Welcome Message:

Welcome! And thank you for visiting my web page! I know there are many therapists to choose from and many different factors to consider in choosing a therapist. I encourage you to read on and give me a call for a complimentary telephone screening to see if we are a match. I commit to listen to you and to develop a plan and approach that you think is right for you and your family. I'm glad you've decided to help yourself and I'd be honored to be part of your life. I can't tell you how fulfilling it is to see a client getting married, graduating high school, getting a new job, or improving their grade point average. Together, we will focus on your strengths and then build upon these strengths by incorporating new tools to achieve an optimum level of functioning. I want to witness your success as much as you want to achieve it.

Professional Background:

Carmel G. Sweeney, LCSW, PLLC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in North Carolina for over 24 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Virginia Tech, earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Family and Child Development in 1986. She earned a Master of Social Work degree, completing the mental health specialization, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work in 1992. Carmel has been licensed by the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board since 1994. She has been employed in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities such as psychiatric hospitals, local mental health center, juvenile detention center, group homes, and private practice. Carmel has been serving clients in private practice since 2002.

Treatment Modalities:

Have you ever heard the expression, "If the shoe fits, wear it?" This is a basic tenet of successful psychotherapy. Carmel is skilled in a variety of therapies including sand tray therapy, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, energy psychology/emotional freedom techniques, strategic and structural family therapy, and communication therapies. Treatment modalities include individual, marital, family, and group therapy.

Treatment Issues:

Carmel is trained to provide diagnostic evaluations and appropriate treatment for severe and persistent mental illness as well as short term adjustment issues. Carmel offers services to individuals across the lifespan including children, adolescents, and adults. Carmel works collaboratively with family physicians, primary care providers, psychologists, and psychiatrists to coordinate medication, psychological testing and ancillary medical services as needed to ensure optimum outcomes for her clients. She is able to assist clients in managing and/or overcoming a variety of issues including: *Adoption *Abuse/Neglect *ADHD *Anger Management *Anxiety *Bereavement *Bipolar Disorders *Blended Families *Childhood Disorders *Communication *Depression *Divorce/Remarriage *Oppositional behavior *Phase of life changes *Parenting *Personality Disorders *Relationship issues *School Success *Transition/Change

Professional Affiliations:

National Association of Social Workers - NC chapter

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