Sydney Howard, MEd, LAPC
Have any of these thoughts ever crossed your mind?
“I can handle this on my own”
“I don’t wanna burden anyone with my problems” “It’s not that bad, at least I’m not dealing with ___”
If those thoughts have crossed your mind, chances are you are carrying quite the load all on your own.
You do not have to carry that all by yourself. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to process situations that have added stress to your life.
My Beliefs on Counseling:
I believe counseling should be a safe environment, free of judgement. I believe in cultivating a space where clients can hopefully feel comfortable enough to talk through things they may never have told anyone before. Counseling should be a tool used to work through complicated feelings and experiences that may be taking up unnecessary headspace or interfering with day to day life.
I aim to build a collaborative relationship with my clients, allowing them to set their own expectations and pace, while helping to remind them that the beauty of therapy can be found in its innate ability to truly mirror life itself. Plans can be made, but they will not always be met, and that’s okay! Therapy is a place to work through all of life’s experiences, especially the unexpected twists and turns.
Let’s talk about it!
I graduated from the University of Georgia, earning my masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. While in graduate school, I completed my practicum and internship at Advantage Behavioral Health systems. I applied for my LAPC, becoming a licensed associate professional counselor in the state of Georgia immediately following grad school. I have over a year of experience at a 24/7 inpatient mental health crisis center where I continue to gain invaluable experience in the areas of crisis, trauma, and substance abuse. I believe healing and recovery are always possible with a little bit of help, and I have had the pleasure of helping many people during some of their toughest moments. I am currently accepting adult and adolescent clients dealing with trauma, family and relationship issues, sexual orientation expression, social anxiety, and men’s issues.
I am a member of the American Counseling Association and abide by their code of ethics as well as the ethics of the State Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. I consistently give focus to continuing my education, especially in the areas of trauma, gender and sexuality. I am an active advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
Some of my favorite things to do when I’m not working are running, hiking, hanging out with my dog, Phoenix and playing guitar.
I look forward to meeting you and assisting you on your journey!
To schedule, please call (470) 736-9595 or email