Dr. Elizabeth Snyder, PhD


Elizabeth Snyder earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Spanish before earning her Doctorate Degree in School Psychology at Michigan State University. Her dissertation focused on reading instruction for English Learners. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and numerous professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and National Association of School Psychologists. She started her career in the public schools in rural Michigan before moving to private practice. 

Dr. Snyder functions as both a therapist and the Clinical Director at Galvin Growth Group. She enjoys being able to see clients virtually and in-person, as well as being able to work with the staff at G3 to improve therapist and client experiences. Dr. Snyder also loves presenting at local events to help the community learn more about parenting, coping skills, burn-out, and more. 

Dr. Snyder lives in Lansing with her husband and two young sons. She enjoys traveling, eating good food, and warm weather. She is a big Spartan fan, enjoys a good crossword puzzle, and loves listening to audiobooks on her commute.


Dr. Snyder has experience supporting children and adults with ADHD, ASD, depression, anxiety, ODD, and more. She is particularly passionate about helping clients who display ADHD-like symptoms and anxiety. Caregiver Coaching is one of her favorite aspects of her job. By working with the caregivers of a child, she helps families create a research-based plan to improve behaviors and reduce family stress. Dr. Snyder utilizes her background as a School Psychologist to help parents and children who may be struggling with school. She has expertise in navigating 504 plans and IEPs, as well as special education evaluations from the preschool to college level. 

In therapy, she uses both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy to help clients better understand their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Her work is also influenced by Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Positive Psychology. Dr. Snyder strongly believes that good therapy comes from an evidence-based foundation, which is then individualized to meet the unique needs and strengths of each client. Therapy goals are client-driven and based on presenting symptoms rather than any single diagnosis. 

Dr. Snyder has also completed training in Perinatal Mental Health and specializes in working with persons struggling during pregnancy and parenting young children. This includes issues such as postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and general difficulties adjusting to life as a parent.

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