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Dr. Katherine Strong Woods

Staff Psychologist

Credentials
  • Licensed Psychologist
Practice Locations
  • First United Methodist Church Waxahachie
Life Stages
  • Adolescents, 13-17 years
  • College, Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Seniors, 65+ years
  • Couples
  • Families
Areas of Focus
  • Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
  • Grief and loss
  • Guilt and shame
  • Life changes/transitions
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues, young women
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Abilene Christian University
  • Master of Science. in Clinical Psychology, Abilene Christian University
  • Master of Art in Christian Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Philosophy

Each person is unique and has their own experiences and biology that shape their perspective of the world and their place in it. Everyone struggles and needs help sometimes. As a psychologist, I provide a warm space for people to feel authentically seen and heard. From this supportive relationship, together we try to understand struggles and use strengths for healing. I feel honored to walk alongside people as they grow from the challenges and opportunities in their lives.

Katherine Strong Woods, Psy.D. is a licensed Psychologist. She received her doctorate in Clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary and has clinical experience in a number of different settings, including: a homeless shelter, in-patient hospitals, out-patient clinics, and university/college counseling centers. She has experience providing individual, group, and couples psychotherapy.

When she's not working, Katherine loves having dance parties with her young children, fixing up her home with her husband, and eating new and interesting kinds of foods.

Additional areas of focus:
ADHD/autism/developmental testing
Anger management
Boundaries
Bullying
Chronic pain
Codependency
Coping with divorce, blended families
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Diagnostic testing
Domestic violence recovery
Eating disorders/body image
Educational testing
Faith and spirituality
Family therapy
Gambling
Grief and loss
Group therapy
Guilt and shame
Identity and self-image
Infertility, miscarriage
LGBTQ+
Life changes/transitions
Marriage, couples
Men’s issues
Parenting
Pre-engagement, pre-married
Relationship issues
School-related issues
Screen/internet addiction
Sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse
Social skills
Stress management
Substance abuse/addiction
Testing and assessments
Trauma
Women's issues, young women