7 Reasons to See a Sunstone Graduate Intern

At Sunstone Counseling, one of our core tenets is to continually give back to the counseling profession. One way we do this is by providing a graduate counseling and social work practicum/internship program.

woman meeting with counseling intern Through the program, graduate students receive weekly one-on-one clinical supervision, education, and guidance from licensed clinicians at Sunstone — in addition to supervision through their university program. The work of the graduate counselor is continuously reviewed on a weekly and as-needed basis.

The clinical supervisor provides an unbiased third-party perspective in treatment, reducing the possible risks of oversight. In working with graduate counselors, the client’s confidentiality is always protected. The information shared in supervision is protected by the confidentiality contract and will not be shared amongst individuals outside of the supervision relationship.

“Individuals who work with our graduate interns have the unique opportunity to receive the benefits of the graduate intern receiving both on-site supervision and university supervision.”

Amy Clay, LPC and Co-founder, Sunstone Counseling

Sunstone Counseling is proud to not only able to give back to the profession, but also to give back to the surrounding communities. By offering the graduate counseling/social work program, Sunstone Counseling is able to alleviate some of the barriers that individuals in the surrounding communities may face when seeking services. These barriers include but are not limited to: lack of insurance, lack of flexibility, financial limitations, and the lack of convenience. Sunstone’s graduate interns offer services at reduced rates, with flexible hours, and in multiple locations.

7 Reasons to See a Graduate Intern at Sunstone Counseling

  1. Affordability: The rates of graduate interns are significantly lower than licensed professionals, allowing many clients to receive mental health counseling that they may not otherwise be able to access.   
  2. Flexibility: Most graduate interns offer evening and weekend hours, allowing clients to see a therapist when it’s convenient for their schedule.  
  3. Convenience: Graduate interns are available and eager for new clients, providing quick access to appointments.
  4. Up-to-date: Graduate interns are update-to-date with new and current treatment interventions and recent research, bringing fresh, current perspectives to the counseling relationship.
  5. Supervision: Graduate interns participate in weekly supervision, integrating a supportive treatment team approach to each client relationship.
  6. Dedication: Graduate interns are excited to assist clients and will be committed to the counseling process.
  7. Professionalism: Sunstone Counseling accepts graduate interns who possess professional standards and go above and beyond.

Meet Our Team of Graduate Interns

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About Sunstone Counseling

Founded in 2011, Sunstone Counseling serves hundreds of people every year with 70+ counselors and locations in Alexandria, Falls Church, Ashburn, McLean, Richmond, and online. We are dedicated to meeting the community’s mental health needs by providing comprehensive, accessible, and high-quality counseling services. With a range of experience and price points, Sunstone sets itself apart by making mental health counseling easily accessible to all. We believe everyone deserves to shine brighter and be their best selves.

Safe and supportive care for all ages and stages of life
We offer counseling services for adults, children, adolescents, couples, families, and groups.

Multiple locations and flexible billing
With offices in Alexandria, Falls Church, McLean, Ashburn, Richmond, and online, you can get the help you need, when you need it.

A range of counselors and rates
Our diverse and qualified counselors’ rates vary based on their level of experience and training, as well as the length and type of your session.

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