Allison G. Snyder, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist                                                                      

My Background:

I received my undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College and my Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston.  I completed my clinical psychology residency and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center - Houston where I specialized in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders.  In addition to my private practice work, I have also served as the psychologist for two medical groups, was the Program Director for the Behavioral Medicine Unit at a hospital, completed the psychological evaluations prior to gastric bypass surgery for a large surgical center, and have given lectures on many related topics. 

For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, call (804)290-3885 or email

906 N. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23220

My private practice offers a variety of psychological services with expertise in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, and women's behavioral health.  Using techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), my approach focuses on helping people to engage more fully in their lives.  This process involves learning how to relate differently to thoughts and feelings while also focusing on meaningful action.  The strategies and skills learned serve as a resource long after treatment is concluded.  The support of the therapeutic relationship helps people face their current challenges and remove barriers getting in the way of greater health and well-being.  I welcome the opportunity to work with you towards reaching your goals.

Psychological Services:

* Individual psychotherapy

* Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

​* Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

​* Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD

Areas of Focus:

*Anxiety disorders

* Mood disorders

​* Infertility, miscarriage, postpartum mood issues

* Trichotillomania

* Psychological aspects of gastric bypass surgery