Meet Our Therapists

Carolyn Castello Snyder LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Owner 

Carolyn Castello Snyder LCSW received her undergraduate degrees in social work and psychology at Cedar Crest College. She worked and did her internship as a counselor in a runaway and homeless adolescent shelter. Here she performed Individual, Group, and Family counseling specializing in mental health and dual diagnosis issues. Carolyn has also worked as a Therapeutic Support Counselor for children with autism.

Carolyn went on to pursue her Masters in Social Work at Temple University where she specialized in clinical social work with a focus on health and mental health issues. Carolyn did her internship at the Department of Veterans Affairs working with returning combat veterans and women veterans, and went on to become a Care Manager working with severely injured OEF/OIF veterans treated at the facility. Here she provided assessment and treatment of complicated psychosocial problems of OEF/OIF service members and/or veterans as they transition to VA care. She acted as a member of HUD-VASH screening committee, received Oak Leaf Award for outstanding customer service; and received Commendation for contributions to Iraqi Freedom and Women’s Health Programs.

Carolyn  joined the Hampton Counseling Center team where she was a psychotherapist and Director of Veterans Services.  She performed intakes, assessments, diagnostic testing, and counseling. She provided counseling services to individuals and couples, adolescents and groups.

Carolyn went on to open her own practice C. Snyder Counseling & Wellness, LLC in Palmer Township where she continues to help clients reach their goals and potentials. Practice areas of interest are Veteran’s issues, post traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, stress and anxiety, marital and family difficulties, grief, eating disorders, pain management, addictions, sexuality issues, academic difficulties, and spiritual challenges.

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Laura Sweitzer LPC received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology at Moravian College. She worked in various behavioral health care settings for many years serving a variety of populations including children, homeless families, trauma survivors of all ages, and physically disabled adults. Laura also worked frequently with clients with both mental health and addiction disorders (dually diagnosed). Laura went on to pursue her Masters in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Marital and Family Therapy  at Kutztown University.  She did her internship working with individuals, couples, and families at a community mental health agency. She then began to work in the community with the chronically mentally ill, becoming Director of Behavioral Health for several programs serving this population. For the last several years, Laura has worked in an outpatient setting serving individuals with drug and alcohol addiction and mental health diagnoses ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder to depression and anxiety.

Laura joined the practice of C. Snyder Counseling & Wellness, LLC in Palmer Township where she plans to continue to help clients learn to manage their symptoms and reach their goals. Practice areas of interest are post traumatic stress disorder, women’s issues, mood disorders, stress and anxiety, marital and family difficulties, grief, eating disorders, addictions, sexuality issues, and group therapy.

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Jesse Anderson Jesse Anderson MSW, LSW  received his undergraduate degree from East Stroudsburg University in social work with a minor in sociology.  Jesse has spent the last few years in field working with a variety of populations.  He spent time working with developmental disabilities while also tutoring at risk youth in elementary schools within Monroe county.  Jesse has since spent the majority of his time in the behavioral health field in which he interned with an Assertive Community Treatment team supporting individuals with serious mental health and substance use disorders dually diagnosed.  Jesse also worked with the Monroe county mental health department as a Forensic Case Manager assisting individuals with mental health diagnoses transition out of the criminal justice system through mental health and other various support services.

Jesse received his Master’s in social work through Marywood University.  He hopes to use this experience to expand his knowledge working with clients to promote self-growth and goal attainment.  Particular practice areas of interest include sexuality, marital and family difficulties, occupational and academic stress, mood disorders, personality disorders, stress and anxiety, spiritual concerns, and group therapy.

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Tara ZrinskiTara M. Zrinski, M.A.P.C.  received her B.A. in Liberal Arts, majoring in Philosophy and English, from Drew University.  She was awarded the Master of Theological Studies degree, summa cum laude, from Moravian Theological Seminary and later received the Master of Pastoral Counseling degree, summa cum laude, during which time she provided individual treatment for adolescents and families in the shelter system through her internship at Valley Youth House and assisted the facilitation of an anger management group at the Northampton County Juvenile Justice Center.  Tara is a Level III Reiki Practitioner and uses energy integration, yoga and other alternative healing modalities to form a holistic approach to therapy.

Tara began her career as Director Lifespan Faith Development at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley and has provided individual and group counseling in various settings. Tara teaches World Religions, Death & Dying and Philosophy at Northampton Community College.  She is currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Tara joined the practice of C. Snyder Counseling & Wellness, LLC in Palmer Township where she plans to develop her holistic practice and help clients learn to identify their behaviors and patterns while exploring their underlying beliefs and motivations in order clients achieve balance. Her practice areas of interest are grief and loss, divorce, marriage and family, sexual trauma, women’s issues, parenting, fear and anxiety, eating disorders and sexuality.

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Amanda Loper received her undergraduate degree from DeSales University with a major in Social Work.  Amanda is currently completing her Masters In Social Work with a concentration in Behavioral Health from Marywood University.  Amanda has over fifteen years experience with youth experiencing emotional difficulties in a variety of settings.  Experience includes school environment, children & youth, and residential treatment programs. Her experience includes working one to one with youth experiencing mood disorders, ADHD, ASD, truancy, and having a history of trauma.

Amanda also has experience working with older adults and helping process end of life issues as well as supporting families and individuals with Alzheimer & Dementia. Amanda is a family support group facilitator for The Alzheimer’s Association.

Amanda joined the team at C Snyder Counseling & Wellness, LLC where she is completing her internship in May of 2019.  She is planning on continuing to work here after she graduates.  Amanda sees a wide variety of patients, but practice areas of interest includ children, teens, marital and family difficulties, end of life issues, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, grief, stress & anxiety, and spiritual issues.

If you would like to schedule with Amanda, please contact the office at 484-819-0771.

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