Stephanie McWoods


Stephanie McWoods

LCSW 100307

Physical Location
1941 Jackson St Suite 17
Oakland CA 94612
United States of America


As a therapist I aim to provide a space that is beautiful, safe, and healing for folks who have few said spaces in the world.¬† I aim to challenge the status quo, -isms, and White Supremacy.¬† I have spent many of my years living and surviving in these oppressive systems that were not created for me or my people.¬† In learning to adapt and “succeed” in these systems that do not appreciate nor nourish my spirit I have transitioned to¬†unapologetically¬†making space for myself and thriving.¬† I found that in being unapologetically me I have no limits to my abilities, dreams, or connections.¬† In my work with clients, I invite them to take the leap of letting go of socially constructed views of how they should be or exist and rather settle into what they desire and what works for them.¬† I believe life can be easy and liberating when we step outside of these oppressive and limiting systems.

‚ÄčI encourage clients to live their best lives¬†unapologetically¬†and¬†ruthlessly.¬† I support clients with addressing trauma, emotional hang-ups, anxiety, depression, as well as celebrating the journey to self-discovery and re-centering.

‚ÄčSince 2017, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those who identify as BIPOC, Queer, Gender Non Conforming, or Trans dealing with challenging life experiences. My client’s well-being is a priority, and I go above and beyond to support them through their obstacles.¬†

‚ÄčI work with individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. I help to restore relational balance and authenticity. I provide a healing space that is welcoming to those who hold marginalized identities. My style is direct, collaborative, conversational and affirming. I use a decolonized, social justice oriented lens and focus on race-based trauma and historical trauma.¬† I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.

Practitioner Education & Credentials

Degree Title: Masters in Social Work
License Info: CA LCSW 100307

My Groups

  • Selfishly Emerge Empowered

    This six-week workshop is for people who are discovering themselves and learning new ways to exist in the world. This is also for folks ready […]

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Practitioner Type
  • Psychologist
  • Distance/Video Treatment
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family Problems
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marriage
  • Pregnancy/Birthing
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women‚Äôs Concerns
Client Demographics Ethnicity
Adults, Families, Couples
Languages spoken in addition to English
Belief Orientation