At Sunstone, we know life can be difficult. The uncertainty of the last two years has magnified symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders to alarming new levels.

We’ve had the privilege of supporting our Northern Virginia community with high-quality counseling for a decade, and we’re honored to expand our services into Loudoun County with our new Ashburn office.

NOW OPEN AND ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
20145 Ashbrook Pl, Ste 180 Ashburn, VA 20147

With a range of experienced counselors 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.

Our doors are open, and we welcome in-person sessions, however we also offer virtual counseling through our confidential and secure video platform, TheraNest.

Now Serving Ashburn

Meet the team supporting our Ashburn, Virginia office

From graduate counseling interns to licensed specialists, our Ashburn team is here to support adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families.

Session rates vary based on your counselor’s level of experience as well as the length and type of session.

Anna Blevins, M.Ed. 

I work with children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing a variety of struggles. My goal as a therapist is to provide clients with a warm, open, and supportive space to explore their thoughts and emotions. I support my clients in making concrete, meaningful changes that lead to growth and healing by tailoring my approach to each individual’s needs. Through our work together, you or your loved one will develop the ability to navigate life more comfortably and confidently with newfound self-awareness, fresh perspectives, and effective coping strategies.

Grace Chen, MSW

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I believe that therapy is most helpful in a nonjudgmental and empathic setting where you can feel comfortable as you explore your thoughts and feelings. I employ psychodynamic principles that are insight-oriented to better understand how your past experiences shape how you experience the present. Together, we can identify unhelpful patterns impacting your relationships with others and yourself. I utilize a CBT perspective so together we can examine the link between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to solve current problems and modify unhelpful thinking and behavior patterns.

JaNae Messick

I specialize in adolescents, young adults, women’s issues, and parenting. Some common issues I address include: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, stress and overwhelm, challenges with roles and work/life balance, emotional dysregulation, boundary issues, self-esteem and self-confidence, loss and grief, and relational conflict and disconnection. My therapeutic approach is warm, non-judgmental, curious, and collaborative. I believe you are the expert of your life, and I am honored to walk with you for a time.

Janine Patel, MS, NCC

I work with children ages 5-12, adolescents, and South Asian adult females ages 18-28. Areas of focus include anxiety and depression, emotional regulation, life transitions, interpersonal/family conflict, school issues, self-harm and suicidal ideation, and trauma. The foundation of my approach is a collaborative, client-centered, trauma-informed approach with the use of Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness, Constructive Therapy (Solution-Focused & Narrative Therapy) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I bring a holistic and multicultural perspective when working with any client.

Kelsey Kibler

Life doesn’t wait for you to grow up before you start having to deal with difficult things. My clinical experience has included work with children to adults experiencing issues that have impacted them deeply. While pursuing my education, I have stayed focused on the idea that individuals are resilient and want to work towards being in a better state. By using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as other techniques, I work along with the individual in their journey and help address any behaviors that may be holding them back from their full potential.

Lauren McCall, M.Ed.

Lauren McCall, M.Ed, Resident in Counseling at Sunstone Counseling

I believe all individuals contain the power of resilience. If life has thrown you a curveball, if you are hurt or grieving, or if you are just feeling stuck, it is easy to lose sight of this. I offer an empathetic and collaborative approach that helps individuals harness their strengths to necessitate healing and growth. I focus on trauma-informed modalities with a strong focus on Gestalt Therapy (the focus on the here and now). I utilize elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and various other techniques. I have dedicated nearly ten years to providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence but also work with diverse clients facing many types of life stressors and transitions.

Patricia Cisnero, MA

I specialize in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, and situational stress for a diverse adolescent and adult population. My clinical approaches include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Oriented Therapy, Person-Centered Attachment-Focused, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Play Therapy. I have worked in various roles as a Crisis Counselor in foster care, clinical outpatient therapy, and for at-risk youth and their family members. My purpose in life is to assist individuals in self-expression in a safe and compassionate space. I am here to believe in my clients until they are ready to believe in themselves.

Vanessa Cheshier, LCSW

Are you a family member or caretaker of someone with a serious mental illness? Do you want to overcome overeating, control alcohol or drug dependencies, or learn how to regulate your emotions? Are you experiencing social anxiety or obsessive thoughts, going through a major life transition, or seeking to discover your true self? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I may be a good fit as your therapist. I use a person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach to create a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental environment for therapy. I will meet you where you are and guide you to draw on your own unique strengths to reach your goals while simultaneously providing new skills and techniques to add to your tool belt.


Join the Ashburn Team!

Without question, we are in the midst of a mental illness crisis. Sunstone Counseling believes that providing accessible mental health counseling is more critical now than ever, and we’re committed to answering the call for additional support.

See here for an up-to-date listing of available positions as well as details on how to apply.

  • Specialized Therapists
    We strive to meet the increased demand for clinicians specialized in working with children and couples. Supervision and training is available to resident applicants.
  • Licensed Clinicians / Clinical Counseling Supervisors
    We aim to build our supervision practice as well as provide exceptional, generalized mental health counseling.
  • Interns in Social Work
    We are seeking MSW Graduate Interns to jumpstart their counseling careers with us. Read more about our internship program and available positions.
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