My name is Sydney Dean and I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I am driven to form trusting relationships and advocate for the best interest of my clients. I have experience in grief, loss, trauma, suicidal ideation, relationship issues, self-esteem, and anxiety.
There’s so much power in forming trusting relationships. These relationships can help you repair, restore, and recharge. I strive to create a safe and trusting environment for my clients. Our sessions will be collaborative and engaging, with you being in the driver’s seat. I utilize strength based techniques , solution-focused techniques, and a client centered approach to help my clients meet their goals. I am most experienced in working with relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, grief, adjustment, crisis intervention, and traumatic experiences.
I am an LMSW in supervision for LCSW. 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, suicidal ideation, and life transitions.
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?
In most cases, earning an MSW from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is enough to qualify to apply to become an LMSW. Depending on your state, there may be a licensure exam that evaluates an applicant’s understanding of key social work principles, particularly in ethics and safety. Many social workers with an MSW or LMSW have careers in case management, working in settings such as child protection agencies or government organizations evaluating eligibility for public assistance. An LMSW is a professional license that enables a clinician to practice social work in most states. An LMSW may work in a variety of care or agency settings to deliver case management, therapy, counseling, and life-betterment services to people who need them.