Ellen Sweeney

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , LCADC, ACS

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Ellen Sweeney

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , LCADC, ACS


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

74 Brick Boulevard
Bldg 4, Ste 206B
Brick, New Jersey 08723
(848) 229-9715 x119

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I take a client-centered approach to counseling and work to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and validating environment to build trust with my client’s and to foster our therapeutic relationship. I believe that life is a balance of acceptance and change and I work with my clients to explore areas of their lives causing them difficulty and to find balance between the processes of acceptance and the change necessary to foster improvements in one’s life. I can help the client explore the complexities of this balance and teach and provide the skills necessary to enact these changes.
I primarily practice Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideations, and issues unique to the LGBTQ community and women.
I am often in session with other clients so when you call, please leave a message so I can get back to you to discuss how I can help you feel better, achieve your goals, and attain serenity and balance in your life. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $60 - $125
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • MHN
  • Magellan
  • MagnaCare
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
  • Oxford
  • QualCare
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License and State: 37PC00531100 New Jersey

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NJ / LCADC 37LC00218000
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Ellen Sweeney's Groups

Healing from Trauma

A stage one trauma recovery group which helps the client to improve their sense of personal stability, security, and safety, understand how to process and express emotions in a healthy way, distinguish between healthy and unhealthy behaviors and tendencies, cultivate an effective routine of psychological and emotional self-care, uncover and explore sources of inner strength, and develop coping mechanisms and life skills that effectively manage triggers. Two groups currently running Monday at 2PM and Wednesday at 8PM

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DBT Skills Group

DBT is designed to assist individuals in managing behavioral, emotional and cognitive instability. The intent is to help people with problems with anger or the expression with anger, episodic depression, irritability or anxiety, intense or chaotic relationships, impulsivity, stress and feelings of emptiness. Skills are presented each week & homework is assigned for individuals to practice during the week and is reviewed at the next group. The goal is for people to gain new skills, get better at the skills they have and be able to use the skills when they are really needed, like during times of intense emotion, crisis or conflict.

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Location

74 Brick Boulevard
Bldg 4, Ste 206B
Brick, New Jersey 08723
(848) 229-9715 x119
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance Use
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Ellen Sweeney, LPC , LCADC, ACS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brick

Ellen Sweeney

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , LCADC, ACS