Heidi Woods, PMHNP-BC

Behavioral & Mental Health, Psychiatry

Practices In: Chicago, Naperville
Patients Seen: Adults

I have been work­ing in the health­care field for the last 25 years. I have expe­ri­ence work­ing in both inpa­tient and out­pa­tient set­tings in coun­sel­ing, have 20 years expe­ri­ence work­ing as a reg­is­tered nurse in areas of crit­i­cal care and home care includ­ing hos­pice, and have expe­ri­ence work­ing as a psy­chi­atric nurse prac­ti­tion­er in the out­pa­tient set­ting. My goal is to pro­vide opti­mal and respect­ful care through pro­vid­ing both coun­sel­ing and med­ica­tion man­age­ment to my clients. My belief is that med­ica­tion, as part of the treat­ment plan, is a cane, not a wheel­chair.” Med­ica­tion can be an inte­gral part of treat­ment but, ther­a­py and coun­sel­ing, and skill build­ing is the foun­da­tion of mak­ing sig­nif­i­cant life changes. Life is a com­pli­cat­ed jour­ney in which we can be both a wit­ness and part­ner to allow peo­ple to reach their full poten­tial. I look for­ward to work­ing with you!

Awards & Accolades
BS Cum Laude, 1987 BSN Magna Cum Laude, 2008 MSN Summa Cum Laude, 2022 Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, 2022 2020
Clinical Interests

ADD, ADHD, Adjust­ment Dis­or­der, Ado­les­cent Issues, Ado­les­cent Men­tal Health, Adult Attach­ment Dis­or­ders, Affect Dis­or­der, Aging, Anx­i­ety, Anx­i­ety & Pan­ic Attacks, Bipo­lar Dis­or­der, Child Abuse, Chron­ic Med­ical Ill­ness­es, Combat/​Civilian PTSD/​Trauma, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Death/​Terminal Ill­ness, Demen­tia, Depres­sion, Eat­ing Dis­or­ders, Gen­er­al­ized Anx­i­ety Dis­or­der, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ Men­tal Health, Life Tran­si­tions, Matu­ri­ty Issues/​Life Skills, Med­ica­tion Management/​Medical Adher­ence, Mood Dis­or­ders, Obses­sive Com­pul­sive Dis­or­der, Pal­lia­tive Care/​End of Life Care, Post Trau­mat­ic Stress Dis­or­der, Psy­chot­ic Thought Dis­or­ders, Race-based Stress, Rela­tion­ships, Self-Esteem, Stress, Stress Man­age­ment, Sui­cide, Thought Dis­or­ders, Trauma.

Personal Interests

Trav­el­ing, knit­ting, spin­ning, read­ing and going for walks.

Sigma Theta Tau AANP
Saint Mary's College Graduation Date: 1987 Degree: Bachelor's Degree
College of DuPage Graduation Date: 2003 Degree: ADN
Herzing University Graduation Date: 2003 Degree: MSN