Sylvia Akingbade


About Me

My name is Sylvia Akingbade, and I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas. I have been in the mental health field for over 12 years. I have worked with children, adults, and those that are elderly or disabled. Over the years, as I sat with these individuals each day, I realized that we all need someone to process situations as we all experience life. I have come to accept that this is my purpose in life. I feel as long as we have that one person we can connect with, there is hope that we can overcome obstacles.
My approach combines cognitive behavior therapy and person-centered therapy. With cognitive behavior therapy, the process involves a collaboration between the client and the therapist. I use this method because it allows us to work together towards your goals. With person-centered therapy, it will enable the client to set the tone for the session so that you can get the best out of our sessions.
During all our sessions, I want you to know that this is a place where you can feel safe and free to speak as you wish. I believe in empowering each person to get and keep control over their lives. I want you to know that you are in charge of the therapy session, and I am just here to guide you. I feel like if we focus on you as a person, we will find out the problem. It takes a lot of courage to open this door, so I encourage you to be honest and continue walking through this door to get what you came here to learn.
I look forward to connecting with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #79599 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by C.L. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Sylvia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sylvia put me at ease from our very first session and I felt listened to and heard, helping me to feel less anxious and able to move forward with things. I would highly recommend Sylvia as she is also always timely in her responses to messages and does her best to ensure your preferences are met regarding messages, calls or video chat.

Written by D.A. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Sylvia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I found working with Syliva a really great experience. Her approach has made me really think more deeply and question some of my negative habits and helped me reach a meaningful breakthrough. I feel more equipped to challenge my thinking and get through life.

Written by S.E. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is very helpful and gives good perspectives and advice. She listens very well and is very receptive.

Written by A.M. on Oct 29, 2020 after counseling with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Sylvia has been working with me a couple of weeks now.
She brings an air of calm to a place where I find upset, anger and frustration. I have been able to open up further in just a couple of weeks with Sylvia than I have done previously.
Sylvia listens intently takes time to acknowledge, note and be able to repeat back what is shared between you. There is no feeling of being just another ‘case’. I completely trust in Sylvia’s expertise as she has shown over and over through our communication how safe I am with her discussing all my personal thoughts and feelings in a place of no judgement. Sylvia is able to show understanding and encouragement without being forceful or invasive.
I certainly have a high level of respect and would recommend Sylvia.

Written by L.A. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

I truly enjoyed my counseling experience with Mrs. Sylvia Akingbade. I would recommend her to coworkers and family. She was very transparent and help me open up about myself and was very easy to talk too. She gets 10 stars for my review....

Written by M.I. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Sylvia for 1 month

I would highly recommend Sylvia Akingbade (LPC) as a counselor; she had helped me dramatically when I was going through a challenging time in my life. She immediately was able to help me move in the right direction mentally, emotionally, and physically. She was able to point my issues and help me find solutions on how to solve them. Due to my busy schedule, I would message via the chat logs, and she always responded promptly. I am so grateful that BetterHelp paired me with someone so easy to communicate with and guide me in the right direction so quickly. My life and lifestyle have dramatically improved due to her expert guidance. Not only has she helped me, but she has to help me become a much better version of the person I had in mind, and a much better parent as well. I will forever be grateful to Sylvia for her expert guidance and counseling.