MCSWEENEY, MSW, LGSW.
You are the expert on your life. As a therapist, I see it as my job to support your natural capacity to heal from adversity, increase resilience, and become more fully yourself.
I specialize in helping people with the impacts of grief and loss, traumatic events, or difficult experiences in childhood. These impacts can include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, and physical health challenges. As we work together, you can expect greater calm and well-being, to find relief from painful memories, to get to the bottom of painful relationship patterns, and to feel more joy and hope for the future.
I welcome the LGBTQ community and am attuned to the particular challenges they may face. I also have an interest in serving those who are spiritually inclined, those who identify as activists, and those in the helping professions.
Therapy is different for each and every person. I offer a variety of approaches, from traditional talk therapy to creative strategies such as art, movement, or meditation. My first priority is to develop a trusting relationship with you, so that what feels difficult to say can be said. In this environment of safety and respect, self-discovery and healing can take place.
I hold a master’s degree in clinical social work from Catholic University, and completed a year-long graduate training program focused on grief and trauma at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing. I have been fortunate to receive hundreds of hours of training in mind-body healing work, including Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and the practice of silent meditation retreat. These experiences have been essential to my personal and professional growth.
In my previous career, I worked as a classical violinist, vocalist, and writer, traveling across the U.S. and abroad to perform and share my creative work. I also spent a year working as an arts educator in Arusha, Tanzania.