Sydney Lawings

Sydney Lawings, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor • Loop

Now offering online video visits for patients

(312) 815-9660

333 N Michigan Ave #1400, Chicago, IL 60601

Bio

Making the decision to participate in therapy can be powerful and for some also overwhelming. Often times feeling a sense of hesitation stops us from moving forward. Congratulations on your decision to move forward! Through therapy, I work with clients to continue their journey of moving forward, by creating a space that will allow them to be themselves and help create awareness of the initial reason(s) for coming in while also working through what may come up in the present moment. During our journey towards our best selves, we may need someone alongside us as we work towards understanding the different challenges that arise.

I’m Sydney and have been fortunate to work with children, adolescents, and adults as they experienced a variety of challenges and roadblocks that impact not only how they see themselves in the world, but also how they can accomplish their goals. I utilize a strength-based and trauma-informed lens to tailor specific goals for each client. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a Minor in Leadership Studies from Hampton University and my Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Chicago. I previously worked as a therapist in child welfare where I was able to conduct individual counseling using the theoretical framework of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and psychodynamic theory. I am currently working on my certification for Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide variety of issues such as self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, adjustment disorder, and more.

I cannot wait to meet you and work alongside you on your journey!

In-network insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Medicare • United • Cigna • Humana

Specialties

    Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Anxiety • Daytime Sleepiness • Depression • Divorce • Domestic Violence • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Racial Identity • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues

Education and training

  • University of Chicago, Masters in Social Work

Languages spoken

  • English

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