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Dry Woods


I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in Maryland and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). My current practice is based at the H.E.A.L. Refugee Health & Asylum Collaborative where I work primarily with asylum seekers that are survivors of torture and trauma. 

I also have a limited number of counseling spots available for additional children, adolescents and adults that are refugees, asylum seekers, torture survivors and immigrants. I also have counseling spots reserved for LGBTQ+ people of color. 

My clinical work is informed by individual, community, and systemic approaches that center our collective need for liberation, connection, and joy in a world fractured by war, persecution, racism and other forms of violence and oppression. 
I draw from relational gestalt, narrative, and somatic approaches that are trauma-informed and culturally-responsive. I also integrate expressive arts, sand tray, play, nature, and other creative modalities with clients of all ages. 


Basic Principle #1

Trust is earned, never assumed. Mistrust of counseling systems often stems from a place of wisdom and experience and the onus is on the counseling profession to repair the harm caused by health and wellness systems, especially in marginalized communities.

Counseling Services

Focus Areas: 

Trauma, Torture, Grief & Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Migration, Acculturation, Gender & Sexuality


Individual, Couples, Family 


Elders (65+), Adults, Adolescents / Teenagers, Children 


I provide services virtually and in person in Baltimore, M.D.

I also provide counseling through the following organizations:

  • Intercultural Counseling Connection for adult asylum seekers, refugees, and other forced migrants in the greater Baltimore area. Counseling services through the Connection network are provided for free (pro bono) or under reimbursement through Medical Assistance (Medicaid). There is no charge to the client.

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Therapy: About Me

Past Experience

Select Clinical / Counseling Positions

Aug 2018 – May 2019

Whitman Walker Health

Provided individual & group counseling in outpatient setting with an expertise in LGBTQ care; Developed and co-facilitated peer support group for LGBTQ refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants

Aug 2018 – May 2019

George Washington University Community Counseling Services Center

Provided weekly supervision and oversight to masters-level clinicians working closely with clinic staff and internship instructors

Aug 2017 – May 2018

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

Provided individual and group counseling for issues related to trauma, grief, and loss in outpatient setting and elementary and high schools; Provided crisis support and early intervention bereavement counseling at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Sept 2014 – Jun 2015

George Washington University Community Counseling Services Center

Provided individual adult counseling for issues including sexual trauma, depression, and anxiety

Sept 2014 – Jun 2015

International Cultural Center

Provided individual counseling for refugee and immigrant adolescents and adults; Provided psycho-social support group for incarcerated Muslim adults enrolled in addiction treatment


Joe Gorin, Psy.D & Associates

Conducted forensic trauma evaluations under supervision of Dr. Gorin

Education & Training

PhD in Counseling (2020)

George Washington University, Washington DC

MA in Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Studies (2012)

New York University, New York, NY

Additional Trainings

Advanced Sand Therapy Training & Supervision  (Ongoing)

Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate & Supervision (In Progress)

Nature - Based Expressive Arts Practitioner Certificate Program (In Progress)

Using the Oaklander Model: Three Part Gestalt Workshop for Child and Adolescent Therapists (2021)


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