Amanda Snow MSN, PMHNP-BC
Amanda is what many would consider a Prodigy of sorts and specializes in treating children and has specific forensic training in sexual assault and trauma. She graduated from high school at the age of 16 and had already completed two Collegiate degrees, a Baccalaureate in Psychology and a Baccalaureate in English, both Cum Laude, from Rocky Mountain College at the age of 19. She began her Mental Health career working as a case manager, overseeing the residential treatment of children, and was certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, prior to joining the United States Navy where she served for 12 years before retiring.
While in the Navy, Amanda applied for a very, very competitive program titled the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program where she was selected on her first attempt and attended the University of Rhode Island’s Nursing program, again graduating Cum Laude with a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing and was then commissioned as a Naval Nurse Corps Officer.
She worked Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing while at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and while there earned a Master’s in Forensic Psychology and was then trained and certified as a Forensic Nurse. She performed over 50 forensic sexual assault exams and testified as an expert witness in 5 Courts Martial for the Judge Advocate General Corps. While in the military Amanda earned multiple honors and awards. Upon Naval retirement, Amanda attended Walden University in her lifelong quest to become a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and graduated in 2018.
She did her Preceptorship (clinical hours) at Fairfield Psychological Associates (FPA) where her talent, motivation, work ethic, and dedication to patient care were obvious to the entire Fairfield team. She was offered a position while only halfway through her Preceptorship. While at Fairfield she saw patients in all age groups treating all Psychiatric pathology but specialized in children with ADHD, Mood Disorders, Autism, Learning Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and general behavioral problems. She is also a certified Therapist in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, one of the only treatments that have shown effectiveness in treating those with Borderline Personality Disorders and offers a 4-module skills building course.
Amanda decided to leave FPA and join South Chesapeake Psychiatry (SCP) as the 5 pillars of Quality, Availability, Excellence, Accountability, and Expertise fit her vision of what Psychiatry should and could be. She felt her skill set, not restricted by the rules of insurance companies, outdated practice policies, and partners who did not share her vision would be much more suited for SCP and we couldn’t agree more.