Sydney Tuzzo, LAC, NCC

Sydney Tuzzo

Sydney Tuzzo, LAC, NCC

Bethany Commons – Hazlet Office / Telehealth

Educational Background:

Sydney Tuzzo completed both her undergraduate and Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Georgian Court University. Her post-graduate training was conducted at Integrated Care Concepts, where she focused on a client-centered approach and mind-body healing practices among diverse populations.

Clinical Experience:

Sydney has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families, employing a range of therapeutic models. Her clinical practice incorporates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Polyvagal Theory. She has extensive experience addressing issues related to trauma, family dynamics, LGBTQ-related concerns, depression, anxiety, and self-harm.


Therapeutic Approach:

Sydney utilizes a variety of techniques, including DBT skills that enhance mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. She combines these with mindfulness and body-awareness strategies to boost life satisfaction and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Her approach is tailored to foster mind and body connectivity and support individual healing processes.

Areas of Specialty:

Sydney specializes in treating a range of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Trauma-related disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Issues affecting LGBTQ individuals and families
  • Family dynamics, including those of single-parent and divorced families
  • Child and adolescent behavioral challenges
  • Chronic Pain
  • Social Justice issues

Professional Philosophy:

Inspired by her personal experiences with therapy, Sydney is passionate about providing a nurturing space for self-exploration and growth. She aims to replicate her own positive therapeutic experiences for her clients, helping them to find safety and acceptance in their therapeutic journey.

Training and Certifications:

Sydney has completed specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, enhancing her ability to support clients through structured, skill-based interventions.

Personal Insights:

Sydney finds profound fulfillment in witnessing the vulnerability and resilience of her clients as they engage in their therapeutic work. She values the opportunity to aid in their growth and self-discovery, which she finds both inspiring and rewarding.

Training and Certifications

Sydney has completed training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Favorite Activities:

In her personal time, Sydney is an avid yoga practitioner and enjoys meditation. She frequently seeks out serene natural settings to immerse herself in, enhancing her own mindfulness and well-being.



  1. Why did you choose to become a therapist?

I found myself seeking therapy when I was younger and was so grateful to have found someone that was able to hold a safe space to explore myself and feelings. My personal experience with therapy has been one of the greatest things to happen to me and I wanted to create that for other people as well.


  1. What do you love most about being a therapist?

I love working with people and to watch clients come to a space and be vulnerable and do such hard work on themselves. It is so inspiring. It is such a gift to watch clients grow and discover things about themselves that are helping them heal.


  1. What improvements have you seen with your clients in general?

Watching them accept themselves and the things out of their control.


  1. How would you best describe your style, interventions used, area of focus as a therapist:

I utilize a client centered approach with a focus on polyvagal practice and incorporating cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral interventions.


  1. What do you love to do for mindfulness, self-care, or in your free time?

I love to practice yoga regularly, meditate and find beautiful spots in nature to immerse myself in.