Tara R. Edwards, MA, NCC, CFTP

Schedule Appointment

E: tara@sunstonecounselors.com
C: 202.415.0386
P: 703.534.5100

Tuesday 10am – 9 pm
Thursday 9am – 9:30pm

Monday, 10am – 9pm
Wednesday, 1:30 am – 9pm
Sunday, 10am – 5pm

$110 per 55-minute session
$180 per 90-minute session

“Out of Network”

National Certified Counselor
Resident In Counseling
Certified Family Trauma Professional

As a counselor, I recognize that everyone – whether 7 or 70 – has a unique journey. I strive to provide a safe, warm, and non-judgmental place for clients to come to share their stories and make positive changes in their lives. I work collaboratively with:

Children and adolescents: My work with children and teens helps them become more comfortable with their thoughts and feelings, empowering them to express themselves in more productive ways. I work with children and adolescents struggling with grief and loss, adjustments, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavioral issues, body image, eating disorders, self-harm, identity issues, social issues, anger issues, trauma and other problems occurring within the home or school.

Adults/Couples: I work collaboratively with individuals and couples to navigate through the difficulties they are facing with life changes and personal struggles. I am trained in Level One Gottman Couples therapy. Some of the issues I commonly work with include: grief and loss, anxiety, depression, anger or stress management, self-esteem, eating disorders, body image, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma and parental issues.

Families: Sometimes the best way to approach a situation is by bring the family together in safe, neutral space. I am trained as a Certified Family Trauma Professional. I work collaboratively with families toward creating healthier communication while addressing whatever life transition the family is facing together. Some of the issues I commonly work with families include grief and loss, anger management, identity, self-esteem, eating disorder, school performance, relationships, stress management and trauma.

Groups: Coming together with a group of people going through something similar can be a refreshing change of pace. I run groups for adults and teens. Typically groups run 6, 8, or 10 weeks and have 4 – 7 participants.
CURRENT ADULT GROUPS: Women’s Support Group resuming January 2018 8 week session that will run through February. $400 for 8 weeks ($50 per session) We will be exploring Brene Brown’s latest book, Braving the Wilderness. Please email or call me to reserve your spot or for more information.
I am a Resident in Counseling, a National Certified Counselor, an Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Trained (ASIST) caregiver. I practice under the supervision of Amy Clay, LPC. I earned my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with honors at Marymount University. I maintain professional memberships in and actively engage with Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors, where I serve on the Board as Secretary; American Counseling Association; Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling; and Association for Creativity in Counseling.
I moved to the DC area from Cleveland to attend American University and never left. I earned my BA in Sociology. I earned my MA in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University. Before changing careers, I worked in the nonprofit sector in the areas of women’s rights, human rights, and social justice.


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