Student Mental Health Counselor
Credentials & Experience
Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eckerd College
Adjustment to disability/illness: Sydney has extensive experience helping individuals navigate the emotional challenges and lifestyle adjustments associated with
disability and illness.
Individuals with cancer: Syd has experience helping individuals navigate the many changes that can accompany a cancer diagnosis and treatment, providing a comfortable space to process the full range of emotional
and lifestyle challenges.
Medical trauma: Sydney is skilled in supporting individuals who have experienced medical trauma, providing a safe space to process emotions and develop coping strategies.
Identity and self-esteem: Sydney is dedicated to assisting clients in exploring their identity, building self-confidence, and fostering a positive self-image.
Depression and anxiety: Sydney is experienced in working with clients who struggle with depression and anxiety, offering practical tools and evidence-based techniques to
ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder): Sydney is knowledgeable about ASD and provides support for individuals on the spectrum, helping them cope with challenges and develop skills to thrive in various settings.
LGBTQIA+ individuals: Sydney is affirming and inclusive in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, offering support, understanding, and expertise in addressing the unique issues they may face.
Sydney utilizes an eclectic approach, drawing from different therapeutic modalities to create a tailored treatment plan for each client. These modalities include:
Person-centered therapy: Sydney believes in creating a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings freely.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Sydney incorporates CBT techniques to help clients identify negative thought patterns, challenge unhelpful beliefs, and develop
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Sydney utilizes ACT to support clients in accepting difficult emotions, clarifying their values, and taking action to live
a meaningful life.
Social-justice oriented framework: Sydney is committed to promoting social justice and incorporates a framework that acknowledges the impact of systemic issues on clients' mental health and well-being.
Geek therapy: Sydney enjoys incorporating elements of geek culture into therapy when appropriate, using shared interests and references to create a comfortable and engaging therapeutic environment.
Client Age Range:
Sydney sees clients aged 15 and older, providing a safe space for adolescents and adults to explore their concerns and work towards personal growth and healing.
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