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Jennifer Wood(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
ConnecticutNew York
Anxiety - Relationship issues-Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Trauma-Mood disorders-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-

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Professional statement

Dr. Wood is a clinical psychologist offering telehealth in New York and Connecticut. Educated at both UCLA and University of Washington, she has been in private practice for over 20 years and has served as a provider for Yale University employees since 2012. Dr. Wood offers early morning and evening slots (7:30am-7pm) to accommodate people who have busy work lives. If preferred, she is happy to provide an initial free 20-min video consultation instead of a 10-min phone call (message her to request!).

Dr. Wood welcomes people from all ethnic and religious backgrounds and her practice is LGBTQIA+ friendly. She is down-to-earth, accepting, nonjudgmental, and respectful. Dr. Wood is warm and uses humor when appropriate, and her sessions are very interactive. Clients leave their therapy sessions with hands-on skills that can be used during life's most challenging moments.

Dr. Wood practices a scientifically-proven form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

ACT is different from traditional CBT in that, instead of trying to change thoughts and feelings, mindfulness skills are used to help clients accept and get some space from them. Clients find that when they are struggling less with their emotions, they feel better psychologically and are more present both with their environments and with other people. Being human is, by definition, challenging. In therapy sessions, clients are guided in identifying their values and what sort of people they want to be. Clients are supported in taking values-based behavioral actions even in the presence of emotional discomfort. Many clients find the process of identifying their values to be illuminating and gratifying.

Dr. Wood has an excellent track record of helping clients live more enjoyable, meaningful, self-compassionate lives.

Message to clients

Do you feel like you're always battling unwanted thoughts and feelings? Are you getting "bossed around" by them in a way that's affecting your ability to enjoy life and feel present? Or negatively impacting your relationships, work, or other important areas of life? If so, you're definitely not alone. Life can be stressful, which makes it difficult at times to make choices that are in line with what's best for us. On top of that, we tend to "beat up" on ourselves for behaving ineffectively and struggling with our emotions, which makes matters even worse. I can help you with these common problems.

It can be overwhelming to undergo a search for a therapist, and you should feel proud for making the choice to start therapy. During our initial sessions, we will take time to establish rapport and determine your treatment goals. I will teach you some skills right away, so you can start getting a handle on your symptoms. I will also discuss a treatment plan with you so you know what you can expect. I view myself as a "coach" and us as a team. And, believe it or not, clients find therapy sessions to be engaging and even fun!

Do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’m happy to answer questions you may have about therapy and help determine whether I'm a good match for you. It's important for you to feel comfortable!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist

Seattle Children's Hospital, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2003
University of Washington, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), 2001
UCLA, M.A. (Developmental Studies), 1995
UCLA, B.A. (Psychology), 1993


Connecticut: 003194 - New York: 025728-01




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Jennifer Wood is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (50min)
  • Initial session:$400 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Payment is due on the day of service, and I can provide you with receipts for insurance reimbursement as often as you would like

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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