Chrysalis is so lucky to have Sydney Swan join our practice. She is in the office and ready for new clients! To learn more about her, read the following interview…
What is your therapeutic style?
I’ve been told I have a very gentle approach. I work to collaborate with clients and tailor my practice to meet the needs of each individual by empowering them from a place of non-judgement and support. I practice client centered, trauma informed care to support clients in processing experiences that have shaped their lives as well as aid their search for coping skills individualized for them.
What do you like best about being a therapist?
I like supporting people in the healing process and becoming more authentic to themselves.
What are your specialty areas?
My specialty areas are trauma work, anxiety, and self-esteem.
What was your favorite class in graduate school and why?
Social Work Policy was my favorite class because it facilitated a lot of great discussions about the systems involved in the work we do as social workers.
How to you manage a work / personal life balance?
I do everything I can to not bring work home with me so when I’m home I can focus on my family and my self-care. For me, self-care is yoga or a creative activity. I like to cook, paint nails, and knit. Part of my self-care is going to therapy also and working on myself.
What’s your favorite book?
Well, my favorite author is John Grisham. I’ve read almost all of his books — he’s a lawyer who writes a lot of murder mysteries. My favorite book by him is “A Painted House”. It’s funny because this is one (“A Painted House”) of the only books by Grisham that isn’t a murder mystery.
What’s your spirit animal, and why?
If I had to pick a real animal it would be a house cat, if I could pick imaginary then it would be a unicorn.