Professional Organizations


Mary Helen is a member of the Alaska Psychological Association and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Experience with Women

When working in inpatient hospitals and residential treatment centers, Mary Helen also spent time on  units for severely mentally ill adults.


Mary Helen has provided counseling to adults in both in-home and office settings.  Her primary experience is with women experiencing life transitions, depression, anxiety, or family issues.

Experience with Custody Disputes and Intimate Partner Violence


From 2007 through 2011, Mary Helen worked as a Domestic Relations Officer with the Greene County Missouri Juvenile Office.  As a DRO she provided mediation to low-income families, investigated cases with contested custody, and coordinated the county's supervised access program, Common Ground.  


Mary Helen was recognized by the Springfield Business Journal for this work, as well as for being active in developing   community solutions and resources for intimate partner and family violence.

Experience with Children
​and Families


While working on her master's degree in Colorado, Mary Helen worked in several residential treatment centers with children and adolescents.  She also completed an internship with a school psychologist at an elementary school.


After earning her master's degree in 2000, Mary Helen continued her work in residential treatment as a therapist with children and adolescents, providing individual, group, and family therapy.


In North Carolina, she provided in-home individual and family therapy to low-income residents in both inner-city and rural settings.  Mary Helen also worked as a therapist for day treatment classrooms in the public school system. She acted as clinical supervisor for others at her agency.


Mary Helen was both a case management supervisor and later the Assistant Director of Children's Services at Burrell Behavioral Health in Springfield, Missouri.

Eagle River Counseling
Mary Helen Snider

Education and Professional License


Mary Helen received a BA in Psychology, cum laude, with distinction, from Hendrix College  in 1995.  She earned  a MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2000.


Mary Helen completed the requirements for professional licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina, Missouri, and Alaska.

Mary Helen has been the owner and therapist at Eagle River Counseling since 2015.

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Eagle River Counseling
​Mary Helen Snider, LPC

Eagle River Counseling is an in-network provider with Aetna, Multiplan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Other insurances are also accepted and billed for you.

Licensed Professional Counselor
10421 VFW Road, Suite 201
​Eagle River, Alaska  99577