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Hi, I'm Sydney (she/her)

I'm here to accompany you on a journey of growth, healing, and self-discovery. With a commitment to creating a nonjudgmental, supportive, and safe space, I specialize in assisting teens and adults as they navigate through the obstacles of life. 

 

Let's work together to build resilience, embrace change, and create a future aligned with your aspirations.

Master's Level Intern

Supervisor: Sarah Gamblin, M.Ed.

Therapy Specialties

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Navigating Life's Transitions

Life's transitions can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. It's during these pivotal moments that having a supportive ally can make all the difference.

 

I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you through the challenges of adolescence, young adulthood, and beyond. Whether you're grappling with academic pressures, identity exploration, setting and enforcing boundaries, or personal changes, I'm here to offer insights and strategies for navigating these transformative times.

Together, we'll explore your thoughts, emotions, and aspirations, ensuring you have the tools you need to thrive in the face of change. I am committed to providing you with guidance and strategies tailored to your unique journey.

Other Areas of Focus: 

Anxiety | Autism | Depression | Teen Issues | Friendships & Relationships | Trauma and Abuse | Working with Black Teens & other POC  | Therapy with Black Women |
Navigating High School | Navigating College | Identity Exploration

Empathetic Support for Teens

I have over five years of experience working with verbal and nonverbal adolescents, including autistic teens, facing severe emotional and behavioral challenges. I have honed my skills in supporting therapeutic environments and working with teens and their families to accomplish their goals.

 

My approach is direct and honest while also encompassing patience, empathy, and benevolence which allows me to connect with individuals of diverse backgrounds and empower them to overcome obstacles. 

Empowering Black Womens' Well-Being

I'm excited to learn and grow within an organization that shares my values. Healing Spaces' commitment to providing core counseling services while also offering support exclusively for Black women resonates deeply with me. I believe that promoting the well-being of Black women is essential for positive change. Together, we can work towards a future where all individuals receive the care they deserve.

 

By focusing on empowerment, I seek to help you reclaim your narrative, dismantle barriers, and break free from societal limitations. We'll work collaboratively to build a foundation of self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-empowerment. Through our journey together, you'll discover the tools to not only navigate life's challenges but to also thrive as a strong, empowered Black woman.

Collaboration is key to growth. Together, we'll work to enhance your well-being and equip you with tools to thrive in the face of challenges.

Therapy for women
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.), Clinical Mental Health Counseling

University of Missouri, St. Louis In Progress

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology

University of Missouri, St. Louis

Clinical Experience

Paraprofessional, Special School District 

Professional Affiliations

Psi Chi Honor Society 

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