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Credentials

Licensed Professional Counselor

Catherine can be reached at 571-239-2556 or

catherine@sunstonecounselors.com

Client Population
Adolescent, Adults, Parenting
Location
Loudoun County, Video
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Integrative, Humanistic Theory

 
Rates Starting At:
$185
Availability
Weekday
Virtual appointments until new Loudoun office opens and then a hybrid of in-office and virtual appointments

My personal treatment philosophy is to connect with clients through empathy, authenticity, and nonjudgment so they can feel safe and trust me with their innermost hurts, struggles, hopes, and dreams. I believe in meeting clients where they are and in creating a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I provide the gentle guidance, therapeutic expertise, education, tools, and skilled insight, while the client provides the willingness to attend sessions, learn, and give their best effort towards accomplishing their unique treatment goals.

As the various types of health are interdependent, I feel that a holistic approach to care is critical to one’s wellbeing. Fittingly, the therapeutic models that resonate most with me are integrative and humanistic; oftentimes including techniques from both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Individuals who feel stuck, overwhelmed by the challenges and demands of modern life, are overly anxious, depressed, interested in healing their relationships, female adolescents ages 15-19, neurotypical partners of those on the Autism Spectrum (formerly Aspergers), parents of challenging children, considering career changes, and/or in exploring their spirituality are all of special interest to me.

I worked in various roles in information technology (e.g., business intelligence analyst) before I determined that a career change would better align with my life’s purpose. I decided to go back to school for a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and Professional Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. Since graduating in 2013, I have worked in both community mental health as well as in private practice.

I live in Leesburg, VA with my husband, two teenaged sons, and two dogs. In my down time, I enjoy sewing, binge-watching shows, the sunshine, and taking walks in nature.

Education, Credentials & Memberships

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in business from James Madison University
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and Professional Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C
  • Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC)
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or would like more information, please fill out the form below or call our office 703-534-5100 and request to speak to me.

I am really looking forward to meeting you!

I am happy to discuss your potential counseling sessions or to answer any questions you might have!