Sydney is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She grew up in south Louisiana and attended college at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After graduating she travelled while teaching English as a second language. Upon returning to the United States she attended an accelerated nursing program where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. After working as a psychiatric RN for several years she obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner.
Sydney has worked on several acute, inpatient, psychiatric units that specialized in crisis stabilization. She has experience in a psychiatric emergency room, a dedicated chemical dependency and withdrawal unit, a forensic unit, a medical geriatric unit, and a specialized eating disorder unit. She has extensive experience working with patients with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance use disorders, thought disorders, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and dementia.
Sydney utilizes a holistic and collaborative approach to patient care that allows her to develop a treatment plan to optimize quality of life and maximize wellness. She has worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, and works to provide culturally competent care while integrating patient goals into treatment. Sydney continues to work in inpatient psychiatry on a per diem basis, and is employed as adjunct faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions where she instructs undergraduate and graduate track nursing students during their psychiatric clinical rotations.