Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia
Toddlers and Up
Dr. Hannah Snyder is a licensed psychologist who works with children from 6 months old through teenagers, their families, and young adults. 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. When working with adults, she creates a supportive and collaborative environment in which patients can process life stressors while working towards establishing new coping strategies that result in meaningful life changes.
Areas of Expertise:
Dr. Snyder specializes in working with young children, families, and young adults 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 has experience and training implementing 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.