She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Stephanie McWoods is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, California. She specializes in trauma, depression, race and identity issues, and childhood trauma. She works with adults across the lifespan as well as couples. Stephanie is passionate about working with BIPOC and LGBTQIA professionals. She provides a safe and healing space for folks who are constantly challenging the status quo, -isms, patriarchy, and White Supremacy.
Stephanie’s therapeutic approach is warm, affirming, conversational, and cultrally sensitive. She is intentional in cultivating a therapeutic relationship inviting clients to feel safe to heal and rediscover themselves. Stephanie utilizes a strength based decolonized, social justice oriented therapeutic lens and integrates the following therapeutic approaches EMDR, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Somatic therapy, Brainspotting, Attachment-Based therapy and Energy Psychology. In her couples’ work, Stephanie utilizes Gottman strategies and Prepare/Enrich to support couples in evaluating and assessing their relationship. She helps couples who are facing issues like communication, intimacy, and complex trauma.
Stephanie is a certified trauma specialist, having received several trainings and certifications in treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Integrative Somatic Parts Work (IFS). She received her master’s degree from Saint Louis University in Clinical Social Work and has worked with BIPOC and LGBTQIA individuals and families since 2015.
Stephanie cares deeply for each of her clients, approaching their experience in therapy from a holistic standpoint. In addition to setting goals in treatment, she also ensures clients are doing well energetically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Stephanie integrates metaphysical or energetic healing into her work, challenging clients to recognize their own power.
Currently Stephanie is offering in person and virtual sessions.
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood
Stephanie McWoods is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Onyx Perspective Therapy, Owner, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Doorway Therapeutics , Associate Pscyhotherapist, 2019 - 2021
Saint Louis University , Masters of Social Work, 2016