Sunstone Counselor Counselor Fun Photo
Credentials

Licensed Professional Counselor

Client Population
Child, Adolescent, Adults
Location
McLean, Video
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered Therapy

 
Rates Starting At:
$165
Availability
Weekend, Weekday

It is my belief that by creating a caring, nonjudgmental, authentic, and safe therapeutic relationship, clients can feel empowered to create the life they want to lead. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in various life stages through a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and person-centered therapy, Mindfulness practices and psychodynamic approaches. I love helping clients to realize they have many of the skills needed to get themselves where they want to go.

I have an extensive background in working with children of all ages and their families. I am passionate about helping children work through trauma, anger, anxiety, school, and familial stressors to express their needs and desires in appropriate ways. I have experience working with children with ADHD, depression, anger management, behavioral challenges, and developmental disorders/delays. I have worked extensively with families struggling to help their child succeed and feel safe in school. I have worked in schools for the last 13 years, both as a counselor and as a teacher, which gives me a unique perspective when working with families and school-age children. This experience tends to be particularly helpful when advocating and collaborating with school teams.

Education, Credentials & Memberships
• Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia
• Professional School Counselor in a nearby public school.
• Master’s degree in School Counseling and Post Master’s Certificate in Community Agency Counseling from George Mason University.
• Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
• Prior to counseling, I spent almost 10 years as an educator.
• Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC)
• American Counseling Association (ACA)
• American School Counseling Association (ASCA)
• Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society

More about me:
• When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my family, and spending time outside skiing, hiking, camping, dog-walking, biking, beach-sitting as much as possible!

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!