Sydney Cole, PsyD
Welcome! I am so glad you are here. My name is Sydney. I have my doctorate in clinical psychology and I am currently living in the Dallas area with my husband and son.
Over my ten years of training (yes, you read that correctly, ten!) I have come to find that access and stigma are the biggest barriers to mental health. I have trained in a wide variety of settings (hospitals, private practices, community counseling centers, and college counseling) and one truth has continually rung true... people will seek out help if it is available to them.
My two biggest passions in life are writing and psychology. After spending years learning as much as I can from amazing teachers, I am ready to create a space where people can come for refuge, release, peace, and connection. My goal is to raise awareness while demonstrating the beauty and pain of the human experience.
Why Should I Care About My Mental Health?
If you are here, maybe you have already answered this question. Perhaps you realized that keeping your head down and 'getting through the day' is not the same as 'enjoying your day.' Maybe you don't have the answer and are here to figure it all out. I have great news. No matter where you are on your mental health journey, this is exactly where you are meant to be.
Mental health is like physical health. You can be in shape one week, and then after an accident, illness, or lack of motivation, you lose some of your gains. Sounds exhausting, right? Well, I am not going to lie to you. Relationships take work and the relationship you have with yourself is no different. I can promise, however, that if you put in the work to improve your mental health, or even just become more mindful of your mental health, you may begin to notice that you are thriving instead of merely surviving.