My name is Jacqueline (Jacqui) Woods and I am the founder of Pacific Trauma Treatment Center. I offer a unique therapeutic approach which combines cutting edge, evidenced based protocols with advanced and very effective holistic healing practices. When combined, I have found that these two approaches significantly reduce mental health symptoms while also allowing for a deeper transformational experience.
After receiving my BA in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 1991, I decided to postpone graduate school for a while and study holistic forms of healing. I was very interested in the Body- Mind-Spirit Connection and wanted to understand how the emotional experiences we go through affect us on every other level. I also wanted to know what made it possible for people to truly heal and sensed that talk therapy was only one level of what needed to be addressed.
During this decade long adventure I had a private practice in holistic body work where I applied a variety of body centric therapies to help client’s heal physically, emotionally, energetically and attain a deeper sense of internal balance. I became certified in multiple key alternative healing practices including Deep Tissue Massage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Somato-Emotional Release Therapy, and Pranic Healing. I also became certified as a pre and post-partum Doula and explored Shamanism and other Intuitive Arts. Much of my studies came through an incredible teacher and healer who trained me in advanced meditation and healing techniques and taught me a great deal about how we evolve as humans and how to raise our conscious awareness.
I returned to school and received a Masters of Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2000 from Antioch University. My training and work as a therapist over the last 20 years has served to greatly enrich my knowledge base and bring my work with clients into sharp focus. I have become certified in multiple Evidenced Based Protocols which are scientifically proven to greatly reduce, and often resolve, the symptoms they are designed to address. Today in my private practice I combine holistic healing practices with these evidenced based protocols in order to provide my client’s with a healing experience that is rich, multi-layered and effective.
The Evidenced Based Protocols I use most often to help clients heal are:
A trauma specific specialty training offered by the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD). This protocol is the leading evidenced based modality for PTSD, and new research has also found it to be incredibly efficacious for the treatment of depression.
ART is a cutting edge evidenced based protocol that fosters rapid recovery by changing how the brain stores traumatic memories and imagery. This treatment protocol incorporates memory visualization techniques that are enhanced by the use of horizontal eye movements as well as memory reconsolidation (the way in which new information is incorporated into existing memories). ART helps clients desensitize and replace difficult images, feelings, and sensations with positive, empowering and strengthening images, and it usually produces a significant reduction in symptoms in as little as 1-3 sessions. ART can be used to treat physical, sexual and emotional Abuse, bullying, phobias, OCD, depression, anxiety, addictions, anger management issues, grief, panic attacks, fear of public speaking, fear of test taking, and much more.
An evidenced based modality used to treat trauma and trauma related substance abuse in adolescents and adults.