Sydney Howard, MEd, LAPC
Being part of the LGBTQ+ community, I know that we often experience challenges in our life or negative experiences that are brought about through no fault of our own but rather by other people or circumstances that lack understanding or misjudge.
You deserve to have support when going through those challenges.
I have a special focus on working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping sexual minorities navigate any issues that may arise such as coming out (or being outed), internalized homophobia, trauma, identity exploration, and family or relationship issues.
I have an eclectic & collaborative approach which means meeting you where you are at and the way that I help you meet your goals will look different for each individual. I believe in cultivating a safe, non-judgemental space where you can feel comfortable enough to talk through things you may never have told anyone before. Counseling should be used as a tool used to work through complicated feelings and experiences that may be taking up unnecessary headspace or interfering with your day to day life.
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 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.
Some of my favorite things to do when I’m not working are spending time with my wife, 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