Synhdia Oceans received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She also received her Master's degree in Global Security Studies and Leadership from the University of Texas-Pan American, now known as the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. During her undergraduate studies, Synhdia was a Research Assistant for her Child development professor Dr. Weimer, specializing in developmental psychology. Synhdia was part of the research project Theory of the Mind on early childhood children and parenting skills. She developed a higher level of statistical analysis/scientific research methods skills. Synhdia has been working in the Education environment for eight-plus years and in the Social Services area. She has worked in various settings that allowed her to work with individuals of all ages experiencing academics, non-academics, basic needs, mental health, and physical issues. Synhdia's passion is in psychology and understanding high-risk behavior. She has strong Cultural Competence that lends her to be effective and to have appropriate communication with individuals of other cultures. Syndhia is bi-lingual and loves helping people, encouraging young minds to believe in themselves, have hope and make a difference.
Teen and Family Services is a community of families growing and healing from the effects of teen mental health crisis, substance use and other high-risk behaviors.