Trauma and CPTSD Therapist

Kristi Wood

LICSW MSW PIP

About Kristi

Kristi is a Birmingham, Alabama native. Kristi was awarded her Bachelors and Masters degree in social work from the University of Alabama. After graduating she was awarded her clinical practitioners and independent practitioners license from the state.

Kristi has almost a decade of experience working with adults in multiple clinical practice settings. Kristi enjoys working with all kinds of people. Her specializations include substance abuse treatment, chronic illness management, and trauma psychotherapy.

Kristi has a passion for learning and continues to expand her educational base in order to meet each individual patient’s need. Kristi is trained in EMDR and Brainspotting.

Kristi incorporates CBT, attachment based therapy, IFS and eclectic therapies into her practice. Kristi believes that each client is unique and personalizes her treatment plans to each individual. When working with Kristi you can expect a safe space where you will be respected and encouraged to access your own strengths your own potential for growth and healing.

Outside of the therapy office Kristi enjoys reading, exercising, spending time with family, engaging socially with others, and Alabama Football. She loves to travel and strives to create work life balance.

“Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.”

― Bessel A. van der Kolk,
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

“Beneath the surface of the protective parts of trauma survivors there exists an undamaged essence, a Self that is confident, curious, and calm, a Self that has been sheltered from destruction by the various protectors that have emerged in their efforts to ensure survival. Once those protectors trust that it is safe to separate, the Self will spontaneously emerge, and the parts can be enlisted in the healing process.”

― Bessel A. van der Kolk,
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”

― Peter Levine