Great to meet you!
Dr. Gabrielle Woodard obtained her Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed an APA accredited internship at University of Florida's Counseling and Wellness Center. Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester (NY). Areas of interest include: couples therapy, multicultural concerns, LGBTQ+ concerns, depression, anxiety, family and group dynamics and identity.
A bit about my approach to therapy
Dr. Woodard’s approach to therapy integrates Family Systems and Relational Cultural theories infused with techniques and interventions from CBT and DBT. Family systems works to understand the client within the context of the family and explore patterns that may be perpetuated through friendships, romantic relationships, or others. The integration of the relational cultural lens allows her to view the client within their cultural context and explore patterns of connection/disconnection.
What you can expect from our first session
Clients can expect to feel seen, valued, and heard both during and after sessions with Dr. Woodard. They can expect to have reflective homework assignments, gain more insight and awareness into their problems, and feel empowered to make changes in their lives.