Meet the Family

Karin Purugganan

Resident In Counseling & Director of Community Engagement

Karin is a life-long resident of Alexandria, and lives with her husband, five children, and lab mix “Tala.”  She loves to read, play soccer, and coach her kid’s sports teams. Karin believes that the culmination of her life experiences has helped her become a good communicator and counselor. With over 17 years of parenting her own children in public schools, she strongly believes in the coordination of care between home and school.

With a background in healthcare (she worked critical care at Inova Fairfax Hospital for fourteen years) and certified as a registered yoga instructor, she brings a wide array of experiences to the Wise Family.  During the day, Karin is a school counselor. Karin holds a Master in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from The George Washington University.  She is recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and she is actively pursuing licensure in Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Karin is also Enneagram Coach Certified. If you’d like to have you and your child’s enneagram analyzed, reach out to Karin for more info. to get started!

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The Wise Family is committed to providing children, teens and families with AMAZING and uninterrupted care during the coronavirus public health crisis.

Our Alexandria and Arlington offices are OPEN with limited visit options, depending on your therapist, AND we are meeting with many of our regularly scheduled clients through secure video conferencing.

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