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Carrie Snyder, MSW, LICSW

About Carrie Snyder

Carrie Snyder, MSW, LICSW

I believe in bringing resiliency and empowerment into people’s lives. I have found that the stories of our lives can be powerfully moving and entrapping. Since I was a child, I have always loved the Wizard of Oz. The characters eventually discover that they always had the brains, heart, and courage they thought were lost. Life is not as simple as clicking one’s heels three times to get back home, but much of my therapy style is about discovering strengths that we may have had all along.

In my work, I believe it is important to empower others to consciously narrate their lives. I value helping people through empowerment, nurturance, and education. I am an innovative provider and enjoy creativity in the therapy room. I utilize a strengths based approach in therapy and see the therapy as a collaborative process. I am passionate about helping individuals find confidence and courage, and I admire their resilience.

Everyone needs a direction, once in a while.

I enjoy working with children (3 and older), adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience as a home-based family therapist specializing in autism spectrum disorders, sexual abuse, and general mental health concerns. I have also been a school social worker in both general and special education settings.


BSW and MSW, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS (2008, 2009)
Animal-Assisted Therapy Handler (Pet Partners, 2013)


Minnesota Society of Clinical Social Workers


Anxiety Disorder
Attachment Issues
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Blended/Stepfamily Issues
Chronic Illness/Pain
Compulsive Disorders
Domestic Violence
Grief Management
Life Transitions
Men’s Issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Partum Depression
Relationship Issues
Senior Issues
Serious And Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Orientation Issues (Gay/Lesbian)
Stress Management
Traumatic Loss
Women’s Issues




Minnetonka, MN


Behavioral Modification
Child Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
Motivational Interviewing
Solution-Focused Therapy
Supportive Psychotherapy
Trauma-Focused CBT

Meet the team

Our clinical team is diverse and in keeping with our vision this allows for choice. We merge personal background and experience, education, creativity, and passion into a professional vision: commitment to diversity in both theory and practice. We make every effort to assign clinicians with respect to a client’s and/or family’s therapeutic and cultural needs.

Think of us as your cheerleaders on the sidelines. You've seen it, the smile, the simple nod of the head. Small gestures that say: we understand, we are listening and we are here for you. That's who we are.