Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
Wash St U (1988)

National Register Member Since

L. Paul Schneider, PhD, ABPP

Cognitive behavioral therapy with a generalist practice, although Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology.  I utilize a Positive Psychology approach in working with adults, and particularly enjoy couples counseling.  Managing chronic illness and pain is a specialty.  I also perform psychological evaluations for a variety of purposes including vocational rehabilitation, workman’s compensation, and law enforcement.

My goal is to coach clients into achieving their life goals through healthy lifestyle and relationship practices, keeping it positive, and short-term.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Diagnosis Adjustment (e.g., diabetes, cancer, hypertension, weight issues, other chronic illness)
  • Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders
  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)

Treatment Modalities

  • Social Learning


  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Clinical Health Psychology
  • Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

    Member of American Psychological Association, Washington State Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, National Register of Health Care Psychologists.

Fee Information/Office Policy

Office Hours M-Th, 9-5, excluding 12-1 for lunch.

Health Care Plan Participation

Most insurances are accepted.  Please contact Office Manager, Sherri Chinco, for details as these arrangements are changing almost daily with health care insurance changes.  We do give a discount for cash payment, but not a sliding scale.  Under Washington law, we cannot accept Medicaid., Please contact Office Manager, Sherri Chinco, at the above number.  She will walk you through the process and get you scheduled.

Contact Information

Primary Contact

307 S. 12th Avenue
Suite 21
Yakima, WA 98902
P: 509-972-3905 (Office)
F: 509-972-3907