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Dr. Jessica Wood, Psy.D. completed her Masters and Doctorate degrees at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Missouri. Dr. Wood has 15 years of experience in the field of psychology and therapy. Her professional experiences include a variety of clinical settings including working with various ages in outpatient community mental health, working with adolescents and their families in an outpatient substance abuse program, and working with children and adolescents in a residential setting. The adolescent residential treatment setting is where Dr. Wood has spent the last 12 years of her professional career working and possesses a wealth of expertise in providing individual, family, and group therapy for those clients in need. In her practice, Dr. Wood utilizes a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral strategies, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, DBT skill building, and trauma-focused interventions, to name a few, as well as other, more client-centered approaches. She believes that it is important to meet clients where they are at and incorporate a therapeutic approach best suited for each individual, rather than a “one-size fits all” approach. Dr. Wood has experience working with a variety of challenges, such as behavioral issues, self-harm, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, attachment and trauma based disorders, family systems issues, and relationship challenges. Dr. Wood believes that every person has the ability to heal, grow and experience joy in life, and she finds great fulfillment in being able to be a support to her clients in walking the journey to healing with them. In her free time, Dr. Wood enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children doing anything that involves play and enjoying the outdoors! She loves to spend time going to restaurants with friends, reading a good book, and watching the occasional Hallmark movie. Dr. Wood is not currently accepting new patients.