Patricia Woodward (She/her)

LMFT 96358

Hello! People with a trauma history may find these times extra challenging, so please have self-compassion and increase self-care. It helps!

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Carmichael, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My clients have a history of trauma, often from childhood, which greatly affects their ability to function in life. They may have anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and low self-esteem. It is not unusual to meet people who have lived most of their lives not feeling safe, often dissociated. Working to educate people on trauma, how it is held in the body, and how it can be released, is a big part of my work. Clients can release trauma and reprocess the memories/beliefs that come from it,

My Background and Approach

I love teaching clients about their Autonomic Nervous System, their biology , and how it affects their lives. That is where trauma lives, so this knowledge is power, and facilitates healing. My clients learn to move between states, and how to build resilience. Working with the body and the mind, it is possible to heal trauma and build resilience. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, nonjudgmental environment where clients can feel free to explore issues of importance, collaborate on goals, and discover the answers that exist inside themselves. I believe we all have the potential for wholeness, we just need to peel back all of the unworkable layers to find it. Building resilience is a huge part.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in healing, and love to be a small part in that any way I can. I love people and the planet, believe we are all one and need to care for our home now. Family, friends, nature, gardening, hiking. photography are also things I love. Therapy at its best can be a safe place to explore, heal, grow, expand, be seen and heard, and possibly repair attachment injuries that hamper relationships. We are wired to connect and belong, so that is crucial. I highly recommend it to everyone.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Holman Professional Counseling Centers
  • United Healthcare

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice


949-683-9846 Email Patricia
3423 Riverdale Way
Carmichael, CA 95608

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