About

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Meet Kimberly Woodard, JD, MS, LCPC, LPC, NCC

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." – Carl Rogers

I am Kimberly Woodard, a Board-certified, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, who is passionate about helping people. I started my professional career more than 20 years ago, assisting families marked by high conflict. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I spent many years helping communities nationwide develop programs and initiatives to help keep women and children safe. I’ve always believed that it’s important to look beyond the surface and examine the root cause of a problem. Since becoming a psychotherapist, that’s what I’ve continued to do. I've provided psychotherapy to individual adults, teens, children, and families, who were seeking help with issues including depression , anxiety, grief, anger management, intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, and divorce, among other issues. I've also facilitated therapy groups on topics ranging from coping with ADD, to developing coping skills for individuals in the early stages of recovery from addiction. I have also trained other therapists on how to provide effective psychotherapy as a guest faculty member at the Washington School of Psychiatry.

 

I help my clients understand the origins of their struggles and use this insight to change their lives. It may seem like you’re stuck in the same unhelpful patterns that have kept you miserable, but you don’t have to be. I’ll invite you to be curious about who you are, why you do the things that you do, and how you respond to the people in your life. It may be not always be comfortable, but you won’t be alone. I’ll be there with you.

 

If you’re ready to start working towards the good life, let’s talk.

My Qualifications

Education & License Information

  • M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Johns Hopkins University

  • J.D. George Washington University Law School

  • A.B. English & History | Duke University

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists

  • Licensed Professional Counselor | District of Columbia Department of Health

Post-Graduate Training in Psychotherapy

  • Program on Clinical Practice | Washington School of Psychiatry

  • Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

  • Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Treatment of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders | Postpartum Support International

  • Basic  Mental Health Professional Certificate Course | American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • Introduction to Reproductive Psychology | Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington 

  • Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program | William Alanson White Institute (In progress)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chi Sigma Iota Professional Honor Society

  • Maryland Counseling Association

  • Postpartum Support International

  • Society of Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychology (Division 39)

  • Washington School of Psychiatry