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Shemika Brooks-Woods, Psy.D., CGP, AGPA-F

About Me

Dr. Shemika Brooks-Woods (Dr. Woods; she/her/hers) completed her undergraduate degree at Spelman College as a double major in Psychology and Philosophy. She then went on to complete a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, followed by a Doctorate (Psy.D. degree) in Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Dr. Woods has engaged in clinical work in a variety of college/university counseling centers, as well as community agencies serving children and adolescents, couples, and families. She also has a passion for group psychotherapy, and has been granted the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) credential by the International Board for the Certification of Group Psychotherapists and named a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA-F).

Some of Dr. Woods’s clinical interests include issues of social justice and equity; diversity, multiculturalism, and intercultural awareness; relationship issues; first-generation college students; issues of child abuse, neglect, and permanency (e.g., foster care, kinship/legal guardianship); interpersonal trauma and recovery; identity development; and women’s issues. She thinks dynamically, takes an integrative approach to therapy, and is open to working with all client identities.

In Shemika's spare time, you can find her crocheting (most likely creating something handmade for a baby); listening to audiobooks; and fellowshipping with her personal, professional, and spiritual networks.

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