Tina Woods is Unungax (Aleut) originally from Saint Paul Island, Alaska, and Chamorro from the Island of Guam. She is a licensed Clinical-Community psychologist with a Rural Indigenous Emphasis from the Universities of Alaska Anchorage, and Fairbanks and Senior Director of Community & Behavioral Services for Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida).
She respectfully blends both Western science and Indigenous practices based on teachings from Elders. Dr. Woods brings ‘lived experience’ and leverages such experience in combination with science for teaching others about trauma-informed care. She strongly believes in going upstream with prevention efforts to make a significant difference for future generations. Dr. Woods is passionate about holding healing space for helping people heal themselves through culturally responsive treatment infusing culture and tribal values as the foundation.
She is a Tanadgusix (TDX) Scholarship Foundation Board Member, DeWolf Kellog Trust Committee Member, Leah J. Petersen Legacy Committee Member, Alaska Tribal Fellowship in Rural Health Psychology Member, and Recover Alaska Operations Council Member. She enjoys traveling with her family, meeting new people and building authentic relationships, walking, and pretending to be a runner!