When I grew up, I always knew that I wanted to be of help to others and I knew that I wanted to be a psychologist. Also growing up in a big family taught me the importance and the value of working together, collaboration and the fact that no matter how much one knows about something we can always increase our knowledge. In fact, I can safely say that in most of my opportunities to help others, invariably I learned not only more about working with various issues and diversity of people but about myself as well. Over the years I have worked in many racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and diverse age communities across the country and over a wide range of issues and challenges spanning over 25 years. These include depression anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and my approach Is highly collaborative where we will seek to venture down the pathway to healing and feeling better together. Regarding your challenges and discomfort, you are the expert I Am the partner with you and together we will forge a way out of what might seem like darkness into the light. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA Psychologist 27260
Dr. Woody has been a great help in listening, and giving guidance; while also providing me tools and insight into my anxiety and depression.
Written on Jan 21, 2024 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Doc Johnson is a really smart calm helpful person . I really am thankful for his advice and help on all aspect of my life he is really a great experience. Thank you doc
Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Dr. Johnson had a very calm demeanor that is immediately relaxing. He communicates clearly and presents options and tools to use between sessions and while working through difficult issues. Highly recommend.
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I really appreciate how Dr. Johnson actively listens and asks thoughtful questions that have help me gain new insights and perspectives to recent difficult situations I have been through. Before meeting with Dr. Johnson I felt stuck and since then he has helped me navigate life and maintain a healthy mind.
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Woodruff for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
In all my years of therapy, Dr. Johnson is the first to truly allow me to be myself and at ease during our sessions. He also suggests realistic homework for me to be better.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching
DR. Johnson is wonderful and listens to what I am saying. Thank you
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Woodruff for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd