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Credentials

Graduate Counseling Intern

Sahaj can be reached at 202-798-3533 or at

sahaj@sunstonecounselors.com

Client Population
Adults
Location
Falls Church
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Integrative, Multicultural, Attachment Theory, Feminist Theory, Relational, Strengths-based

 
Rates Starting At:
$75
Availability
Weekday, Evening

I applaud you for taking this step toward finding support to work through a concern you currently have. While I believe that you are the expert of your own life, we all need a little support to work through our struggles, and it is my personal belief that humans have a shared inclination for connection, growth, and healing.

My passion lies at the intersection of storytelling and mental health. We all have stories we’ve been told and possibly internalized that impact the way we show up in our families, friendships, relationships, and workplaces. By building a collaborative and secure therapeutic relationship, I want to work with you to identify and deconstruct narratives that contribute to your current struggles while also empowering you to reauthor your story to highlight your innate strengths, resilience, and authenticity.

I enjoy working with adults (18+) from all backgrounds on a variety of struggles. These include anxiety & depression, stress management, interpersonal issues, family dynamics, conflict resolution, life transitions/adjustment, work-related issues, racial trauma, women’s issues, low self-esteem, and grief. I also specialize in working with individuals who straddle more than one culture and may feel overwhelmed by differing expectations or may struggle to authentically show up in their family systems, romantic relationships, friendships, and workplaces.

I approach therapy with a trauma-informed and integrative multicultural orientation, borrowing techniques and interventions rooted in narrative, feminist, attachment and relational cultural theories. Healing does not look the same for everyone, and that’s why it’s important to me to utilize an intersectional framework to explore what the healing process will look like for you. As such, I enjoy exploring how race, culture, identity, age, gender, and sexual orientation contribute to your self-concept, friendships, family dynamics, romantic relationships, and career pursuits.

Overall, I strive to provide a warm, respectful, and safe environment where you feel comfortable, empowered, and secure to come as you are.

Hobbies/interests/unique fun facts

  • I am a former journalist
  • I am the first in my family to be born in the West though immigration patterns have landed my extended family across three different continents
  • In my free time I enjoy writing my book, playing board games, planning my next trip, reading an engrossing novel, or spending time with my family and friends

Counselor Education, Credentials & Memberships

Master’s degree from The George Washington University (2022)
Practicing under the supervision of Maya Georgieva, LPC, NCC
Professional Memberships include: American Counseling Association (ACA), The Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)

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!