763-416-4167Maple Grove, MN
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Wendy A. Sweeney

Wendy A. Sweeney, L.P., M.A.

It takes so much courage to ask for help when you are having challenges in your life. I applaud and encourage you to reach out when in need. My approach is to provide a safe, warm and empathetic environment in order to help you work through life challenges. My theoretical approach is mainly cognitive behavioral in nature, which is the belief that thoughts impact how one feels and behaves. I also think it is important to look at each individual’s unique background, including family, work, relationship, and support networks. I take a holistic approach in gathering information in all areas of a person’s life to best assess their needs. Mental health challenges are highly treatable and involve becoming educated, learning tools to increase satisfaction in your life, improve moods, set boundaries, challenge the truth of negative self-talk statements, and feel better about who you are.

Please note: I provide therapy sessions for ages 18+ and testing for ages 9+.

Testing:
In addition to therapy services, I also provide formal testing to confirm or rule out specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, and/or ADHD for children, adolescents or adults. The goal when testing is to determine the root of learning challenges in order to give strategies and recommendations to make academic and/or workplace improvements, but more importantly to build upon an individual’s learning style and strengths. It is very important to me that clients clearly understand the results of testing, so I spend time carefully going over reports, handouts, and recommendations to make sure all questions have been answered. The reports I provide meet requirements to apply for accommodations within school and workplace settings, whether K-12, undergraduate or graduate school as well as standardized testing such as, ACT, SAT, GRE, GED, LSAT, etc.

Education

  • M.A. Psychology St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • B.A. Child Psychology University of Minnesota

Work History

  • IPC – Psychologist
  • PANDA – MN Adult Basic Education Disability Specialist
  • Learning Disability Association (LDA) – MN Assessment Services Manager
    Testing and assessment for learning disabilities/ADHD
  • T.E.A.M., Inc – Outpatient EAP Counselor
  • Autism Consulting – Psychology Intern

Theoretical Orientation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Specialities

Adult Therapy 18+, ADHD Testing 9+, Age: Adult, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Depressive Disorders, Divorce, Grief & Loss, Individual Therapy 18+, Learning Disability Testing, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Work/Life Balance