Counselor Profile

Bridget Sweeney

Graduate Intern

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

I have several years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I have worked in residential, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and acute settings. I currently work with children, tweens, adolescents, and young adults. Each individual has their own story that has shaped their life and it is important to meet them where they are in the moment. I am young enough to remember all the challenges of grade school and high school, and old enough to have experience in overcoming those same challenges. It would be a huge privilege to be able to walk alongside and guide you on your counseling journey.

My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, creativity, and validation. I believe the best way to build a therapeutic relationship starts with respect, understanding, and trust. By having an understanding of your unique needs, I will utilize therapeutic interventions to best fit you. Together as a team we can work toward achieving your mental and emotional well-being goals.


I was born, raised, and currently reside in Fairfax County, Virginia, and as such I have a keen awareness of the intensity and challenges of the social, emotional, academic, and competitive environment that exists in the Washington DC metropolitan area. I have experience working in residential, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and acute settings. Helping others has always been a passion of mine that is very important to me. Outside of counseling, I enjoy baking, spending time with my two dogs Margaux and Mac Sorley, exploring nature and both participating in and attending sporting events.


  • Pursuing Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Mason University (anticipated graduation Spring 2025)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from American University
  • Member of American Counseling Association
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-c)
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED


Graduate Intern

Client Population:
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Child (7-10)
  • Tween (11-13)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
  • Young Child (3-6)
Primary Modalities:
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Person Centered
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm

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