Are You Ready to Make a Difference?

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.

That’s why we are continuing to expand our reach in the Northern Virginia and Richmond areas, and beyond. In support of our growth, Sunstone Counseling is accepting applications for several positions to provide outstanding services to our community.

Grow with us. Thrive with us.

We provide a supportive and collaborative workplace designed to help our counselors develop a strong caseload of preferred clients, as well as cultivate their clinical skills and competencies.

Available Positions

Sunstone Counseling is currently seeking counselors who are licensed or are working towards licensure, with training and supervision available. 

Our goal is to accommodate the needs of our current and prospective clients. While we are open to all applicants, preference will be given to those who are available to work weekend and evening hours.

 

NOW HIRING

Why Sunstone?

Our counselors appreciate the elevated support they receive as clinicians. This work can be intense and isolating; we pride ourselves in offering regular opportunities to connect with our community of counselors and feel genuinely supported.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • The hallmark of Sunstone is the ability for clinicians to move from Internship to Licensure in a way that is wholly encouraged, supported, and celebrated.
  • We offer ample opportunities for professional development and peer consultation to pursue niche populations, modalities, and/or specialties.
  • Our clinicians value the regular opportunities to connect with leadership, supervisors, and peers.
  • Our Client Care Team thoughtfully connects clients with counselors, leading to better client outcomes and more rewarding clinical work.
  • Our Leadership and Administrative Teams support the business, so our clinicians can focus on being counselors first and foremost.

Clinical Support

  • Peer Group Meetings
    • Optional peer consultation (peer groups offered daily; join as many as you wish)
  • Monthly Cohort Meetings
    • Discussion of specialized interests (e.g. Eating Disorders, Race and Identity, Women’s Issues)
  • Individual Clinical Supervision (for interns/residents)
    • Weekly 1-on-1 meeting with Licensed Supervisor

Additional Benefits

  • Paid psychologytoday.com membership
  • Online counseling bio/profile, including professional headshot
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Malpractice Insurance coverage
  • 401(k) Saving Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance (for full-time counselors)

Counselor Testimonials

Professional Counselor in Alexandria VA
Lauren Schlenger, MA, ATR
Resident in Counseling

Lauren

As a Resident in Counseling, being able to participate in multiple supervision groups has allowed me to feel supported, access a wide variety of clinical perspectives, and broaden my understanding of clinical issues and approaches I may not work with directly. Sunstone’s leadership has truly embraced and supported the way I practice from the start, which has allowed me to grow as a clinician and practice in an authentic manner.

Dr. Maya Georgieva
Maya Georgieva, LPC, Ed.D
Licensed Professional Counselor

Maya

I joined Sunstone in 2015 and have been fulfilled by its energizing and innovative culture. I am grateful that Sunstone continues to support my counseling career by providing the perfect combination of structure and flexibility.

Jenny Stevens, MA, NCC
Resident in Counseling

Jenny

Sunstone’s culture is unparalleled in my experience. There is emphasis on the full spectrum of what it is to be a therapist – from encouraging (and often facilitating) continuing education, providing Supervision as part of the Internship and Residency experiences, to supporting counselors in engaging in self-care and feeling fulfilled by their jobs. Sunstone’s counselors are wholly passionate about what they do, about bettering their skills, and about participating in the larger culture which is very positive and warm.

Julia Ward, MA, NCC
Resident in Counseling

Julia

The culture at Sunstone is immensely supportive. There are daily opportunities to attend peer consultation groups, easily accessible supervisors, ample opportunities for training, fun social events, and an immensely collaborative team. Leadership is very tuned in to needs of its employees and treats each one of us like family.

Caroline Crilley
Caroline Crilley, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Caroline

I love the consideration Sunstone gives for my time and energy. As a child therapist, my caseload remains full, yet there is never pressure to take on more than I can personally handle.

Betty Luo, MSW
Supervisee in Social Work

Betty

Sunstone offers the ideal balance between providing me with enough support while also giving me the space and autonomy to do my best work. I’ve been able to explore working with different populations and issues and love that my professional development is not only supported, but exuberantly encouraged.

Emily Goff Trkula, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Emily

Sunstone supported my career during internship and residency with individual and peer supervision as well as networking and training opportunities. After gaining my LPC, Sunstone continues to offer peer consultation, trainings, and a wonderful community of counselors with varied backgrounds, experience, and specialties.

Janine Patel, MS, NCC
Resident in Counseling

Janine

I appreciate the sense of family among the team, and I feel very supported in pursuing my individual goals. Sunstone has helped me realize what more I want for myself and my counseling career, which is why I chose to go back to school to pursue by PhD.

Graduate Intern Program

graduate in masters program
Our internship program is part of our commitment
 to both the professional field of counseling and to our community. Graduate Interns receive in-person weekly supervision from licensed therapists and through weekly peer consultation groups. The internship program exposes interns to a variety of client populations and clinical issues. Clients, in turn, benefit from reduced session rates and access to professional counseling services which may otherwise have been inaccessible due to financial restrictions.

Learn more about the program, including timelines for applications. 

Are you ready to grow your counseling career with Sunstone?

The opportunity you deserve is waiting.