Hannah Snyder , PhD

( she/her/hers )

Psychologist

Location

Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia

Ages Treated

Adult Therapy and Testing for Children & Adults

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Hannah Snyder is a licensed psychologist who offers therapy and parenting consultations for adults, and psychological assessments for toddlers, children, teenagers, and young adults. Patients describe her as warm and down-to-earth, and she relates particularly well to children – putting them at ease in the testing process. When providing parent consultations, she offers guidance and practical strategies that enhance family dynamics and impact a child’s growth. For adults struggling with life transitions, trauma, or anxiety, Dr. Snyder provides individual therapy that utilizes effective elements of cognitive behavior therapy, attachment theory, and grief and trauma therapy. Her goal is to help each person become the best version of themself.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Snyder specializes in working with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and adjustment-related difficulties. She is also known for her skills in conducting developmental assessments for infants and toddlers as well as psychological assessments (including autism-focused diagnostic assessments) for children, adolescents, and young adults. Her assessments result in valuable diagnoses and treatment plans that enable children and adults to access appropriate resources and maximize their potential. Her expertise in parent coaching is driven by her experiences with children and her training in evidence-based interventions including Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P).

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 as an Infant Mental Health Intern at a community mental health clinic in Miami, Florida, providing bilingual therapy and assessment in Spanish and English. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, providing therapy for children in the Outpatient Psychology Department and conducting developmental and autism-specific assessments for young children. Dr. Snyder is also certified in Grief and Trauma Therapy through the Wendt Center for Healing and Loss.

Dr. Snyder has completed continuing education requirements that meet the initiatives of The Ross Center’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.

Blog Posts and Events:

Fluent in: Spanish

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