Shemika Brooks-Woods, Psy.D., CGP, AGPA-F

Assistant Director of Group Programming

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I joined the JHU Homewood Counseling Center and the Blue Jay staff in 2017. Prior, I engaged in clinical work in a variety of college/university counseling centers, as well as community agencies serving children and adolescents, couples, and families. I conceptualize primarily through a psychodynamic lens, and take an integrative approach to work in therapy — incorporating techniques from feminist, mindfulness, family/systems, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. My clinical interests include group psychotherapy; social justice, equity, and intercultural awareness; outreach; work with couples and families; first-generation and limited income (FLI) student experiences; issues of child abuse, neglect, and permanency; interpersonal trauma and recovery; identity development; women’s issues; and the care of Black-and other minoritized identity-holding individuals. I am a proud alumna of Spelman College, where I completed a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Psychology and Philosophy as a double major. I then went on to earn a Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine, immediately followed by a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. I have since become a Maryland-licensed and PSYPACT authorized psychologist, a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA-F).

Outside of work, I enjoy crocheting; spending time with family members and friends (especially babies!); and fellowship with my personal, professional, and spiritual networks.