Lizzie Sweeney, LMFT
“Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect. You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story & hustle for your worthiness.”
OWN YOUR STORY
As a therapist trained in Narrative therapy, I help my clients better understand their personal histories, life experiences, and current problems that they may be struggling to manage. Too often, we allow our personal traumas and negative experiences define us, causing feelings of chronic sadness and inadequacy. I help teens, adults and couples explore their thought patterns and behavior and “rewrite” their life story. Together, we will identify personal values to help foster a future that reflects who you are, what you are capable of, and what your purpose is, separate from your problems.
Grief is like a living entity; it never really goes away, but it changes over time. Together, I work with clients to process the pain, anger, sadness, or even relief that are often present emotions after a loved one dies. Whether experiencing sorrow after the death of a loved one, a relationship loss, pregnancy loss, or coping with infertility – it is possible to enjoy life again.
Grieving includes adjusting to a new reality, and that can feel like a rollercoaster of ups and downs. We’ll create space for you to remember and honor your loss, while we build resilience and move toward a place where emotional well-being can co-exist with grief.
Humans are relational beings and we often feel distressed when an important relationship is out of balance. Whether it’s relationship with yourself, your child, or a significant other, I help guide you in building stronger connections. When this takes the form of couples’ therapy, I like to draw from multiple approaches in order to give couples the tools they need to work through relational challenges while continuing to build on the strengths that already exist in the relationship.
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2012 with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since that time most of my work has been in home-based settings working with children and families in crisis. I have extensive experience collaborating with larger systems including hospitals, schools, and legal organizations.
In my free time I enjoy listening to podcasts, being active in my local community and going to Trader Joes too much…