A safe place to process, play, learn, and grow

Sunstone’s goal is to help children process emotions, navigate challenges, and develop age-appropriate coping and social skills.

Common areas addressed in child therapy include:

  • ADD & ADHD
  • School refusal
  • Separation anxiety
  • Behavioral issues
  • Emotional regulation
  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Depression and anxiety
child therapy

Utilizing the Power of Play

Our primary approach to therapy for children ages 3-12 is play therapy, where kids can express themselves in their primary mode of communication.

While play therapy is conducted with only the counselor and child, counselors also typically meet with parents on a regular basis to discuss treatment plans, progress, and goals.

  • Sunstone Counseling Wants You to Join Our Team!
    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.
  • Play in Children: Four Reasons Why It’s a Necessary Part of Development
    For children, play is their world. It’s how they express themselves; it’s how they build relationships; and it’s how they learn about their environment. Play is a crucial piece to child development. As a parent, your role is to not only take time to join your child in play, but also, to allow the space and opportunity for your child to play. So, how can you, as a parent, encourage play in a child?
  • Using Video for Play Therapy at Sunstone Counseling
    Access to video sessions continues to offer therapeutic connection through the child-therapist interaction as well as prioritizing the unique needs of each child. While this can be a challenging transition to make given the unique needs of every child and the importance of the child-therapist interaction, it can be done successfully and we are so thankful to continue to offer this online service.

Connect with a play therapist

Our highly experienced and empathetic counselors are here to guide your child through life’s challenges and help them grow and thrive.