Rachael Snyder Bio

Rachael Snyder, LPC

(she/her/hers)

Where she studied:

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management
– Siena Heights University

Master of Arts in Counseling
Spring Arbor University

What she does at Pietruck Therapy Services

Psychotherapist, Clinical Lead & Supervisor

Location:

Virtual Only

Contact:

Meet Rachael

What is your favorite place?

Anywhere with a campfire and chilly weather

What is your go-to “feel good” song?

Too many to choose, but if I had to pick, “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera.

If you weren’t a mental health professional, what would you be doing?

Engineering

What is your favorite quote?

“If it’s important you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ryan Blair

What do you do for self-care/self-love?

Video games and puzzles

Who is your ideal client?

A client who is open to self-reflection and open to out-of-the-box thinking. I love working with clients of all ages.

Why do you like being a therapist?

I love solving puzzles; and to me, therapy is about taking life situations and looking creatively how to respond in order to live your best life.

What is something you wish people knew about therapy?

Therapy does not always have to be about diving into the past or talking about feelings. Therapy is individualized about what each person needs to move forward.

Why/how can people benefit from therapy?

It helps people gain a different perspective and learn strategies to help change their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

What is something you’d like clients to know about you (or how you work)?

I am very compassionate, am willing to press, ask the hard questions and challenge clients outside of their comfort zone.

What does success in therapy look like to you?

The client gaining new understanding in order to take control of their life.

What are your thoughts about the “stigma” of therapy?

I believe we are moving in the right direction to treat mental health like physical health but we unfortunately still have a ways to go to remove stigma from society.

Populations:

Infants 0-4, Children 5-10, Tweens 11-12, Teens 13-19, Young Adults & Adults

Treatment Modalities:

  • Behavior Counseling
  • Brief Solution-Oriented
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care

Professional Specializations

  • Academic Stress
  • Adjustments
  • Addiction and Codependency
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultivating Joy
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Empowerment-Based
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Non-Traditional Relationships
  • Open & Polyamorous Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexuality
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Substance abuse
  • Supervision for LLPC’s
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Work/Life Balance
Rachael Snyder, LPC Psychotherapist

Rachael Snyder, LPC

(she/her/hers)

Where she studied:

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management
– Siena Heights University

Master of Arts in Counseling
Spring Arbor University

What she does at Pietruck Therapy Services

Psychotherapist, Clinical Lead & Supervisor

Location:

Virtual Only

Contact:

Meet Rachael

What is your favorite place?

Anywhere with a campfire and chilly weather

What is your go-to “feel good” song?

Too many to choose, but if I had to pick, “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera.

If you weren’t a mental health professional, what would you be doing?

Engineering

What is your favorite quote?

“If it’s important you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ryan Blair

What do you do for self-care/self-love?

Video games and puzzles

Who is your ideal client?

A client who is open to self-reflection and open to out-of-the-box thinking. I love working with clients of all ages.

Why do you like being a therapist?

I love solving puzzles; and to me, therapy is about taking life situations and looking creatively how to respond in order to live your best life.

What is something you wish people knew about therapy?

Therapy does not always have to be about diving into the past or talking about feelings. Therapy is individualized about what each person needs to move forward.

Why/how can people benefit from therapy?

It helps people gain a different perspective and learn strategies to help change their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

What is something you’d like clients to know about you (or how you work)?

I am very compassionate, am willing to press, ask the hard questions and challenge clients outside of their comfort zone.

What does success in therapy look like to you?

The client gaining new understanding in order to take control of their life.

What are your thoughts about the “stigma” of therapy?

I believe we are moving in the right direction to treat mental health like physical health but we unfortunately still have a ways to go to remove stigma from society.

Populations:

Infants 0-4, Children 5-10, Tweens 11-12, Teens 13-19, Young Adults & Adults

Treatment Modalities:

  • Behavior Counseling
  • Brief Solution-Oriented
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care

Professional Specializations

  • Academic Stress
  • Adjustments
  • Addiction and Codependency
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultivating Joy
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Empowerment-Based
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Non-Traditional Relationships
  • Open & Polyamorous Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexuality
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Substance abuse
  • Supervision for LLPC’s
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Work/Life Balance

Background

Rachael has worked on a multi-disciplinary Assertive Community Treatment/Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment team serving the severely mentally ill population in an outpatient setting. She has focused on providing crisis intervention services to adults with the primary goal of managing crises in the least restrictive way possible and keeping individuals out of the hospital. Rachael has been a supervisor in a community mental health setting where she provided on-demand supervision and consultation to staff to ensure individuals in the community were given high-quality services that met their needs. Rachael also participated in implementing the Crisis R&R room, the first of its kind in the state of Michigan.

WHERE TO FIND US IN SALINE

We are located on Saline's Northeast side, off of Industrial Drive, close to Campus Parkway. Our office is located across the street from Saline High School in the Wood Duck Business Park Association.
You will immediately turn left into the parking lot and we are located at the very end of the building, Unit 1. There is free parking in the lot in front of our entrance.
Please come on in, take a seat in the waiting room and your therapist will be out to greet you at the time of your appointment.