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Barbara Sweeney, LCSW

Family conflicts Parenting issues Career difficulties Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over two decades of experience working in program planning and administration in the areas of intimate partner violence, school-linked family services, and training in health professions. While most of my work has been in the "macro" arena, I am excited to expand my professional skills into clinical services.
My approach is strength-based and person-centered. That means that I will work with you to identify your personal strengths and what you can do to change your circumstances. We'll work from a place of empowerment and knowledge. The relationship between client and therapist is the most important predictor of success. As such, I hope you'll find me to be an excellent listener, a partner in your journey toward healing, and a cheerleader of your progress!

You've taken a powerful step in your care by reaching out to work with a counselor. I look forward to joining you on your journey of discovery and empowerment.
Welcome - I'm so glad you're here!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Family conflicts Parenting issues Career difficulties Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Hoarding, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barbara Sweeney. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I’ve been seeing Barbara since June of 2021 since then I’ve made enormous strides in my mental health and process. I feel as though Barbara listens to what I have to share with her and has helped to make me feel more confident in tackling the things I would like to sort through. I enjoy every form of communication I have with her (especially our weekly sessions) and she’s definitely someone I enjoy having on my team!

Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Barbara is a wonderful therapist who is intelligent and grasps the issues and repercussions of issues right away. She has the perfect combination of listening and gently pushing when needed. I highly recommend her.

Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 5 months

My life has become more aligned and peaceful since I started working with Barbara. She actively listens and provides practical guidance that makes a difference right away.

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching