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Credentials

Resident in Counseling

Liz can be reached at (202) 656-0920 or

elizabethrae@sunstonecounselors.com

Client Population
Adults, Adolescents
Location
Alexandria
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Person-Centered Therapy, Attachment Theory
Availability
Weekday, Evening
Virtual appointments until July 1st, 2021 and then a hybrid of in-office and virtual appointments
 

Are you feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, stuck, and unable to cope with the challenges in your
life? Do you find yourself stuck in unhelpful patterns and struggling to make meaningful
connections with others? If so, you don’t have to do this alone. It takes great strength to realize
that you’re struggling, and even more courage to reach out for support. Together we can partner
to find fulfillment and satisfaction across the different areas your life.

I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and that we all have the inherent strengths
needed to face life’s challenges. Therefore, my goal is to meet my clients where they are,
collaborate to uncover their inner strengths, and empower them with the tools they need to
successfully take back control of their life. I work with adolescents and adults facing a variety of
issues and concerns, including anxiety, depression, body image, eating disorders, gender identity
and LGBTQIA+ exploration, family conflict, interpersonal/relationship conflict, low self-esteem,
and self-harm. Much of my experience has revolved around helping women and adolescents with
eating disorders find meaningful behavioral change, improve their body image, and strengthen
their sense of identity.

My approach to counseling includes a variety of techniques and interventions that I utilize to
tailor therapy to meet the individual needs of each client. With this approach, I am committed to
create an environment of trust, safety, warmth, kindness, and honesty. I do this through a holistic
and multicultural lens that is founded in collaborative, trauma-informed and client-focused care.
I also use techniques from emotion-focused and relational theories, psychodynamic theory, and
attachment theory. I work alongside my clients to identify unique goals that will lead to long-
lasting positive change.

Education and Credentials:

  • Resident in Counseling practicing under the supervision of Emily Goff Trkula, M.Ed, LPC
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology from Tufts University
  • Professional memberships include American Counseling Association (ACA) and
    Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC)

More About Me:

  • I am originally from Massachusetts and now live in Washington, DC with my two
    cats
  • In my free time I enjoy traveling, being creative, getting coffee with my friends, and
    spending time with my girlfriend


I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation or would like more information, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.