Sydney Bandemer

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

I am a client-focused Marriage and Family Therapist with 4 years of experience providing therapeutic services, both online and in-person. I attended the University of Minnesota for my Bachelor's of Science in Family Social Science, and then I completed my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at Appalachian State University. At Appalachian State University, I also earned my Certificate in Multicultural Counseling.

I have a strong background in treating individuals struggling with multigenerational/chronic trauma, identity and self-worth, codependency, and life transitions. I am passionate about creating an atmosphere where clients of all genders, sexualities, racial/cultural identities, and relationship types feel welcome, and my first goal is that anyone sharing therapeutic space with me feels accepted. I am sex-positive, queer-allied, and racial-justice informed.

I will respond to your stories and struggles with warmth, compassion, and a healthy dose of humor. With that being said, I don't believe in wasting your time. Expect to be challenged! I look forward to spending time together, working toward your goals.

- Sydney
she/her/hers


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #3913 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by R.Y. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Sydney for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Sydney is great and provides real time insight.

Written by B.O. on Jul 06, 2021 after counseling with Sydney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sydney has been so wonderful! I have put off going to therapy for a long time in fear of talking about myself and working on issues that I have suppressed my whole life. Sydney is very warm, kind and supportive. I look forward to my sessions with her!

Written by K.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after counseling with Sydney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

i have never had a therapist that feels so connected to me. even over video sessions. she is relaxed enough that i know i can talk to her about anything without judgment and assertive enough that i know she will call me out when im wrong or need to rethink a situation. i would strongly recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.A. on Jun 11, 2021 after counseling with Sydney for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Sydney is amazing and enjoy her working with me and bringing clarity and understanding in a difficult time.

Written by K.Y. on May 25, 2021 after counseling with Sydney for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

She’s awesome.