Serenity Neuropsychology & Counseling

Melody Snider, Ph.D.

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Dr. Snider is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology.

She is qualified to treat individuals diagnosed with a variety of mental health conditions.
During her training, she developed a particular interest in working with adults coping with neurological and/or additional medical symptoms. It is not uncommon for these individuals to experience depression, anxiety, decreased self-confidence, grief, loss of identity, relationship/social concerns, and adjustment difficulties. 
Difficulties in thinking ability may also occur in some individuals with neurological/medical concerns. Memory, processing speed, attention/concentration, communication, problem solving, and judgment may be impacted.
 
Such emotional and cognitive concerns have a high potential for negatively impacting a person's physical health, ability to perform daily activities, and maintain employment.  
 
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

 

  • Dr. Snider received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Boise State University.
  • Her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees were obtained from the University of Montana in the area of Clinical Psychology with specialized training in Neuropsychology.
  • She completed her Clinical/Neuropsychology predoctoral internship at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Institute on Aging.
  • She further pursued a fellowship in Adult Clinical Neuropsychology at Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Dr. Snider has earned several awards for her accomplishments in therapy, research, and academics.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

 

Dr. Snider recognizes that therapy and assessment require not only an understanding of mental health concerns, but also specific knowledge of neurological/medical conditions and how they impact a person's mental health. Her techniques are flexible and are guided by factors such as her client's mental and physical health, goals, strengths and weaknesses, experiences, and level of social support. Because each client is unique, Dr. Snider applies tailored techniques to help enhance her clients' overall quality of life.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

 

Dr. Snider is passionately committed to her profession. When she is not seeing clients, she enjoys the company of her loving and supportive family, friends, and her beloved pets. She has two female miniature schnauzers and one cockatiel whom she adores. She loves watching comedies, baking her grandmother's chocolate pie recipe, and camping by the lake in McCall, Idaho. After living in various states, she feels blessed to have the opportunity to practice psychology in her homestate of Idaho.

 

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