Licensed Psychologist serving San Francisco.

Dr. Woodruff is a licensed psychologist serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Using evidence-based treatment approaches, she provides a safe, collaborative, and compassionate space to promote psychological health and well-being. Dr. Woodruff specializes in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and body image and eating disorders for adults, teens, and families.  

 

 

About Dr. Woodruff

Dr. Woodruff is a licensed psychologist specializing in treatment of anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, and body image and eating disorders. She works primarily with adults, teens, and their families. Dr. Woodruff earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas and trained at Stanford University where she specialized in the treatment of young adults and developed expertise in working with eating disorders, members of the LGBT community, and substance abuse.

Dr. Woodruff is one of the few therapists in San Francisco who is certified in Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders, also known as Maudsley therapy (for details, refer to the "Services" section of this website). She provides consultation, outreach services, and educational seminars to the community, schools, and graduate students training to be psychotherapists. 

Training and Professional Affiliations: 

  • Certified in Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders
  • Pre-doctoral internship at Stanford University
  • Postdoctoral Residency at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA specializing in co-occurring eating disorders and chemical dependency
  • Specialization in marriage and family therapy and child and adolescent development in her PhD program
  • PhD dissertation grant award recipient in graduate school
  • Supervision of graduate students in the practice of psychotherapy and teaching classes to undergraduate and PhD students in psychology
  • Membership chair of the San Francisco Psychological Association
  • Executive board Member of Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc. of Marin
  • Past membership chair of Marin County Psychological Association
  • Lead Clinician at The Healthy Teen Project
  • Member of the American and California Psychological Associations

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is therapy right for me?

Therapy is right for you if you are seeking greater self-awareness and insight, looking for new, creative solutions to life's problems, and learning healthy, effective ways of coping with the difficulties life inevitably presents. If you're not sure whether therapy is right for you but are considering seeking help, I encourage you to schedule a free phone consultation with me so we can discuss this in detail.

What should I expect in the first session?

I view the first session as an opportunity to learn about why you are seeking therapy for you, your family, your child, or adolescent and to discuss preliminary goals for treatment. The first session is also an opportunity for you to assess whether my therapeutic style feels like a good fit and to ask any questions you may have about me and my treatment approach. We will also discuss payment, cancellation, and in-between session contact.

Do you accept insurance?

I am an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies. I can provide you with a "superbill" on a monthly basis that you can submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company directly with questions about your coverage.

If your insurance does not cover out-of-network providers, you may be able to pay for therapy out of your pre-tax income using an HSA or FSA account.

Is therapy confidential?

Generally speaking, the confidentiality of all communication between a client and psychotherapist is protected by law. Information may only be disclosed with written consent directly from the client or their guardian. There are exceptions to this rule, including:

  • Suspected child abuse, dependent adult or elder abuse.
  • If the client threatens serious bodily harm to another person.
  • If the client intends to harm themselves.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept payment by cash, check, or credit card.