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Credentials

Resident in Counseling

Lauren can be reached at (703) 888-6785 or 

laurenstuart@sunstonecounselors.com

Client Population
Child, Adolescent, Adults, Families
Location
McLean, Video
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS)

 
Rates Starting At:
$145
Availability
Weekday
Virtual appointments until July 1st, 2021 and then a hybrid of in-office and virtual appointments

One’s experience in therapy should be as unique as they are as a person.

In working with my clients, I do not use a one-size-fits-all approach because it assumes that one
treatment or modality can meet the various needs of different clients. People come to
counseling for a variety of reasons, anxiety, job stress, grief, parenting, a breakup,
trauma, and so much more. Regardless of the reason, counseling can help one heal or
overcome a difficulty in life. As a counselor, I want to create a space for my clients to
bring themselves and their challenges as they are, and without fear of judgement.

 

I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of issues, including
anxiety, depression, autism, trauma, behavioral concerns, intellectual disabilities,
life-transitions, self-esteem, disordered eating, parenting, and family dynamics. At the
core of my work is creating a warm, authentic, and non-judgmental space for my clients
as they go through the counseling process. I use an eclectic approach to tailor my work
to the needs of my clients, drawing from CBT, family systems, person-centered, and
psychodynamic practices.

 

In my work with children, I use a variety of tools, including play therapy, to work with
each child individually. Working with adolescents and adults, I believe it is essential to
work with them within the context of their environment and relationships. With
children and adolescents, I believe that parental figures are an integral component in
the counseling process, and as such, I believe in incorporating them into their child’s
treatment. With families, we can work together to target a family’s goals and explore
healthy forms of communication and boundaries.

Education, Credentials & Memberships

  • Resident in Counseling working toward my license as a Licensed Professional
    Counselor and practicing under the supervision of Katie Clark, LPC, RPT.
  • Dual Master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania; M.S.Ed. in
    Counseling and Mental Health Services and M.Phil.Ed. in Professional
    Counseling.
  • Dual bachelor’s degrees from the College of William and Mary in Psychology and
    Kinesiology.
  • Member of the American Counseling Association.

 

More About Me:

  • I grew up in Arlington, VA.
  • In my free time I enjoy playing guitar, painting, reading, and spending time with
    friends, family, and pets.
  • I am a mom to a French Lop bunny and lots of plants.
  • I love traveling and learning about different places and cultures.
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!