Barbara Woods, LCSW (TX), ACSW

Professionals Program Director

Barbara Woods, LCSW (TX), ACSW, has worked in the field of mental health for 35 years. She has specialized in the field of substance dependence and co-occurring disorders having served both as a Primary Counselor, Admissions Director and Director of Clinical Services in a number of residential drug and alcohol treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals across the U.S. In addition, she has worked as an EAP in the Workplace Services department for a major managed care organization and was EAP for Southwest Airlines and UPS. She is also a trained interventionist.

Prior to coming to Casa Palmera, Ms. Woods served for a number of years as National Director of Marketing for Valley Hope Association. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Rehabilitation from Troy University, and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. In addition, she received specialized training and certification from Rutgers University in the field of substance abuse. This blend of direct service, supervision and senior management responsibility, managed care and national marketing expertise brings a unique benefit to Casa Palmera. She also serves as consultant to treatment centers regarding best practices for treatment and discharge planning for airline pilots and other personnel.

Barbara is one of twenty five board members of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Professionals (NAATP) and was recently elected to serve on the Executive Committee. She actively participates on industry committees, board meetings and task force to ensure that those in need of treatment are provided the best possible care.