Does your high school teen struggle with low self-esteem or negative feelings about her/their body? 

Feeling comfortable in our bodies can be challenging for people of any age, and it can be especially difficult for adolescents as they go through physical, emotional, and social changes. 

Teens are regularly faced with many external factors, such as social media, culture, body ideals, peers, societal constructs, diet culture, wellness trends, etc. It can be difficult to process and filter this information, which impacts the development of body image, self-esteem, and their relationships with their bodies.

In this group, participants will have the opportunity to share personal stories, explore related topics, and support one another in their journeys to improve their relationships with their bodies and increase self-compassion.

The facilitator will occasionally introduce topics and provide information based on themes noted in previous sessions.


Open/rolling admission beginning mid-March

The group meets Tuesdays from 7-8:00pm in Sunstone’s McLean office (map it).

Registration and Inquiries

To sign up or learn more, contact group facilitator Lauren Stuart (

Participant Profile

High School Girls or Non-binary Teens who have struggled with body image related to weight, gender constructs, self-confidence, and insecurities


The cost per registrant is $80/session with a minimum 6-week commitment.

Additionally, a $75 30-minute intake session is required.

Meet the Facilitator

Lauren Stuart, MS.Ed. MPhil.Ed.
Lauren Stuart, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Lauren has experience running therapeutic process and social skills groups in children and adolescent populations since 2019. Lauren is passionate about creating a warm, authentic, and non-judgmental space for others to come together to connect and support one-another. Lauren draws from a variety of approaches including CBT, family systems, person-centered, art therapy, and HAES (Health At Every Size) practices, as she supports her clients in their work towards their therapeutic goals.