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Dr. Garrett L. Woods

Director of Training, Staff Psychologist, ABPP Board Certified in Clinical Psychology

  • Licensed Psychologist
Practice Locations
  • Central Office
  • Central Presbyterian Church - Waxahachie
Life Stages
  • College, Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Seniors, 65+ years
  • Couples
Areas of Focus
  • Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity and self-image
  • Life changes/transitions
  • Testing and assessments
  • English
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
  • Master of Science. in Clinical Psychology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
  • Master of Art in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena California


Historically, our society has maintained some unhealthy expectations of what it means to be successful. Even though most people will, at some point in their life, encounter difficulties that would benefit from external counsel, many of us still feel uncomfortable expressing a need for help. But if you didn't already know this‚ seeking out help is an act of courage, a leap of faith. By doing so you are taking responsibility for your life in a way that many do not. This act will not only benefit you, but also your community, and maybe even begin to transform our society for the better.

As a psychologist, my goal is to help people learn healthy and adaptive ways to cope with the challenges of life. Through this process I assist my clients in developing greater insight into their own psychological needs, strategies to tend to their past emotional wounds, and resources to make peace with their painful and/or anxious feelings. Although, at times, challenging, this process can be life changing, and I consider it a distinct privilege to be able to join people along this journey.

Garrett L. Woods, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and serves as the director of training for The Center. He completed his doctorate at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California where he studied both clinical psychology and Christian theology. His clinical practice includes providing psychotherapy, psychological evaluations, and supervision.

Additional areas of focus:

ADHD/autism/developmental testing

Anger management
Coping with divorce, blended families
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Diagnostic testing
Domestic violence recovery
Educational testing
Faith and spirituality
Grief and loss
Guilt and shame
Identity and self-image
Life changes/transitions
Marriage, couples
Relationship issues
Sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse
Stress management
Testing and assessments