Therapist Profile

Name:
Amy Snyder
Professional Title:
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Email:
Location:
659 Abrego St Ste 3 Monterey, CA 93940-3238 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(831) 200-3227
Intern Number
AMFT110031
Practicing Since:
2016
Additional Licenses:
Supervised By:
Charlotte L. Smith, LMFT, LMFT 18072
Place of Employment:
Charlotte L. Smith, LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Relationship is a keystone to successful living. With healthy relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and ourselves, we can cope with stress more easily and endure life’s challenges with grace. In our therapeutic union, I will help you foster the relationships that are most valuable to you in your life. We all have the capacity to feel joy, playfulness and a sense of purpose in our lives. Sometimes we get blocked from experiencing the full range of human emotion. We could be experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, depression, grief, shame, explosive anger or loneliness that can overwhelm our ability to solve problems and thrive in our world. All of us have the wisdom to foster meaningful relationships, cope with stress and connect with our whole selves. My goal in our therapy together is to help you access that wisdom. I seek to offer a safe, open and welcoming space for you to explore your sense of self, and the challenges you may be facing. My style of therapy is collaborative, transparent, and playful while using an integrative mind-body approach. I will encourage you to tap into the creativity and flexibility that allows you to gain new perspective and discover your own capacity to make meaningful change and experience growth. I have a background in community mental health, working with multi-stressed families in schools, homes and agency settings. I have experience in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidality, ADHD and anger issues in both adults and children. In my work at schools, I am dedicated to teaching emotional intelligence skills that children can carry with them into adulthood. I am also passionate about serving clients who are about to embark on the journey of marriage or a merging of families. Premarital counseling is an important initial step in beginning a life together. Fears are natural in this endeavor, and I give a safe space for my clients to share their doubts, concerns and expectations with each other in a compassionate way.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mondays 5pm - 9pm Wednesdays 7am - 9pm Fridays 5pm - 9pm Saturdays 9am - 6pm
Services
Individual Child Couples Families
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Children
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Families
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Sand Tray Therapy

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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