Sunstone Counseling, PLLC Child and Adolescent Therapist - McLean, VA Mc Lean, VA · Full time

Sunstone Counseling is currently seeking dedicated Child Therapists (pre-licensed or licensed) practicing creative therapy techniques with afternoon and evening availability to support children and their families at our McLean, VA office. If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young clients, we would love to hear from you!


Sunstone Counseling invites dedicated Child Therapists to join our McLean, VA team to provide therapeutic support to children ages 3 and up and their families through therapeutic play and child-focused counseling methods.

The role is designed to address issues such as emotional dysregulation, anxiety, social skills, and other developmental concerns. Our team provides a supportive environment where therapists can use play therapy techniques and child-centric approaches to foster resilience and emotional health in young clients.

For pre-licensed therapists, Sunstone offers in-house clinical supervision with a focus on developmental psychology, play therapy, and child-centered counseling techniques. Therapists will deliver ethical and professional counseling services under the appropriate supervision as dictated by the Board of Counseling or Social Work, focusing primarily on child and family counseling.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct initial assessments to determine the therapeutic needs of the child.
  • Collaborate with families to support the child’s development and therapeutic goals.
  • Develop and implement tailored intervention plans using play therapy and other child-appropriate techniques.
  • Monitor and adapt interventions based on the child's progress and evolving needs.
  • Participate in peer consultation groups and training sessions to refine therapeutic skills.
  • Ensure accurate documentation of sessions, assessments, and progress notes in compliance with insurance and Sunstone Counseling requirements.
  • Engage in regular supervision to enhance clinical skills and ensure adherence to ethical standards (Pre-licensed therapist only).


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field with a focus on children.
  • Certification in play therapy is highly desired.
  • Must obtain State Board Approval to work as a Resident or hold an existing license in the State of Virginia as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in play therapy techniques and child development theories.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a particular emphasis on sensitive interactions with children and their families.
  • Strong ethical foundation and adherence to confidentiality agreements.
  • Ability to work flexibly and responsively with a diverse client population.

This position description is a guideline and does not encompass all facets of the role. Sunstone Counseling reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Sunstone Counseling is an “at will” employer, and this document does not constitute a contract of employment.

Sunstone Counseling is committed to equality and values diversity, providing equal opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.