Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for evening and weekend appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Pet loss bereavement
College mental health
Stacie Woodland is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the East Village of New York City. She has deep expertise in the areas of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, pet loss, and compassion fatigue among social workers and those who care for animals.
Stacie specializes in helping clients recover from childhood trauma. She integrates mindfulness practices and supportive therapy to allow clients to express their emotions and overcome complex, developmental trauma. She is highly passionate about creating a safe space to provide psychoeducation and help clients work through deep-seated emotions in a productive way.
Additionally, Stacie specializes in working with clients who have experienced the loss of a pet, aiding in the grieving and recovery process to allow for a sense of closure. She also works extensively with individuals experiencing compassion fatigue, including social workers who have worked closely with victims of trauma, veterinarians, and animal shelter workers. She has given trainings and talks at animal shelters and is an advocate for mental health among this community.
In addition to her private practice, Stacie is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Touro College in New York City. She has also provided trainings on trauma, psychological development, and borderline personality disorders to non-profit organizations across the New York City area. Stacie received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University, and her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Dance from Hampshire College, where she conducted research on eating disorders in dancers for her thesis.
Childhood trauma – Coping and healing from traumatic childhood events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Pet loss bereavement – Managing feelings due to the death or loss of a pet; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Compassion fatigue – Managing stress resulting from the caregiving environments and emotional challenges from caring for others
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
College mental health – Support navigating school-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and work-life balance
Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Eating disorders – Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Personality disorders – Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self harm – Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Stacie is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $150/session (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $120 - $150 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Stacie can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"I create a safe, non judgmental space where you can explore feelings of shame, sadness and anger. I take an active approach in your treatment rather than be a passive observer."
Treatment approachesJungian TherapyThe goal of Jungian therapy is to bring awareness to both the conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, such that clients can move beyond symptom relief to create lasting change in relationships and emotional development. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Humanistic TherapyThe aim of humanistic therapy is to help individuals develop a stronger, healthier sense of self, and to access and understand one's feelings to help gain a sense of meaning in life. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
New York University, MSW, 2003
Hampshire College, BA