Makeda Woods-Deans, LMSW

Clinician Bio

About my approach (style) to therapy…

Healing begins with taking time to understand your specific challenges and needs. I integrate multiple models specifically catered to your needs and values. This includes but is not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialect behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and life coaching. I have two masters; Human Service and Counseling with the focus of marriage and family and Social Work. I’ve worked with youth in residential placement, run away youth, teens with behavioral challenges. Ive provided psychotherapy to those dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, mood disorders and personality disorders.

I enjoy working with all age groups children, teens, young adults, individuals and family.

I enjoy going to amusement parks, hiking, painting and taking road trips. I am a big believer in self care and enjoying the present moment. Life can be challenging. It is important to take time and enjoy the moments. We don’t have to solve all our problems right now; just figure out how to be happy in the moment. ​

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    Therapy Approaches:
    • Coaching
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Person-Centered (Rogerian)
    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
    • Trauma Therapy
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Adolescent Issues
    • Anger Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar
    • Burnout
    • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
    • Depression
    • Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence
    • Incarceration and Reentry
    • Job Stress
    • Panic
    • Personal Growth
    • Personality Disorders
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Psychosis and Schizophrenia
    • Racial Identity
    • Self-Esteem
    • Stress
    • Suicidal Thoughts
    Phone: 959-210-6800
    Meeting Options:
    • Telehealth
    Age Range:
    • Children (0-12)
    • Teens (13-17)
    • Adults (18+)
    • Adults (65+)
    New York
    New Jersey
    • Sliding Scale
    • Self Pay Options / Out of Network