Psychological Testing, ADHD Evaluations, ADHD Testing, Learning Disability Evaluations, Mood Disorders, Alcohol and Drug Addiction, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy
Gina Z. Woodford, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the psychology field for over 25 years. Early on, she decided to pursue a calling of giving back and helping others. She grew up in the midwest and Billings, MT. In search of warmer climes, pursued her undergraduate degree at UC Santa Barbara, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She earned her master's and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology at The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Her doctoral thesis centered upon the attributional styles of individuals with mood disorders, during which time she interviewed around 100 individuals for her research.
Practicum training was completed at Jary Barreto Crisis Center, San Diego, working with adults in crisis. She completed two internship training programs: an outpatient clinic with children, adolescents, and their families at South Bay Guidance Center in Chula Vista; and inpatient treatment with child and adults at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Woodford completed elective practicum trainings in neuropsychological testing at the VA San Diego Health Care Center, and at a preschool for children with developmental disorders at the San Diego Center for Children. She worked in psychiatric research at UC San Diego for 5 years focusing on mood disorders and light treatment for women at different point in their reproductive cycle. While living in Dallas, Texas, she worked for Vericare, providing psychotherapy and evaluation services to adults in nursing homes.
She has worked in private practice, and at Psychiatric Centers of San Diego. Dr. Woodford is married, and has two teenage children. She enjoys artistic hobbies such as painting, and making soap, as well as reading, watching, movies, and going for walks.