Sinead Lancaster is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in individual and couples therapy. She has maintained a private practice in Humble, TX for over 25 years.
A graduate of The University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work with over 30 years experience, she works with a broad spectrum of adult clients. Among her areas of expertise are grief and loss issues, relationship counseling, depression, anxiety and phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She also works with several local physicians who refer clients for multiple issues, stress management being high on that list.
She is sought out for her expertise in both therapy and public speaking on pet grief. She is a member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, and has presented information on this topic to a variety of groups, including the Southeast Regional Veterinary Technicians annual meeting in San Antonio.
In addition, Sinead has spoken at national conferences and to general audiences, covering topics as varied as Stress in the Workplace, Balancing Work and Personal Life, Caring for Aging Parents, and Mindfulness.
Sinead is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates multiple methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths to attain the personal growth they’re striving for, and accomplish the goals they have set for themselves.
As an employee and volunteer for a local hospice, Sinead received extensive training in dealing with grief and loss. She has also been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a technique that is often used to help clients with trauma, anxiety, and phobia concerns to expedite the therapeutic process. Sinead uses additional current therapeutic techniques to assist clients in resolving issues that may seem to have no solution.
As a supportive member of her community, Sinead has volunteered for a number of organizations in Houston and its suburbs, in such diverse areas as Crisis Hotline and Canine Finders Pet Rescue. She is also a member of Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRT's), whose mission is to alleviate pain and distress associated with traumatic events occurring in workplaces throughout Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.
Sinead has participated in numerous professional associations in conjunction with her volunteer and professional activities.