Sunnie Chu, M.Ed., Resident in Counseling has experience working with individuals in a private practice setting, hospital outpatient setting, and graduate level academia. Sunnie has worked with individuals, families, and couples from the age of 18 and older who struggle with mild-to-moderate mental health issues. In addition, Sunnie has provided counseling for underserved and uninsured populations.
Sunnie received her Master’s degree in Clinical Community Agency Counseling from George Mason University. She is passionate about therapy and the effectiveness of having therapeutic support with life’s difficulties and challenges. She is an advocate for social justice, multiculturalism competency, and overcoming stigmas around mental health and counseling. Sunnie’s approach is supportive, empathetic, attuned, and non-judgmental as she seeks to partner with individuals in their journey as they work towards meeting therapeutic goals and needs.
Sunnie utilizes various modalities to promote and foster a safe space that increases curiosity, self-awareness, and behavioral changes. Individuals are encouraged to manage daily functions and quality of life as they continue to discover and write their personal stories. Sunnie helps individuals to gain insight and develop the tools they need to identify and navigate old patterns, dysfunctions, challenges, and tendencies in a meaningful and impactful way.
Clinical Population: Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Adults
Primary Theoretical Orientation(s): Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Attachment and Family Systems, Art Therapy
Areas of Clinical Interests: anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem and worth, emotional expression and development, relationship conflict, women’s issues, immigration and acculturation conflict, faith and spirituality
Advanced Trainings & Certifications: Certified Trauma Professional (CTP, January 2023)