Nancy Schneider, J.D., Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Attorney

Lifespan Associates

LIFESPAN ASSOCIATES
120 Greenwood Avenue
Wyncote, PA 19095
215–881–9000
 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Nancy Schneider has 38 years of clinical experience treating individuals, couples and families. In addition, she has practiced mediation and family law the past 20 years. She enjoys working with a range of ages and problems, and has gained expertise by her experience working in residential facilities, substance abuse treatment centers, inpatient and outpatient settings.

Her training has included psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive strategies and her therapy is often a combination of all three disciplines. The influence of biology, genetics and neurological conditions on individual functioning is an ongoing diagnostic and treatment guide in her practice. She earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin/Madison; an M.S. in psychology from Portland State University/Oregon; a Ph.D. in psychology from Hahnemann University; and a J.D. from Villanova University. She is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

 

Philosophy of Treatment

I believe most of all in the power of change and the capacity of individuals to grow throughout the lifespan. I have the utmost respect in the inherent worth of clients and believe that my role as therapist is to assist them in achieving their goals while not imposing my value system on them. I also believe that using reflection and offering interpretation of thoughts, feelings and behaviors can be helpful in the process of growth. Therefore I will share observations and impressions with clients while always striving to maintain a collaborative process. Success is when a client leaves the therapeutic relationship with greater insight, personal strength, self regard, and the capacity to effect positive change in their life.