Sunstone Counseling, PLLC Graduate Intern in Counseling Falls Church, VA · Alexandria, VA · Mc Lean, VA · Ashburn, VA · Glen Allen, VA · Part time

Founded in 2011, Sunstone Counseling serves hundreds of people every year with 70+ counselors and locations in Alexandria, Falls Church, Ashburn, McLean, Richmond, and online. We are dedicated to meeting the community’s mental health needs by providing comprehensive, accessible, and high-quality counseling services. With a range of experience and price points, Sunstone sets itself apart by making mental health counseling easily accessible to all. We believe everyone deserves to shine brighter and be their best selves. Sunstone Counseling offers flexible opportunities including evening and/or weekend schedules. An optimal candidate will bring a diverse perspective to our team and be passionate about responding to the unique mental health needs in our communities. An ideal candidate is organized, professional, committed to continuing education, client-focused, friendly, motivated, and comfortable working both independently and collaboratively across the organization. A candidate would appreciate a warm, energetic, and collaborative environment.


Reporting directly to a Clinical Supervisor, the Intern, shall provide psychological counseling and other related services to clients for Sunstone Counseling. The Internship is unpaid; however, Sunstone Counseling provides clinical supervision and clinical hours.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

To perform 16-20 hours/week of both clinical and administrative functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions (below). Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

  • Intake coordination duties include scheduling clinical appointments for new clients and answering crisis calls
  • Minimum of six to eight hours of psychotherapy per week
  • Participate in weekly peer groups lead by supervisors and other clinical staff
  • Attend weekly individual supervision sessions with assigned clinical supervisor
  • Currently enrolled in Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High degree of ethics and a practice of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Excellent listening skills required.
  • Ability to consider internal and external resources to develop a client treatment plan
  • Possess high levels of patience, empathy, and respect.

This position description does not imply that the stated requirements are the only expectations for the position. Incumbents are expected to perform any other duties that may be assigned. Sunstone Counseling has the right to revise this position description at any time.

Sunstone Counseling considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.