Jessica Harter, Psy.D. is the Partial Hospitalization Program Postdoctoral Fellow adolescent specialist, providing group and family services in the program, risk assessment, and psychosocial assessments. Dr. Harter previously served as our Partial Hospitalization Program intern providing services to both adults and adolescents in SCP’s Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program as part of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team. Prior to working at SCP, Dr. Harter served as a practicum intern working with diverse adolescents, young adults, adults, and families in a variety of settings; including, private practice, intensive outpatient, hospital, and school settings. During her training, Dr. Harter focused in psychotherapy, substance use/harm reduction, and psychological/cognitive assessment across all ages. She uses an integrated approach to psychotherapy with her patients, drawing primarily on cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, attachment theory, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Dr. Harter is a recent Clinical Psychology graduate from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at the Sacramento, California campus. Dr. Harter’s dissertation examined the impact dogs have on an individual’s relationship satisfaction and level of attachment. More specifically, her dissertation examined the impact dog’s co-sleeping has on relationship satisfaction. Also, she has been published for an article she wrote that examined religion and spirituality among the LGBTQ+ Community. Dr. Harter is deeply dedicated to proving mental health services to her patients.
Donna Snow, Ph.D. is a psychology Postdoctoral Fellow child specialist who provides services on the child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient unit. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, she provides group and individual therapy, and conducts psychological assessments of children and adolescents. She is also heavily involved in treatment planning, discharge planning, and consultation to psychiatrists and treatment teams. Dr. Snow enjoys utilizing patient’s strengths to empower them and elicit effective and long-lasting change in their lives. She have received comprehensive training in many different therapy modalities and primarily work from a CBT perspective. Her training comes from a broad range of clinical experiences at different settings including an outpatient clinic serving adolescent offenders, a maximum security correctional facility, an inpatient psychiatric hospital for adult male inmates, and conducting court evaluations for a public defender’s office to determine mental health status and need for services. Dr. Snow graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno where in addition to clinical work, she has a passion for research and statistics. Understanding research and statistics has enabled her to better utilize published research to guide her clinical work and provide the most effective evidenced-based treatments.
Samantha Swanson, Psy.D. is a psychology Postdoctoral Fellow on the Psychiatric Response Team at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She provides services in the Emergency Department conducting 5150 evaluations and providing related mental health services to those in crisis. Additionally, she provides individual and family therapy to individuals in the hospital suffering from comorbid medical and mental health problems. She has a broad range of experience working in community mental health, neuropsychology, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and residential treatment centers. Her primary interests include health psychology, psychological assessment, and working with individuals with acute mental illness. Her doctoral research was focused on the important factors that play a role in eudemonic well-being. Dr. Swanson tends to work from a person-centered and existential perspective, and finds fulfillment in being able to work with patients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. She is a recent graduate from Alliant International University, Sacramento and holds a degree in Clinical Psychology.