Serenity Neuropsychology, PLLC

Melody Snider, PhD

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

She is qualified to treat individuals diagnosed with a variety of medical conditions including chronic mental health conditions.
 
During her training, she developed a particular interest in working with adults coping with neurological and/or additional medical conditions. 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 overall health, quality of life, 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 graduated with honors and has earned several awards for her accomplishments in therapy, research, assessment, 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 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, Sofi and Kyla, and one very talkative cockatiel, Piper, whom she adores. With the addition of three female baby guinea pigs, Sugar, Spice, and Nutmeg, it appears Dr. Snider has added zookeeper to her list of positions. She loves watching comedies, eating out with friends and family, baking her grandmother's chocolate pie recipe, finding new and interesting recipes to cook and bake, barbecuing, planting flowers, playing Frisbee with and walking her dogs, decorating her home, taking drives along scenic routes, and camping. After living in various states, she feels blessed to have the opportunity to practice psychology in her homestate of Idaho.

 

Contact: 208-957-5450 (phone)     

208-957-5292 (fax)

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