Adolescent, Adult, Individual, and Couples Psychotherapy


Adolescent, Adult, Individual, and Couples Psychotherapy



Adolescence (age 12-21) is an exciting time to be a human! We experience a spectacular rate of growth not only physically, but also emotionally, and cognitively. The world begins to open up and become larger than it previously had been for us. This brings with it a host of ideas and questions as well as an incredible energy with which to pursue them!

Adolescence can also prove trying for a young

Psychotherapy with Men

For the past 10 years, I have specialized in therapeutic work with males. While there are many similarities between psychotherapy with women and men, the way men experience, understand, and express the things that bother them can often be very different from women

Anger Management

Helping people to better deal with, and express their anger has been a specialty area of mine for more than 10 years. I have worked with 100s of people in individual and group settings to assist them in gaining control of their anger. It is one of my favorites issues to address in therapy.

Welcome to my practice

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to my private practice, I am the Director of Research at the San Francisco Psychotherapy Clinic and Training Center (SFPCTC), where I supervise training therapists and study the processes that lead to effective psychotherapy.

Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task. There are so many of us, and psychotherapy is such a deeply personal endeavor. I have created this website so that people considering psychotherapy can get a feel for me as a person and as a therapist. I invite you to explore who I am and the therapeutic methods that I have found to be effective for different types of people!
 Dr. Snyder has published numerous scientific articles on the importance taking a case specific, cpatient-centered approach to psychotherapy. He has presented internationally, on the process and outcome of psychotherapy.

His recent publication include:

The patient’s experience of attunement and responsiveness Scale. Snyder, J., & Silberschatz, G. Psychotherapy Research, Volume 27, Issue 5, September 2017

Utilizing measure-based feedback in control-mastery theory: A clinical errorSnyder, J., & Aafjes-van Doorn, K.   Psychotherapy 2016

The effect of congruence in patient and therapist alliance on patient’s symptomatic levels. Zilcha-Mano, S., Snyder, J., & Silberschatz, G. (2016). Psychotherapy Research, DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2015.1126682

Pathogenic beliefs, parenting and psychopathology. Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Silberschatz, G., & Snyder, J. (2016). Abnormal Psychology. (in press)

Dr. Snyder continues to focus on the practical application of research in psychotherapy practice and training.