Matt Sweeney (he/him) is a Clinical Social Work Intern at Hamm Clinic. He is in his final year of completing his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Minnesota. He has several years of experience working Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Inpatient Mental Health, serving children and adults experiencing mental health crises, and he also has experience working with children who have experienced trauma and their parents. Matt’s approach to therapy is person-centered, trauma-informed, empathic, and relational. He believes that people can and do recover from mental illness and trauma, and that healing occurs in relationship with others. He strives to create a safe, affirming, and non-judgmental space for clients to share and explore what is most important to them. Matt is committed to providing therapy from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and LGBTQIA+ affirming lens. His special interests include trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, mind-body/mindfulness, LGBTQIA+ mental health, and racial/cultural identity.