DR SNOWDEN, PH.D.

Clinical Psychologist

AND

DR OLWAN, PH.D.

Clinical Psychologist

 


 

401 DOUGLAS STREET

SUITE 504

SIOUX CITY, IA  51101

712.258.1000

 


 

 LOCATED IN THE

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY

BUILDING IN

DOWNTOWN SIOUX CITY

 

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SERVICES

 

Psychotherapy

 

Counseling

 

Psychological Evaluations

 

  Psychological Testing

 

Consulting

 

EAP Services


 

Why Choose Us?
Choosing a therapist is a difficult decision, especially for most people who have no prior experience or knowledge of the field of psychology and mental health.  With Snowden Olwan Psychological Services, you are assured of receiving expert help by licensed and certified Ph.D. level psychologists with the highest level of training in our field.  We each have had extensive training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adults, older children and adolescents with a broad range of psychological problems.  Our expertise is based upon years of experience and training in all of the major psychological settings.

Why Choose a Ph.D. Level Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical psychologists have a unique position in the mental health field.  We must complete the most rigorous training requirements devoted solely to psychology, as well as undergo intensive evaluation and licensure procedures. This training prepares us with a full range of professional skills in diagnosing, making recommendations and treating our clients.  It also prepares us with the skills needed to participate in collaborative treatment with other professionals.

In addition, the training for Ph.D. level clinical psychologists has a much stronger emphasis on research practices than is common with many other mental health professionals.  It includes planning, conducting, analyzing, and reporting findings on our own research projects.  This research-oriented background positions us particularly well for evaluating and implementing psychological tests.  We understand, in depth, how to assess the merits of these tests and how to write specialized reports on test findings.  You can therefore be assured that the psychological tests we use meet the highest standards and have stood the test of time, to provide you with the most accurate results possible.

Furthermore, our grounding in research practices helps us in keeping current with new findings in the field of psychological health and their relationship to medical and physical health:  we understand, in depth, how to review and evaluate the merits of these new research studies.

Why Choose Snowden Olwan Psychological Services?
Dr. Olwan and Dr. Snowden are especially qualified to address any medical and health-related issues you are experiencing, and are skilled in communicating adeptly with your medical providers, as you permit.  This capability has developed from our considerable experience in medical settings as part of our work experience and clinical training.  We have specialized knowledge and interest in medical psychology.  With your written authorization, we can communicate with your primary care providers, your medical specialists and other healthcare workers to help you get the services you need.  In a sometimes fragmented healthcare system, this is an essential part of delivering high quality and effective psychological services.

Why you can be confident of your privacy:
Your privacy is of utmost concern to us, and we will not share your information without your knowledge and approval.  While we hope you will be comfortable seeking out therapy, we recognize that in a rural setting, privacy is a particularly important factor in the decision to see a therapist.  As a small practice, consisting only of highly trained professionals, we are uniquely capable of protecting your privacy – perhaps more completely than may sometimes be true of larger offices with a large number of office staff and multiple clinicians.  Of course, we follow strict ethical practices to keep your information confidential, but additionally we utilize technologically sophisticated practices to maintain a high level of confidentiality.  We will talk with you in your initial visit and throughout therapy about your ongoing privacy concerns to understand your needs and address them to the best of our ability.

Call us at (712)-258-1000 to schedule an appointment.