Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia
Birth – 12 and Child’s Family Members/Caregivers
Dr. Hannah Snyder is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with young children and their families. Patients describe her as warm and down-to-earth, and she relates particularly well to children. She actively engages parents in the therapeutic process, offering guidance and practical strategies to encourage their child’s progress. Dr. Snyder understands the value of multidisciplinary teams and routinely partners with teachers, therapists, and medical professionals in order to provide the most effective and comprehensive care. She creates a supportive and collaborative environment for parents and caregivers, providing psycho-education and teaching them skills and techniques to augment their child’s therapeutic work.
Areas of Expertise:
Dr. Snyder specializes in working with young children (birth to 12) and their families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and adjustment-related difficulties. Dr. Snyder uses age-appropriate techniques in her work with both children and adults when providing individual, group, or family therapy. In addition to play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dr. Snyder offers parent coaching that is informed by her training and experience in evidence-based interventions such as Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P). She also conducts developmental assessments for infants and toddlers as well as psychological assessments (including autism-focused diagnostic assessments) for children, adolescents and young adults.
Experience and Training:
Dr. Snyder received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University. During graduate school, she conducted therapy with teenagers and young adults as part of her practicum experiences. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at as an Infant Mental Health Intern at a community mental health clinic in Miami, Florida, providing bilingual therapy and assessment in Spanish and English. Prior to joining The Ross Center, Dr. Snyder completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. As the Early Childhood Fellow, she spent time providing therapy for children in the Outpatient Psychology Department and conducting developmental and autism-specific assessments for children ages 4 months through 3.5 years.
Dr. Snyder has completed continuing education requirements that meet the initiatives of The Ross Center’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.