Qianna Snooks, Psy.D.

Qianna Snooks, Psy.D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania and a skilled practitioner who has provided services in outpatient, forensic, and residential settings. My areas of expertise include forensic and psychological assessment, and individual and family therapy.

One of the most powerful experiences that a person can have is sitting across from another human being and feeling understood. In my work, I have embraced an integration of Psychodynamic and Systems therapies.

I seek to understand the impact of the client’s unconscious wishes and drives, identify the coping strategies that they have available to them, and help them to understand the interpersonal impact of their symptoms and systemic contributions to the development and worsening of their presenting problems.

From there, we are able to embark on a journey of positive change that includes learning new skills for effective coping and improving their quality of life.

I approach therapy with a multicultural lens, cognizant of the fact that every person is an individual that has been shaped to some degree by their own cultural backdrop (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, spiritual path, etc.). I emphasize the role of the client as the expert in their world, and therapy as a collaboration.

Through this collaboration and my understanding of the client as an individual and part of larger intersecting systems (e.g., family, ethnic group, school), I strive to effect positive therapeutic outcomes. Often this requires flexibility in my use of techniques. Thus, I have been known to integrate skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

My Specialities include:

  • Depression
  • Complex trauma and PTSD
  • Family systems issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Veterans
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Alternate spirituality
  • General stress management

Active Professional Associations and Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association – Member
  • American Psychological Association Division 41 (Psychology and the Law) – Member

Credentials:

  • Licensed Psychologist – Pennsylvania
  • Doctor of Psychology degree (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology – Chestnut Hill College
  • Master of Science degree (MS) in Clinical Psychology – Chestnut Hill College

Schedule an appointment with Qianna online or call 267-861-3685, Option 1

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