Mellody and Claudia Black, Ph.D., competency based family therapy training from the Family Therapy Practice Center in Washington, D.C., hypnosis and imagery education from the Center for Healing and Imagery, Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Therapy Center of Washington, DC and advanced training as an EMDR Consultant from the EMDRIA Institute. She was also trained as a Level III Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapy therapist by Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Kekuni Minton and Ame Cutler.

Dr. Beauregard’s philosophy is that trauma is “Not About the Story but resides in the body. Her most recent focus on body based trauma resolution techniques includes Trauma Sensitive Yoga training at the Justice Institute in Boston with David Emerson, E-RYT and Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D. as well as completion of Amy Weintaub’s LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner training.  Additionally she is beginning to incorporate Somatic Touch Training through her studies with Kathy Kain and Stephen Terrell. Her recent clinical focus has been to incorporate the latest findings from neurobiology and psychophysiology into her work with trauma survivors to make trauma therapy safer while also fostering increased body-mind integration.

Additionally, Dr. Beauregard is a NATIONAL workshop presenter and conducts consultation groups for therapists interested in developing their expertise in working with adolescents or those interested in developing a professional competence in trauma work. She is available for clinical supervision for therapists seeking LPC licensure, EMDR Basic Certification hours, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy skills or supervision hours towards the CSAC. She is an active member of the APA, NVLPC, NAADAC, EMDRIA, AAUW, IITAP, SASH as well as a fellow in ISSTD. Dr. Beauregard received a Fellowship Award from ISSTD in 2016 for her work in the field of dissociation and addiction and was honored by the Caron Foundation in 2015 as “Addiction Therapist of the Year.” Jan Beauregard, Ph.D was honored in the July 2009 issue of the Washingtonian as a “Top Therapist” for the treatment of PTSD and addictive disorders. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Beauregard founded the Integrative Psychotherapy Institute of Virginia LLC in 2006.  She can be reached directly for new client appointments by calling 1-703-385-9667 Extension 1 or by email at

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