Licensed Professional Counselor | LPC, LPC-S
Hi! Thanks for stopping by to read a little more information. As you know, my name is Sydney. I am licensed in Pennsylvania and Texas! I have been licensed in the state of Texas since 2003. I earned my Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in Jan 2002. And I have an MBA from Dallas Baptist University. After years and years in the field, I have really found a passion for helping people who are older teens all the way to those in their 70s and 80s! I do both individual and couples/marriage counseling. Because I usually utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in my practice, I do really well with those struggling with depression and/or anxiety. For couples counseling, I use many of the Gottman techniques. Most importantly though, I meet the client where they are and try to figure out how to meet their needs. It is not a one size fits all situation. As a Christian Counselor, I aim to be an empty vessel that the Lord uses to do His work through our sessions. I like to use Scripture and prayer in session if the client is comfortable doing so. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out and I can answer any of your concerns.
I am licensed in both Texas and Pennsylvania, but have a physical office in Western PA (Murrysville). I use a secured video service to do online or virtual sessions for those who are either far away or even for those hard PA winters when you can’t leave the house. This is also utilized quite often by individuals who can’t get away from work or need privacy.
I often have “pre-licensed” individuals that work with me. They have their Master’s degree but are working on their hours and I do their clinical supervision. This is a great way to get quality counseling at a lower cost, if needed.