My name is Sydney Dean and I strive to create a safe space for my clients to laugh, cry, be vulnerable, and be strong. I work with adolescents and adults. My clients may begin their journey with me feeling depressed, confused, frustrated, and alone. We work together to discover the strength, power, and resilience that was in them all along. Some of the things we work on are depression, anxiety, sexual challenges, grief, and anger.
There’s so much power in forming trusting relationships. I am driven to form trusting relationships and advocate for the best interest of you. I'm determined to help you repair, restore, and recharge. Our sessions will be collaborative and engaging, with you being in the driver’s seat. Humor is one of my favorite ways to heal!
I would love the opportunity to ride along on this journey with you. I offer a free consultation for you to get to know me and decide if we're a good
While I was in my graduate program, I fulfilled the role as a mental health counselor in a residential facility for those experiencing suicidal ideation. After acquiring my Master’s degree, I began my work at Fred Finch Youth Center where I provided therapy to adolescents. I then transitioned to Children and Family Services and investigated suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. My previous role focused heavily on grief and loss counseling. I currently provide counseling for those who struggle with depression, anxiety, sexual challenges, and life transitions as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Prairie View A&M University and a Master’s in Arts in Social Work from University of Texas at Arlington. I’m well versed in DBT/CBT and motivational interviewing.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
I prefer to spend my free time reading books, listening to music, and traveling with friends.
WHAT IS A LMSW?
An LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker. LCSWs are authorized to provide mental health counseling and psychotherapy.
To become an LCSW, a candidate must first complete a Master's of Social Work (MSW) degree from an accredited program. They must then accrue supervised clinical hours. After meeting the state's licensure requirements, they must pass a clinical exam to demonstrate competence.
LCSW's follow the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and pursue cultural competence. LCSWs engage in ongoing education and supervision even after licensing to further develop their therapy skills.