Ellie Cunanan, LMFT

Assistant Clinical Professor
Clinical Director

NVC Room 202I

(703) 538-8466



  • BA: George Mason University
  • MS: Virginia Tech University

Ellie Cunanan-Petty is the Clinical Director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Family Services. She also offers clinical supervision and instruction to the MFT interns as an Assistant Clinical Professor. Ms. Cunanan graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in psychology and is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Marriage and Family Therapy Masters Program. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Virginia and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Ms. Cunanan also has a private practice in Falls Church, VA, seeing couples, families and individuals. Ms. Cunanan’s prior experience includes working as a therapist at Fairfax County Alcohol and Drug Youth Services and Youth and Family Mental Health Services and Catholic Charities Family Services. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, she was at Adolescent and Family Growth Center, a treatment foster care agency, where she served as Assistant Director of Clinical Services. She also served as the Northern Region VP of the Virginia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy from 2014-2018.