Counsellor Beth Snyder, BA, MA, RSW has been in practice for 24 years working with individuals, couples and families.
Beth believes that the client is the expert on themselves, and, in combination with her expertise on human behaviour and interpersonal dynamics, positive change can be created.
Beth takes a client-centred approach. Beth is respectful and promotes people making their own decisions and taking charge of their lives. Her goal is to help her clients achieve greater satisfaction in their lives regardless of what the presenting issue may be.
Beth uses a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and energy work (Reiki) and education.
Working with couples, the focus is often on communication enhancement, believing that if couples are able to talk, listen, negotiate and fight fairly, their relationship will improve.
Beth also provides encouragement and support to individuals going through separation or a loss of someone significant to them. Her approach honours the spirituality and uniqueness of the individual and she aims to provide attention to the whole person, body, mind and spirit.
Beth enjoys working out at the gym, swimming, cycling and walking her dog. She loves music, art and theatre. She is also a want-to-be knitter. Beth has four grandchildren through marriage and loves to spend time with family.
Background & Qualifications
- BA in Psychology and Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University
- MA in Family Therapy, Norwich University, Vermont
- Post-graduate internship (2 years) at Interfaith Pastoral Counselling Centre Kitchener
- Registered with Ontario College of Social Workers
- Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists
- Trained in EMDR
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing & Management (CISM)
- Reiki Master
- Private Practice at Patmos since 2004
- Private Practice in Guelph 1991-1993
- Eight years in Woman Abuse Program
- Facilitator of a 2-year woman’s aftercare program for graduates of a drug, alcohol treatment program
- Supervised MSW students
- Provides complimentary medicine experience to McMaster medical students
“There are many ways of getting strong, sometimes talking is the best way.”