Sydnee Collins joined the Vanderbilt staff in 2021.
Prior to her time at Vanderbilt, she served in the sport psychology department at North Carolina State.
Collins earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Tennessee State, and completed her pre-doctoral internship with Oregon State’s counseling and psychological services with a sport psychology area of emphasis.
Prior to her graduate work, Collins earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morgan State, where she also competed on the tennis team.
Collins is client-centered in her approach, and informs her work through a social justice lens that explores issues around power and privilege and its impact on mental health. Her clinical interests include working with student-athletes who hold marginalized identities, athletic and identity development, diversity-based outreach and programming, and end of athletic career transition.
Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Collins enjoy movies (especially thriller and horror films), growing her plant collection, exploring nature and spending time with her pug, Huey.