Sydney Pantoja, Therapist in Colorado — Zencare
Sydney  Pantoja
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Sydney Pantoja

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Colorado Accepting Online

Additional times may be available. Please reach out if none of the available times work.

Updated July 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Sydney Pantoja is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado. Sydney is passionate about working with women on issues that impact them specifically and supporting them in gaining and using tools to help them live their life in a healthy and meaningful way. Sydney works with women and teen girls 16 and up. Many of Sydney's clients begin therapy after experiencing sexual assault, domestic violence, or have adverse childhood experiences that are currently impacting them. Sydney is passionate about working alongside with women and girls during times of life transitions, grief/loss, helping them advocate for themselves, setting boundaries and is experienced in trauma-informed methods.

Sydney is trained in EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, and DBT. These various methods support clients in learning ways to manage symptoms that come with life experiences that are difficult to process. They also support the ability to manage stress, anxiety and other emotions in a healthier way. Sydney's therapeutic style is relationship focused. Sydney prioritizes human connection and believes therapy is most helpful when we feel comfortable being open, honest and vulnerable. Sydney's non-judgmental and relational style is felt immediately, even through the current remote platform she is able to offer.

Sydney received her Bachelor's in Social Work through the University of Texas at Arlington and her Master's in Social Work through Metropolitan State University Denver. Sydney has worked in the field in various settings including homeless shelters, youth shelters, women advocacy centers and safehouses. Outside of private practice, Sydney spends time with her family and friends in Colorado Springs, enjoying live music, good food, and the beautiful mountain range.


Message to clients

Welcome to the road less traveled. The one where you may not have instant results, but will see long-term, life changes that will prove to you, you have the strength and ability to overcome barriers put in your path. Therapy is not a cure for difficulties in life. Therapy is a tool that can help you live a life that you deserve in spite of challenges and difficulties you may endure. In my experience as a mental health professional, I have witnessed the inspirational growth that can occur when we decide to address unhealthy habits, emotions we feel, and accountability for what our life looks like. These experiences are what keeps me going as a professional and fellow human being.

Although life may feel uncertain at many times, I support my clients in choosing to focus on what they have control over and the beauty of showing up for themselves regardless of how messy or unplanned the current situation may be. I want to work alongside you to discover your potential to find meaning and purpose in complicated or even tragic situations (in time). It is easy to get stuck or caught up in negativity and stress, but with the right support and mindset I believe you can create the change needed to live the life you deserve.

Please reach out to further discuss your individual goals and ways we can work together!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $100
  • Initial session: $120 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed
Therapist's note

Sliding scale is available on individual basis.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10a-7p
  • Tue 10a-7p
  • Wed 10a-7p
  • Thu 10a-5p
  • Fri 10a-5p
  • Sat 9a-12p
  • Sun 9a-12p

Work and Education


Metropolitan State University, MSW, 2018


Licensure

Colorado: CSW.09927862


Languages

English