Whitney Sweet, Therapist in Denver, Colorado — Zencare
Whitney  Sweet
Zencare Vetted

Whitney Sweet

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Colorado Accepting Online
Denver Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 11, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life coaching
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Relationships
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Whitney works with clients aged 18 and older. She sees women, men, members of the LGBTQ community, and people from multiple cultural backgrounds. Whitney uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, based upon what seems to be most comfortable and effective for each individual client. Whitney strives to make therapy a stress-free and calming experience, with a combination of client-directed focus and her observations and suggestions for forward progress.

Whitney has worked at multiple non-profit agencies, where she created community connections for clients, helped clients with educational and career goal-setting (life coaching), educated clients about the benefits of therapy, and encouraged clients to see themselves in the most positive light possible.

Whitney worked as a caseworker in Child Protective Services, helping families for three and a half years. In this position, she worked with clients from varied races and cultural backgrounds. She focused on de-escalating confrontation, and helped families to understand that all people are different.

Whitney is only offering tele-health sessions (until the situation with COVID changes). Her office is located in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver, and she also works a few hours a week at an office in Lakewood. She takes her first appointment of the day at 10:00 and the latest appointment of the day at 4:00. These hours are the same from Monday to Thursday. She does not work Fridays or weekends.


Message to clients

My practice and process are centered around the idea that everyone has struggles, and no one's struggles are greater than anyone else's. I often work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, family dynamics, and PTSD. Thank you for considering me as a therapist with whom you may want to work. Starting therapy can be scary, but I have seen the benefits of it for countless people, including myself. Be proud of yourself for seeking guidance in a difficult time.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Bright HealthCare
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Colorado Denver Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please note that while Whitney does work with clients facing relationship issues, she does not do couples counseling or family counseling.


Location(s)

Denver practice
2855 Speer Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80211
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2018 - Present
CPS caseworker, 2017 - 2019

University of Denver, MSW, 2010
University of Northern Colorado, BA, 1997


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She was very kind and patient."
- Zencare client • December 2021