Our Story

(left to right: Sunstone co-owners Katie Clark, Amy Clay, and George Coyne)

Sunstone Counseling began in 2011 when co-owners Amy Clay, LPC and George Coyne, LCSW had a vision to serve Northern Virginia with comprehensive, accessible, and high-quality mental health counseling. In their quest to meet the community’s ever-changing and diverse needs, Amy and George sought to develop and nurture other counselors and create an experienced and dedicated team.

With locations in Falls Church and Old Town Alexandria, Amy and George joined forces with Katie Clark, LPC and registered play therapist (RPT). Katie aimed to serve the growing need for child and adolescent counseling and opened Sunstone’s McLean office in 2018.

Since its inception, Sunstone Counseling has grown to more than 70 therapists in five Virginia locations: City of Falls Church, Old Town Alexandria, McLean, and its newest locations, Ashburn and Richmond.

In response to the COVID pandemic, the Sunstone team expanded even further, offering services to all of Virginia through HIPAA-compliant telehealth counseling.

Why the name “Sunstone”?

When Amy and George started the practice, they wanted the name to convey their approach to uplifting and guiding clients to a better and brighter life. Alongside their colleagues, they discovered the sunstone, a bright and colorful stone long believed to have healing and energetic properties and the ability to improve one’s mental and emotional health.

Sunstones have been used in some cultures to alleviate depression and anxiety, and to encourage independence, self-empowerment, confidence, and vitality. The Vikings even used it as a directional tool to guide them on challenging journeys. Additionally, the image of the warmth of the sun and the strength of the stone in Sunstone’s logo provided a perfect representation of their approach to counseling.

The Sunstone Team

While George, Amy, and Katie founded and hold Sunstone’s vision, they attribute much of Sunstone’s success to their team of experienced counselors with diverse backgrounds and expertise. For over 10 years Sunstone has been helping clients throughout Virginia overcome mental health challenges during all ages and stages of life. Meet the experienced and compassionate team of Sunstone counselors who can help guide you to a brighter tomorrow.

Office Locations and Parking Accessibility

We are available seven days a week and have counselors ready to work with you during regular office hours as well as early mornings, midday, and evenings.

We welcome new clients and have appointments available to fit your life. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and expedite getting you matched with the right counselor.

Falls Church124D East Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
Ample free parking.

Old Town Alexandria 112 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22046
Choose from street metered parking, paid parking garage across the street, or free two-hour parking in the neighborhood streets.

McLean1485 Chain Bridge Rd Suite 300, McLean, VA 22101
Ample free parking.

Ashburn 20145 Ashbrook Place, Suite 180, Ashburn, VA 20147
Wheelchair accessible and ample free parking.

Richmond 4112 Innslake Dr., Glen Allen, VA 26060
Wheelchair accessible and ample free parking.

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