Sean Maloney, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In-Office Sessions: Alexandria (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Alexandria (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of:
Client Population(s):
  • Adult (25+)
  • Couple
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
  • Gestalt

Whether you are an executive working to find your rhythm in leadership, a member of the armed services struggling with return from deployment, a young adult questioning your sexual orientation, a couple trying to inspire the next phase of your relationship, or an athlete trying to push through a frustrating plateau, my solution-focused approach will help you accomplish your therapeutic goals. I am passionate about digging in with people and helping them break through obstacles, realize their full potential, and find balance in life. Relying on humor, frank dialogue, compassion, and strong interpersonal skills, I work quickly to break down barriers of discomfort and vulnerability in order to create a safe space for people from any walk of life.

I believe firmly in client-centered therapy. While I rely most heavily on a humanistic Gestalt-style therapeutic practice, each client brings with them their own unique style, form of communication, and therapeutic needs. I work closely with each client to adjust my approach, and corresponding theoretical framework, to best meet their needs. Throughout the course of all my client interactions, I employ strengths-based approaches that result in clear, practical solutions that are within each client’s ability to execute upon.

More About Me:

In addition to Sunstone Counseling, I own a consulting practice called Delivering Impact, LLC that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their revenue models. I am also a three-time Ironman and spend what feels like every free moment training for the next race. Growing up in the Finger Lakes region of central New York, I have a deep love of the outdoors. I have five sisters, am an avid adventurer, and love to cook. I look forward to working with you and seeing what we can accomplish together!

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Bipolar/Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Career Counseling
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Dynamics
  • Gender/Sexual Identity (LGBTQIA+)
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work focused on Individuals, Families, and Groups, Syracuse University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Binghamton University
  • Member of National Association of Social Work (NASW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
VA 0904016261

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

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