Dr. Paul Schneider


Paul Schneider


  • BA from Williams College in 1977
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University in 1984

Dr. Paul Schneider obtained a BA from Williams College in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University in 1984. He interned at Indiana University Medical Center with experiences at the Roudebush VAMC, Larue Carter Child and Adolescent and Riley Child Development Clinic. Then he worked for the VAMC before joining American Biodyne, where he worked as a staff psychologist and clinical manager. Paul still practices the approach of "brief intermittent psychotherapy over the course of the lifespan" with many of his patients. This philosophy embraces treatment in the least restrictive environment possible , and emphasizes the needs of the patient over those of the clinician.

Dr. Schneider has worked with clients age 3-104. He continues to enjoy his work with clients of all ages at the Plainfield Hamilton Center. Those who benefit the most from his approach are those who recognize their main challenges exist outside the therapy session. A skilled diagnostician, Paul believes that each person is unique. He finds that most clients should identify sources of meaning, accomplishment and love in their lives. A person's basic needs must also be met, including security that those needs will be met in the future. Every human being has inherent worth and dignity.

Dr. Schneider has particular interest in clinical depression and suicide prevention. He is able to administer, score and interpret a variety of psychological tests. Neuropsychological screening is available. Also offered are fitness for duty exams, bariatric screenings, court ordered assessments, disability evaluations and spinal cord implant screenings. Over the course of his 28 year career Paul has a few minor accomplishments as a clinician and manager. However, he takes more pride in having served over 10,000 clients and their families, and hopes they have learned as much from him as he has from them.