Lori Snyder, LCSW provides counseling to individual adults, adolescents, and school-age children, couples and families. She also provides consultations to organizations, staffs, and schools. When working with adolescents and children, parents are included in sessions, based on need and family dynamics.
As people are unique and have their own experiences, backgrounds, and preferences as well as styles of learning and interacting, Lori uses a variety of therapeutic approaches and interventions. Lori believes the therapy experience should be safe, client-focused, goal-directed and flexible Most clients come once a week or every other week. Sessions are typically 50 minutes each.
Lori approaches counseling from a systems-theory framework, understanding that we are all not merely individuals, but are influenced by the world around us; where we live, what we do, all of our relationships and we impact them as well. She is sensitive to clients’ beliefs and values and works with clients to let those values guide their lives and decisions.
Education, Licensure and
Concordia University, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 1987.
Washington University, Masters in Social Work for Family Therapy, 1992.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
(LCSW), Missouri 1993-Present
Carol Yeager has been with Associated Counselors of West County since 1995. She works with individuals, couples, families, and children. Her faith-based counseling is centered on helping clients understand the roadblocks that have kept them from experiencing contentment. She is passionate about working with clients to solve problems, achieve desired goals, and cultivate change.
Prior to counseling, Carol spent three years in Japan as a missionary. She gained experience dealing with many cross-cultural issues and relationship problems. While finishing her Master's degree, Carol taught biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physics at the high school level. In that setting, she was able to apply much of her classroom knowledge to the real issues that adolescents are facing. For one year, she worked in an alternative school for troubled youth. She dealt with aggression replacement issues and group counseling.
Healthy, thriving marriages are a priority for Carol. She has a deep desire to see couples come into closer relationships with one another. She not only counsels, but also serves with her husband as co-leader of a married-couples class at her church.
Education, Licensure and Professional Activities:
Covenant Theological Seminary and Lindenwood College, MA in Counseling, 1994.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Missouri, 1998.
Clinical Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)
Clinical Member, American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Clinical Member, National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Clinical Member, National Certified Sports Counselor (NCSC)
Publications and Presentations:
Television appearance: On Main Street, "True Guilt False Guilt," Lutheran Hour Ministries, 1996
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your counseling services will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for services. Please review the following:
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency services.
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your service. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call your provider at the following numbers:
Lori Snyder, LCSW 314-312-1219
Carol Yeager, MA, LPC 636-400-3766
You have the right to: • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record • Correct your paper or electronic medical record • Request confidential communication • Ask us to limit the information we share • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information • Get a copy of this privacy notice • Choose someone to act for you • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated Your Choices You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we: • Tell family and friends about your condition • Provide disaster relief • Include you in a hospital directory • Provide mental health care • Market our services and sell your information • Raise funds Our Uses and Disclosures We may use and share your information as we: • Treat you • Run our organization • Bill for your services • Help with public health and safety issues • Do research • Comply with the law • Respond to organ and tissue donation requests • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions Your Rights When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you. Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record • You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this. • We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee. Ask us to correct your medical record • You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this. • We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days. Request confidential communications • You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address. • We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests. Ask us to limit what we use or share • You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care. • If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information. Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information • You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why. • We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months. Get a copy of this privacy notice You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly. Choose someone to act for you • If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information. • We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action. File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated • You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information on page 1. • You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/. • We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint. Your Choices For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions. In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to: • Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care • Share information in a disaster relief situation • Include your information in a hospital directory If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety. In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission: • Marketing purposes • Sale of your information • Most sharing of psychotherapy notes In the case of fundraising: • We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again. Our Uses and Disclosures How do we typically use or share your health information? We typically use or share your health information in the following ways. Treat you We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you. Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition. Run our organization We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services. Bill for your services We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.