At Sunstone, we know life can be difficult. Getting help shouldn’t be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My specialty areas include, but are not limited to: trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I believe cognitions influence behavior, and early childhood events can shape how one views themselves, others, and the world. This results in learned patterns of thinking and behavior that can be brought to awareness with counseling. I am certified to work with couples as a SYMBIS and Gottman Level 1 clinician by focusing on communication/conflict resolution skills while restoring friendship and trust in the relationship. I can integrate Christian counseling for those who are interested in incorporating faith in their treatment.
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.
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing a wide array of concerns. Whether you are battling anxiety, depression, social skills challenges, navigating life changes, or struggling with low self-esteem, I am here to provide guidance and support throughout your therapeutic journey.
My counseling approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaborative efforts. I firmly believe in the power of establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, respect, and understanding.
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.
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.
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.