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Nathaniel Woods, PsyD
I establish therapy with a relaxed approach with the objective to support the client's experience free from anxiety and fear of feeling judged.

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Nathaniel Woods, PsyD

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused

Therapy Style

I establish therapy with a relaxed approach with the objective to support the client's experience free from anxiety and fear of feeling judged. I meet the client where they're at the time of each session, which is valued as a sacred experience.

I have an eclectic approach to treatment which is based on the specific needs of my client. The specialized treatment plan is formulated based on psychoanalysis, attachment theory, intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, and self-acceptance. Evidence-based treatments are used to ensure a structured approach that is measurable with the objective to establish the best possible outcomes.

Education

MBA - Healthcare Administration, Excelsior College

PsyD - Clinical Psychology, Argosy University

License Number and State

CA 28370

Pronouns

he/him

Why did you become a mental health professional?

The most influential factor in my life in becoming a psychologist was my father. He was a psychoanalyst who was successful in making a difference in the lives of those he treated. I realized I wanted to help people with their overall wellbeing. During my professional development, I worked in a medical center as a burn technician, phlebotomist, orderly, and medical assistant to gain an understanding of how mind and body are an integrated, systemic process. I have since gained an understanding of how mental and emotional experience influence brain development and functioning, which impacts overall wellbeing. This resulted in the awareness that treatment may require a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to treat the person holistically. I have learned to think outside the box while using evidence-based treatment to objectively promote healing and wellbeing as the desired goal.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes vacationing to tropical settings, family gatherings, and celebrations. I also enjoy fishing, exercising, and learning about different cultures and food as I enjoy cooking as a leisure activity.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I understand that the mind, body, and spirit are an integrated system that functions as a whole. I believe that physical workouts, prayer and meditation, and a healthy diet promote overall wellbeing. I incorporate these attributes into my life daily which has been instrumental in my success in my personal and professional life.

Do you have any pets?

I have two Alaskan Huskies. I love animals because truth be told, they share their feelings and desire to bond as humans. My relationships with my dogs are quite profound in love, respect, and friendship. Every now and then my dogs will give me hugs which, in my mind, is a gesture of love, trust, and friendship. I value the life of all living species.

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