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.

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.

Catherine Crowe, MA, LPC

I feel that a holistic approach to care is critical to one’s well-being. Fittingly, my therapeutic approach is integrative and humanistic, including techniques from both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I work with individuals who: feel stuck or overwhelmed by the demands of modern life; are interested in healing their relationships; are considering career changes; and/or are exploring their spirituality. Female adolescents ages 14-19, neurotypical partners of those on the Autism Spectrum (formerly Aspergers), and parents of challenging children are all of special interest to me.

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

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.

Samantha Calaluca, MA, LPC-R

Sometimes we find ourselves reacting in ways we don’t understand, feeling numb or having crippling insecurity or self-doubt. We all have moments in our lives when we need support. Maybe you are hoping for insight into how to be more balanced and engaged in your life or want to move down a path of well-being. Our time together can focus on specific shorter-term objectives or move deeper, to discover the underlying patterns that inhibit change or growth so that you can live with relaxed effort and move through future challenges as they come. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples and families from all backgrounds.

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.

And we’re HIRING!

We are seeking well trained counselors to join our growing team.

If you or someone you know is interested, please click here to apply.