Dr. Samantha Sweeney is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia. She has a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Maryland-College Park, where she was also a fellowship recipient. Dr. Sweeney earned her undergraduate psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sweeney is passionate about education and has worked with students at all grade levels. She has been a preschool teacher at St. Columba's Nursery School in Northwest, DC, a consultant and researcher in DC Public Schools, and a School Psychologist in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Dr. Sweeney also taught several undergraduate classes during her time at the University of Maryland-College Park. Additionally, while in college she headed up an organization that provided college guidance and enrichment to students in the Philadelphia public schools.
Dr. Sweeney has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with significant emotional and behavioral challenges. During her summers in college, Dr. Sweeney worked for the Wediko Children's Services Summer Treatment Program with children and adolescents with significant emotional and behavioral issues.
Dr. Sweeney is very involved professionally within the wider DC area. She was an adjunct professor in Howard University's School Psychology Program, helping to develop new practitioners and leaders within the discipline. Additionally, Dr. Sweeney was the Preschool Screening Team Leader for the Kathy Wilson Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia. The Kathy Wilson Foundation provides resources and support for children and families in Alexandria.