Tag: counseling

How Parents Can Support Their Transgender Child

What makes someone feel they have been born into the wrong body? We’re still discovering how individuals form their gender identities and how to support people who don’t identify with their biological sex or social constructs around being a man or a woman. For parents or caregivers of a transgender child, it can be a confusing and overwhelming journey, but there are ways you can understand and support them.

How trained is your counselor? The answer: Very.

By: Sara Boothe, M.A. Credentials, or the multiple letters at the end of your counselor’s name, can be confusing to decipher. They can include degrees, professional titles, and even certifications. Many states designate the professional counselor credential with different titles and acronyms, making it even more confusing for many clients. It is helpful – even… Read more »

The Initial Counseling Session [video]

By: Maya Georgieva, Ed.D., LPC Many people who have never experienced counseling before wonder what the first session may look like. You may be wondering what to expect. Even if you’ve been to counseling before, you may not be sure what your new counselor is going to ask you during the first counseling session and… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Starting Your Day with Your Counselor

Busy lifestyles, fast paced jobs, long commutes, and a packed schedule often mean less time to do the things that are best for us, like taking time to process with a counselor. If this sounds familiar, early morning counseling may be for you! There are so many benefits to starting your day off with a therapy session. You start your day with a clear headspace and the ability to set a goal or intention to help you stay motivated.

7 Reasons to See a Sunstone Graduate Intern

By: Crystal Davis, Graduate Social Work Intern At Sunstone Counseling, one of our core tenets is to always give back to the counseling profession. One way we do this is by providing a graduate counseling and social work practicum/internship program. Sunstone Counseling is one of the few private practices in Northern Virginia that offers graduate… Read more »