LPC-Intern, supervised by Martha Jones, LPC-S
Areas of Focus:
LGBTQIA+ and Gender Identity Support | Substance Use | Multiculturalism | Grief and Loss | Self-Image | Trauma (Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Intergenerational) | Life Transitions | Body Image | Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar) | Codependency | Psychoeducation
A Texarkana native, Sydney has spent the last seven years working, shadowing, interning, and volunteering with several of the city’s criminal justice entities to help advocate for the often overlooked and marginalized. Now working outside the criminal justice system, Sydney remains committed to promoting individual agency, sponsoring psychoeducation, imparting hope, and integrating ever-adapting research. She has gained the majority of her clinical experience with those battling addiction, those grappling with sexual and physical abuse, those acknowledging their own identities, and those contending with complicated family dynamics. She understands the nuances behind every individual’s story and is committed to individualized care.
Sydney primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and, adjunctively, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). She finds CBT helps individuals understand how particular thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can lead to negative emotional regulation, while MBCT emphasizes the importance of nonjudgmentally attending to one’s self. Together, she sees these modalities as working to promote autonomy, improve self-concept, and encourage self-regulation.
Sydney received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. She is a licensed professional counselor intern (LPC-Intern) in Texas and is under the supervision of Martha Jones, LPC-S. When she isn’t counseling, Sydney can be found reading, crushin’ it at pool volleyball, laughing loudly, or d) all of the above. She appreciates funny GIFs, red foxes, and Matthew McConaughey in True Detective.
As a LPC-Intern accepting private pay, Sydney offers reduced rates:
- $80.00 for individual sessions.
- $100.00 for couples/family sessions.
- $30.00-$70.00 for “mini-sessions” (i.e., Mini-sessions are designed for individuals who “never have the time” or who aren’t interested in ongoing therapy to receive virtual counseling services for times ranging between 20-40 minutes. Please contact Sydney for more information.).
- Rates for counseling groups will be determined by their topic/length of time. Please contact Sydney for more information, or check out Olive Tree Counseling, PLLC’s social media pages for updated announcements.
- *Sliding scale fees (reduced fees based on income) may apply if you qualify. Please contact Sydney if you are interested in qualifying.