Jay Woods, LMSW

Supervisee in Clinical Social Work

From a young age, Jay was drawn to the complexities and nuances of the human experience. Their drive to understand our multifaceted stories eventually led them to the field of social work, where they recognized the transformative power of therapeutic relationships. These relationships, built on trust, understanding, and compassion, have the ability to foster deep healing and growth.

Jay is especially passionate about supporting individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. This stems from a profound respect for the resilience and courage it often requires to navigate the world while managing one’s identity, relationships, and experiences. They are committed to providing an affirming and safe space where individuals can explore, understand, and thrive.

Jay’s therapeutic approach is rooted in psychodynamic theory and trauma sensitivity. By exploring how past experiences and relationships shape present emotions and interactions, one can identify patterns and connections. This process fosters a deeper self-understanding, which can pave the way for meaningful change. Being trauma-informed means Jay acknowledges the profound impact that trauma can have and aims to foster empowerment and safety throughout the therapeutic journey.

Pronouns: they/them

Supervisor: Gretchen Garber

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