Shannon Snyder, LPC

Accepted Insurance Plans:Capital Blue Cross, Geisinger, Highmark, out-of-area BC/BS Plans, Quest, UPMC, CHIP, Medical Assistance, out-of-network insurance, self-pay

Location: Carlisle

Client Ages: 2 to 12 years old & adults

Loves Working With:

  • School-age children
  • Adults
  • Individuals healing from abuse and other traumas
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior issues

Credentials & Special Training: Shannon graduated from Shippensburg University with a Masters in Community Counseling in 2002 and earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Mental Health Counseling from Messiah College in 2015.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health and counseling. Shannon is an experienced trauma therapist who has completed training in both TF-CBT and EMDR. She often uses her training in Theraplay® and Incredible Years (parent training) when working with young children.


  • Play-based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Evidence-based trauma therapies including TF-CBT and EMDR
  • Ecosystemic (considering the impact of family, school, peers, etc.)
  • Client-centered


Therapy is taking our experiences and learning a new way to make our life more successful. It is my goal to assist you in meeting the goals that you have for you, your child, and your family as you work toward the “you” that you envision. We will work together from a strengths-based perspective to help you not just cope, but thrive in your experiences.

Finding the right words can make it difficult to fully express our wants, needs, and goals, so I use evidenced-based creative therapies incorporating art, music, mindfulness, and play. Working together, we will find new ways to interact and express ourselves. It is so important to me that you are able to express yourself in whatever method is most natural for you. Our time together will be spent encouraging independence and self-exploration to live, learn, and grow.

Over the past 20 years, I have added new strategies to my wheelhouse so that I can best meet the needs of individuals who have experienced traumatic events. What is traumatic for one person, may not be for another and I approach each situation based on your perspective. Our experiences do not define who we are. We get to choose the path we following to healing. I hope to be able to work with you to find ways to heal and thrive!


I was born and raised in central Pennsylvania, just over the mountain in Perry County. I often return to my rural roots and enjoy hiking, biking, and cooking with my husband and our five children. I am actively involved in my children’s sporting activities and can most often be found cheering from the stands. In my downtime, I can be found reading a book or trying out new recipes. It is with tremendous pride that I am a Helper in the community in which I live!