Sheila Sweeney, Ph.D., LICSW

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Dr. Sheila Sweeney, a respected Clinical Social Worker, is renowned for her work in psychodynamic psychotherapy with a particular focus on the connection between mind, body, and spirit. Her practice is heavily influenced by her fascination with the intersection of psychotherapy and spiritual healing. Dr. Sweeney champions the transmission and healing of intergenerational and intersystemic issues. Holding a strong belief that every individual has a right to health and healing, her reflective work with partnering agencies spans from micro to macro levels.

Dr. Sweeney's educational background is comprehensive and diverse. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work with a minor in Criminal Justice from the College of St. Catherine, a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine, and a PhD in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Institute of Clinical Social Work. She also has a certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from the University of Minnesota, alongside an Independent Clinical Social Work License and the Infant Mental Health Endorsement in the State of Minnesota.

Her professional experience is equally extensive, including work with young mothers, early childhood education units, the Child-Parent Psychotherapy Training Model, and the University of Minnesota Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program. She has also been involved in research on Reflective Functioning in African American Mothers, contributing significantly to the understanding of intergenerational trauma. Through her practice, Peaces 'n PuzSouls, Dr. Sweeney uses her wealth of knowledge and experience to create safe and inclusive spaces where clients can engage in reflective cultural-multigenerational-communal relational therapy. Her commitment to healing and health as a universal right is a cornerstone of her work, making her an invaluable asset to her community.

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Job Title
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
BS, MSW, Ph.D.
College of St. Catherine (BS), University of St. Thomas (MSW), Institute for Clinical Social Work (Ph.D.)


Group, Individual, Person-Centered
Racial Identity


Peaces 'n PuzSouls
848A Selby Ave