Jennifer Sweeton is a leading mental health expert who has helped countless trauma victims find healing and regain their personal power and autonomy. She has achieved world-class recognition as a leading neuroscientist and psychotherapist, specializing in brain-based approaches to traumatic healing and recovery. Dr. Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist in the greater Kansas City area where she owns and operates a trauma-informed group practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.
Apart from providing psychotherapy as a trauma psychologist, Dr. Sweeton is a highly sought-after neuroscience expert who has trained and coached thousands of mental health providers and other professionals in her training workshops about the brain, trauma, and other mental health topics.
After years of research and experience in psychotherapy, Dr. Sweeton personally developed Neural Desensitization and Integration Training (NDIT) to treat PTSD as well as help her therapy and coaching clients harness the power of neuroscience to process thoughts and emotions in a healthier way. NDIT is a progressive, evidence-informed, module-based, brain training program that teaches people how to identify, desensitize, restructure, and process distressing memories, beliefs, emotions, and even physical sensations.
According to Jennifer Sweeton, the main goal of NDIT is to help clients change their relationships with themselves, by changing how they mentally process thoughts, emotions, and physical reactions.
Jennifer is a trauma survivor herself, providing a unique perspective from which she views her clients and their suffering. Her own personal struggles have not only informed the trajectory of her professional pursuits but also have allowed her to more deeply connect with those she helps.
These personal experiences and Jennifer’s response to her own struggles have inspired others to pursue healing, recovery, and justice. Focused on increasing the scope of her positive impacts on others, she is currently enrolled in law school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City with plans to advocate for trauma victims who have suffered physical and psychological injury.