… because experience matters!
Rocio Woody is a Licensed Bilingual Psychotherapist and she is here to support you
on your journey to mental and emotional well-being.
Rocio Woody is a Licensed Bilingual Psychotherapist and she is here to support you on your journey to mental and emotional well-being.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to my website. As you are considering scheduling an appointment, I would like to provide you with basic information about me and my practice.
I am a Latina immigrant, a native Spanish speaker, and a naturalized United States Citizen since 1987. After learning English as a Second Language at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), I graduated from the University of Georgia (UGA), undergraduate and graduate school, with the highest academic honors. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years of education and practical experience which are the foundation of my clinical practice.
I passionately believe that the difference between a good and an excellent mental health professional is their ability to be genuine and to feel a profound sense of empathy, care, and respect for the patients and their families under their care. I am committed to providing you with excellence in every aspect of your clinical consultation. I specialize in forensic behavioral health, addictions and marital counseling, and in working with immigrant populations.
I am able to provide you with an individualized approach that utilizes the best available tools including psychodynamic therapies, and psychopharmacology referrals when appropriate. I have a deep understanding of multicultural and immigrant hardships and their impact on mental health. Over the past three decades, I have acquired experience working with immigrant populations struggling with behavioral health problems, marital issues, and addiction disorders related to the hardships the family’s immigration status places on them.
In 1995, I founded The Road to Recovery, Inc., a culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health practice and a center for excellence in mental health education for some of the best universities in the nation. At The Road to Recovery, Inc, we provide mental health services to Accountability Courts (DUI Court, Drug Courts, Pre-Trial Diversion, and Compliance Courts), the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), the Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV), the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) DUI Intervention Program, and the Department of Driver Services (DDS) Risk Reduction Program since 1991. Additionally, I was the first Hispanic DUI Instructor in the State of Georgia (1991) and I have been a DUI Clinical Evaluator registered with the DBHDD since 1997. I am approved to conduct DUI clinical evaluations for DUI cases in Georgia and Out-of-State DUI cases.
At my private practice, Rocio D. Woody LLC, I provide professional psychological services to immigrant, minority, and underserved populations in-person and through doxy.me, a HIPAA and HITECH secure web-based telehealth system. My approach is solution-focused psychotherapy and short-term cognitive behavioral therapy to assist you with life’s challenges including overcoming addictive behaviors and substance abuse, changing unhealthy habits, and managing mood disorders. I offer you the most comprehensive psychosocial evaluations, directly in English or Spanish, including all psychometric testing, a comprehensive clinical evaluation report, and expert witness testimony for immigration cases.
My experience includes conducting clinical psychosocial evaluations for cases related to Victims of Crime (U-Visa), Victims of Domestic Abuse (VAWA), Victims of Trafficking (T-Visa), Extreme Hardship cases (Waivers), Cancellations of Deportation, Humanitarian/Political Asylum, Adam Walsh Act, and Good Moral Character among other immigration-related mental health conditions with individuals and families from over 78 countries including Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.
When it comes to your emotional and mental well-being, consider an expert mental health professional who works for you and who cares about you and your family. I invite you to look through my website, follow me on social media for updates and advice, and to visit www.rdtorecovery.com to learn more about our professional services. Please, feel free to call me or e-mail me with any questions that you may have.
Thank you and have a blessed day!
Although most agree that traditional therapy, in-person, is still better, professionals also agree that some help is better than none, and if online therapy will motivate you to seek needed help; then, it is a positive innovation in the practice of psychology.
Today’s technology has provided a means to access culturally and linguistically competent, highly specialized mental health services to populations once significantly underserved.
With access to internet, a patient seeking professional psychotherapy can benefit from individual counseling, psychosocial evaluations, and immigration diagnostic evaluations from anywhere in Georgia, the United States and most places in the world. Secure data transmission and patient privacy is a top priority. We utilize state-of-the-art security and encryption protocols, making Doxy.me compliant with HIPAA and HITECH requirements.
Please, download Google Chrome to schedule a confidential appointment via doxy.me. We ask you to please secure good internet connectivity and to have a private and quite place to conduct a virtual therapy session.
Are you seeking expert professional counseling? Look no further! At Rocio D. Woody LLC, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality mental health care services. Our team of experienced clinic specialists is here to guide you on your path to optimal mental and emotional health.
I am a nationally and internationally recognized presenter and public policy consultant on matters related to cultural sensitivity, addictions, and mental health.
As a published author, I have been a regular guest speaker for CNN in Español; Univision-34 Atlanta, Univision Miami, and Telemundo Atlanta and I am honored to have participated in the 2009 CNN Special: Latino in America. I have also been a regular guest in national and international radio including Spanish radio stations in the United States and abroad.
My clinical and experiential contributions have been featured in state and national publications including the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Mundo Hispanico, Hispanic Magazine, Peachtree Papers, Northside Woman and Atlanta Woman Magazine among many others.
In 2011, Addiction Professional Magazine and The Help Starts Here Magazine, both national publications based on Washington D.C. covered my work and professional expertise, including the positive impact of my workshops and seminars which combine clinical skills training, effective communication, motivational interview, treatment, and after-care planning.
My seminars and in-service trainings are an excellent tool to break down cultural barriers, improve communication and are particularly effective for improving overall understanding of mental health issues, addictions, and cultural awareness.