Sunstone Counseling began in 2011 when co-owners Amy Clay, LPC, and George Coyne, LCSW, had a vision to serve the northern Virginia community’s mental health needs by providing comprehensive, accessible, and high-quality counseling services. In their quest to meet the community’s ever-changing and diverse needs, Amy and George also wanted to develop and nurture other counselors to create an experienced and dedicated team.
In 2018, Katie Clark, LPC, a trained play therapist, led the charge on serving the needs of children, adolescents, and families and helped open Sunstone’s third location in McLean. Since then, Sunstone Counseling has grown from a few therapists and one location to more than 40 therapists in three locations: City of Falls Church, McLean, and Old Town Alexandria.
In 2020, the Sunstone team has expanded even further, offering services to all of Virginia through video counseling – growing their reach to guide people to a brighter tomorrow.
Why the name “Sunstone”?
When Amy and George were starting 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 provided a perfect representation of their approach to counseling.
While George, Amy, and Katie founded and hold Sunstone’s vision, they attribute much of Sunstone’s success in actualizing this vision to their team of counselors. Meet the experienced and compassionate team ready to guide you to a brighter tomorrow.
Locations & Hours
We are available seven days a week and have counselors ready to work with you early mornings, midday, and evenings. We always welcome new clients and have appointments available to fit your life. Contact us to find your therapist and schedule an appointment.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only offering video counseling through our confidential and secure video platform, Theranest.
Sunstone Counseling has three locations conveniently in the heart of the City of Falls Church, McLean, and Old Town Alexandria. Sunstone Counseling is located just five miles from downtown Washington, D.C., and within three miles of most major areas of Arlington and Fairfax Counties.
124D East Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Parking: Free, ample parking is available in the parking lot of the office building
Old Town Alexandria:
112 South Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22046
• Metered street parking is available in front of the office.
• There is an hourly paid parking garage directly across the street from the office.
• Free two-hour parking is available in the neighborhoods within two blocks of the office
1485 Chain Bridge Rd Suite 300
McLean, VA 22101
Parking: Free, ample parking is available in front of the office in the McLean Professional Park parking lot