Erin Snyder, LPC
Though Ms. Snyder is now fully licensed and working under an independent license, I would fully like to invite clients seeking quality individual and couples therapy to contact her directly though her listing on psychology today.
Erin has come to the discipline of psychodynamic psychotherapy with 20 years of professional experience in the fields of education, business development, and corporate management. Her eclectic professional background and life experience in both personal and professional endeavors allows her to connect with the experiences of her clients in a deeply empathic and supportive way. She has developed a special passion for providing relationship counseling, helping individuals and couples to improve communication and deepen connections with the important people in their lives. Serving as an emotional interpreter, translator, and mediator in high conflict interactions, Erin guides clients toward resolution of acute and chronic interpersonal conflict.
Erin's approach to psychotherapy combines techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and strengths-based perspectives. She began supervision with Dr. Cox while enrolled in a truly excellent psychodynamic counseling master's program at Northwestern University, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas at Austin. During her four year internship under Dr. Cox, she has earned a special reputation as an extremely effective couple's counselor as well as a deeply attuned and insightful individual therapist.
Erin's Approach to Therapy
Inspired by the work of Tara Brach, Pema Chödrön, John Gottman, Carl Rogers, Francine Shapiro, Bessel van der Kolk, and Irvin Yalom, Erin is passionate about helping individuals and couples to experience connection, construct meaning, and discover purpose in their lives.
Academically trained in psychodynamic technique, Erin offers her clients an integrated and responsive psychotherapy experience. By combining elements of narrative, existential, and person-centered theory, clients are encouraged to explore their life experiences in a supportive environment that provides new insight and deeper understanding. DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy) techniques are often combined with solutions-focused interventions to move clients from recognition of problematic defenses to active strategies for improving coping skills and increasing resilience. Erin is also trained to provide EMDR therapy to assist clients in the healing process and transform traumatic experiences into potential for post-traumatic growth.
Therapeutic goals for clients include feeling less alone and more capable of effectively responding to life’s challenges. Clients are guided through the process of building distress tolerance and achieving peaceful resolution for both internal and interpersonal sources of conflict. We can’t change what has happened but we can change the way we think about what has happened. We can’t always control the outcome of a difficult or painful situation but we can control the awareness that we bring to every interaction so we may act with greater positive intention.