Peter Chirinos, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC, ACS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington
I've been working in the behavioral health field since 1994. As a generalist I bring extensive experience to helping clients from all walks of life overcome varied challenges. Clients are typically drawn to my interactive and supportive style, while insightful feedback assists them in seeing solutions to long standing problems. Services are unique compared to most practicing professionals in that it incorporates various mainstream clinical best practices with depth psychological approaches which lead to understanding conscious and unconscious forces contributing to long held yet frustrating patterns.
I am a coach and counselor with an expertise in atypical sexual interests and mixed orientation relationships. I am co-author of 'Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist', the first textbook providing guidance to professional counselors working with clients who practice BDSM. Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist is a Routledge publication.
I focus on understanding and assisting profound and longstanding personal and professional transformation while providing a supportive therapeutic environment for clients. Sessions are personable, dynamic, affirming and interactive. Find out more at
Call or Email Peter Chirinos for a free phone consultation now - (571) 344-5926


  • School: Gallaudet University
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: 0701003551 Virginia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $230
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Nat. Brd. Certified Couns/56477
  • Certificate Date: 2003
  • Certificate: Center for Credentialing & Education/Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors/56477
  • Certificate Date: 1999


  • Men's Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Impulse Control Disorders


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
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Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Hispanic and Latino


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Queer theory
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 18 May 2017
Peter Chirinos, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC, ACS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington

Peter Chirinos

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC, ACS