Dr. Ted G. SneedLicensed Mental Health Counselor
Dr. Ted G. Sneed
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Phone (509) 466-6632
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HCC (Healthy Counseling Center) is located in the Holland Building, on the corner of Holland and Division, just north of the Y (highway 2 and 395) and Country Homes Boulevard. The office is across Division Street, west of Rosauer’s and the Appletree Inn.
Hi, I’m Dr. Ted Sneed,
I was born in California but spend most of my childhood in other Western states. My educated was entirely in California. The last half of my college career (1975 to 1977) and about half of graduate school (1977 to 1980) were spent on both campuses of Loma Linda University (LLU) in Riverside and Loma Linda, CA. From this venerable institution, I obtained a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology in 1977, a M.A. in Sociology and Educational Counseling and an Ed.S. in School Psychology in 1980.
My first job was working at Loma Linda University for five years as an Instructor and Adjunct Professor in the School Psychology graduate program. I next worked for a large school district in Moreno Valley, CA., for 10 years. During this time, I completed the Ph.D. program at UCR (6/89) and began clinical supervision for Clinical Psychology licensure in 1990.
In 4/90, I met my beautiful and gifted wife, Mirna, in Alhambra, CA., and we married on 6/21/92 in the Immanuel Presbyterian Cathedral in Los Angeles. She is a native of Panama and was employed at the time as a master teacher in a private school system in San Gabriel, CA. Soon after we married, she completed the State credentialing requirements and switched to a Bilingual Coordinator teaching position at a Riverside City public middle school.
In 1994, I changed career to Coordinator of Special Education in the Cucamonga School District in Rancho Cucamonga, CA., and worked there for five years. During this time, I completed the Clinical Psychology license requirements and the graduate program in Educational Administration at LLU-LSC. In 7/99, we moved to Marin County, Ca., and I continued my administrative career as a Director of Special Education for the Novato Unified School District.
In my Educational Psychology and professorial careers, I published several journal articles, received multiple School Board awards for exemplary service, and evaluated over 1500 students. As a school district administrator, I supervised from 25 to 100 Special Education teachers, teacher assistants and professional staff, e.g., psychologists, speech/language pathologists and nurses, and oversaw budgets ranging from 1 to 3 million dollars per year.
During this time, I coordinated two successful State Compliance Reviews and significantly reduced State Complaints, Due Process Hearings and budget expenditures in two districts. Also, I was directly responsible for the placement and treatment of children and teens in Day Treatment (NPS) and Residential Treatment Centers in CA. and Utah and I directed a “full inclusion” program for students with severe disabilities.
In 7/02, my wife and I moved to the Sacramento area where we worked briefly for the public school system until I could set up a clinical practice working for a medical clinic in Fair Oaks. For the next 15 years, I directed a private clinical practice both as a Clinical Psychologist and in partnership with other medical and mental health professionals, e.g., a psychiatrist, two physicians and a chiropractor.
My practice included three major jobs: intensive outpatient treatment for adults admitted to Heritage Oaks Psychiatric Hospital (HOH), psychological assessment of adults and children for various purposes (e.g., disability determination, differential diagnoses and personnel decisions) and individual or family out-patient psychotherapy for children and adults in my specialty areas of mood, anxiety, trauma-related or developmental disorders (e.g., Bipolar, ADHD, Depression, Autism and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. Also, I supervised multiple master’s and doctoral level clinical trainees.
In 11/15, we moved to Spokane so that I could continue my Clinical Psychology practice and so my wife could retire and get proper medical treatment in a cooler climate. At home, Mirna and I enjoy our cats, outdoor recreation, the beauty of Spokane area, exploration of living history, good literature, church and spiritual activities, art and music.
I accepted a Clinical Psychology position at the Healthy Counseling Center in 4/17. My clinical practice specialties are: psychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults, Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Heritage Oaks Hospital), Special Education consultation with parents, students, and school districts, children with developmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, Autism spectrum, and Learning Disabilities), cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy of trauma, mood and anxiety disorders for all ages and marital therapy.
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