Melia  Snyder

Melia Snyder


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Arkansas, Colorado, North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated December 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Dr. Melia Snyder is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist serving clients in Colorado, North Carolina, and Arkansas via her telehealth therapy practice. Many of her clients have found great success by the world's standards, but feel a sense of emptiness, dread, disconnection or anxiety in their daily lives. Her clients are invested in courageously turning toward the inner Self, a relationship that can catalyze and restore a sense of meaning, manageability, and sanity to daily life.

Dr. Snyder views mental health symptoms not in a pathological sense but as signs that, if carefully listened to, contain great wisdom about how to live. Often, she finds that her clients have unresolved grief, trauma and unmet needs that block the individual's natural health, wholeness and vitality. Their system may be irritated due to playing an inauthentic role or not stepping fully into a necessary developmental phase or transition.

Dr. Snyder is an depth psychotherapist meaning that she addresses the root of the issue, the heart of the matter without getting distracted by the weeds of symptoms and problem-saturated stories. She integrates mindfulness-based and expressive arts approaches to support self-awareness and in-sight and to give voice and expression to the unseen forces that drive behavior and shape lives. By making the unconscious conscious through practices such as dreamwork, active imagination, and connection with nature, clients find an intrinsic source of freedom that can provide a foundation for embodying one's unique place in the family of things.

Message to clients

My practice is a space where you can be fully unapologetically you. No decisions to make, no one to please, just a crucible, a container that holds all the raw material of you. In this sacred container you will experience the alchemy of change.

Inviting in change is no small thing. Sometimes change is disruptive and challenges the comfortable status quo of your life. But, if the change is inwardly directed it is always for your greater good. You will learn to relax, to trust yourself, and ultimately that's the greatest gift you can give yourself and the world. The work that you do in therapy is not just for you. It is healing for past and future generations, and it begins with you taking responsibility for you. I'll be your guide and spiritual friend in the process.

Psychotherapy actually means 'to serve or care for the soul'. This is how I practice and the invitation that waits. Please message me for a free 15 minute consult to get started.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Melia Snyder is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $135 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Services are private pay only but may be reimbursable by your insurance company in Colorado. Superbills are available upon request. I am an out-of-network provider in NC and AR.


Online Sessions (Arkansas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-11:00pm, 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thu 11:00pm-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-6:30pm
  • Thu 1:30pm-6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Education Director , 2018 - Present
Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Clinical Therapist, 2018 - 2021
Appalachian State University, Counselor Educator, Supervisor, Director of Expressive Arts Therapy Program, 2014 - 2018
Flow Integrated Wellness , Founder, Psychotherapist , 2011 - 2015
Families Together Inc. , Clinical Supervisor , 2005 - 2012

University of North Carolina at Charlotte , PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, 2014
Appalachian State University, Post-Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy, 2010
Appalachian State University , MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2009


Arkansas: P2210014

Colorado: LPC.0014898

North Carolina: 7793