At Sunstone, we know life can be difficult.

Current events have magnified symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders to alarming new levels.

With a range of experienced counselors and price points, Sunstone sets itself apart by making mental health counseling accessible. We believe everyone deserves to shine brighter and be their best selves.

WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS
20145 Ashbrook Pl, Ste 180 Ashburn, VA 20147

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


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.

Abbie Shlesinger

It is easy to lose ourselves in the expectations and responsibilities of daily living but I believe that, no matter how difficult life may feel today, you are capable of creating an authentic and peaceful experience for yourself. I work with adolescents, young adults, parents, individuals, and families grappling with issues of belonging and identity, complex family systems, life transitions, grief, and substance use. I provide a supportive and encouraging environment where you can safely explore your thoughts, experiences, and emotions to cultivate tools to build a village of hope and connection.

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

Grace Chen

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, MA

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.

Katie Doppelheuer, MA

Through thoughtful collaboration, I work alongside my clients as they begin to define and create the changes in their families, relationships or personal lives they wish to make. I have experience working with families, couples, individuals and adolescents. My approach is humanistic, with special emphasis given to a collaborative and interactive relationship with my clients. My holistic approach helps clients understand their emotional, physical, and behavioral response to external stressors through a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed lens. I aim to help my clients reframe their lives in a way that supports self-compassion, self-confidence, self-efficacy and self-love.

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.

Morgan Moore

I work with individuals, families, children, parents, and couples. My approach to therapy consists of using a neuroscientific bottom-up approach with theories rooted in attachment, psychodynamic, mindfulness, humanist, somatic experiencing, and cognitive behavior rooted in a holistic way to rewire your brain to regulation and connection. Because relationships are at the core of who we are, I also believe in supporting parents to find strategies in helping their children, whether neurodivergent or neurotypical, thrive in their environment. I am here to work through a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, relationships, and stress.

Rachel Costlow, MA

I believe in a holistic approach to counseling that considers each individual’s unique life experiences and overall wellness. My training and clinical experience involves individuals experiencing mood disorders, self-esteem and body image issues, trauma, and relationship conflict including perpetrators and victims of physical and emotional abuse. I also have experience working with individuals involved in the justice system and those mandated to treatment. Every person deserves a safe place to learn about the connection between their thoughts and emotions, and to ultimately learn healthier coping behaviors.

Rebecca Beckwith

Through my education and life experiences, I have found the benefit in becoming knowledgeable in the connection of the body and mind to best navigate symptoms that can oftentimes be all-consuming. My passion as a counselor is to help clients navigate life’s challenges, reduce harmful symptoms, and stand beside them as they reach their goals. Approaches I utilize for treatment include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness.

Sara Maurakis

I specialize in working with children and families with presentations ranging from communication challenges to complex trauma. Trauma can negatively impact not only the individual but also their connections to others within and outside the family unit. Focusing on finding a new normal and collaborating with families to provide understanding and support has shown substantial growth and healing in clients. Using play and other creative interventions to better understand the self, others, and interconnectedness is an excellent way of making therapy accessible to children and their families.


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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