Nicole Woodard, PsyD
As a human, I understand that life can throw us some painful curveballs that are difficult to make sense of and talk about. As a clinician, I understand the importance of creating a warm, inviting, and safe space for you or your child to be vulnerable and process these difficulties. Whether it be anxiety, depression, trauma, or simply dissatisfaction with life, my overall aim is to assist you in overcoming any emotional barriers that may hinder you from flourishing.
In individual therapy, I pull in tools from a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach, and also integrate features of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), schema therapy, and relational psychotherapy to help you understand how your thoughts contribute to your emotions, and gain insight into relationship patterns in your life. I am able to support you who whether you are diagnosed with depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, or disordered eating and body image concerns, and I can help you to address underlying feelings of shame, dysregulated emotions or behaviors that are not helpful, and difficulties in your family or social relationships. My approach is guided by empirically supported interventions and an effort to foster an environment where differences are respected, and treatment is tailored to your specific needs. I have a strong commitment to delivering culturally sensitive treatment and understanding the impact of individual, community, and social contexts on your well-being and mental health. Additionally, I offer comprehensive psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults aimed at assessing and diagnosing personality functioning, mood disorders, attention and concentration difficulties, learning problems, and academic abilities.
Background: Nicole Woodard obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of North Florida. She earned her Masters and is finalizing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. She gained clinical experience working within the school system conducting psychoeducational assessments and has also worked with a diverse group of clients in various settings, including private practice, university counseling centers, and outpatient community mental health.
Nicole Woodard is a doctoral candidate and a Resident in Psychology (soon to be a Post-Doctoral Resident) who is working under the direct supervision of our Training Director and Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Megan Strause. A Resident in Psychology refers to a clinician who has completed their coursework for their Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree and is awaiting the final step of degree conferral.
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