Nicolette Sweeney, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Francisco, California, 94109

Nicolette Sweeney, MA, LMFT

Nicolette Sweeney, MA, LMFT
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Nicolette Sweeney, MA, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 98748
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 42583
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
San Francisco, California 94109

Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $140- $170 per 50 min session. Free 15 min phone consultation.

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I firmly believe that no one is a lost cause. At our very essence, we have the ability to regenerate, start anew, and move toward happiness and hope.

Change can happen in a single moment. My favorite Buddhist proverb describes the appearance of a single "lantern lighting up a place that has been dark for a hundred, a thousand, or ten thousand years"

Whether you want to escape a relationship pattern that just won't stop repeating, or you want to FINALLY believe in yourself... You know that something has to change, but what and how? You have most likely thought yourself in circles around the problem, "if I could just figure this out...", but you cannot think your way out of this. Ugh, and how to stop beating yourself up about it!

People often seek out therapy because they are experiencing one of life's "dark nights of the soul". My gift is helping folks feel safe and grounded while they uncover the gem hidden within the darkness and see their way through.

Email or Call Nicolette Sweeney, MA, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 42583

More Info About My Practice

My work as a "helper" includes 22 years of spiritual guidance counseling, 8 years of therapeutic mentoring of at-risk youth using the arts and 7 years of psychotherapy.

Since 2010, I have worked in a clinical capacity providing individual, couple, child and family therapy in multi-cultural communities using an eclectic approach of expressive arts therapy, attachment-based, emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) and cognitive behavioral therapy incorporating mindfulness.

I utilize emotion coaching in sessions in order to deepen individuals' connection with self and others and develop more secure, loving relationships.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I am a Brooklyn native brought to San Francisco by a quest for love and personal growth that has led me along a career path with many twists and turns including artist, fashion designer, educator, and dance instructor. My personal transformations via many a 'dark night of the soul' in my 20s and 30s have led me to my calling as Marriage and Family Therapist.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Multi-cultural, High-conflict Couples, Teenagers

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Drama Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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