Sydney Howell, MA, LMFT

Sydney Howell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Social Science from the University of MN: Twin Cities. Sydney has 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has worked in numerous mental health settings, including day treatment, residential, community-based, and outpatient.

Sydney believes in an integrative approach to therapy that addresses both the individual and their environment. Her work is greatly influenced by social justice, equity, and inclusion. Sydney bases her interactions with clients on warmth, positivity, humor, and direct communication. Her work with clients is collaborative and strengths-based, with a focus on Attachment Theory and Systems Theory.

Sydney incorporates the following techniques and evidence-based therapies in her work with her

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Feminist Based Therapy
  • Play Therapy

Sydney specializes in treating the following:

  • Adjustment and attachment difficulties
  • Academic and attention concerns
  • Neurodivergence, including Autism and ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress and Trauma
  • LGBTQIA+ community
  • Codependency
  • Relationship issues in individuals and couples
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Family systems difficulties

Sydney works with the following ages:

  • Preschool (2-5 years old)
  • Elementary (6-10 years old)
  • Preteen/Adolescent (11-17 years old)
  • Young Adult (18-25 years old)
  • Adult (26+ years old)