Dr. Lindsay Woods is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Clinical Services with the Multidisciplinary Assessment and Consultation Centre (MACC). She has worked at New Directions since 2015, starting as the Clinical Administrator in Community Homes for Children service area. She then took on the role of Manager of Clinical Supports in Home Services before moving to her current position. Dr. Woods has training and experience using a variety of psychotherapy models such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) but views the foundation of therapy from a client-centred and strength-focused perspective.
Dr. Woods has experience working with adults, adolescents, children, parents and families for a wide variety of goals and challenges. One area of special interest is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. This type of therapy is helpful to increase adaptive coping strategies, increase mindfulness, understand emotions and increase interpersonal skills. At New Directions Dr. Woods runs a DBT skills group for adults with Intellectual Disabilities and has plans to start a skills group for adolescents. A second area of special interest is Anxiety issues and Disorders including: Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Panic Disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; and Phobias.