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Psychiatry for Extreme Athletes

Gary Woods, M.D. has over a decade of experience counseling and boosting the performance of extreme athletes.

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Clinical practice

For over a decade, Gary Woods, M.D. has been providing counseling and psychiatric services to extreme athletes from across the globe. His approach is supportive, compassionate, and athletes will leave with new tools to bigger, faster and more extreme than ever before.

Combining the latest scientific research in the field of psychiatric with clinical experience and his own extreme sport background, Dr. Woods prescribes the perfect medication to take your life to the next level.

Dr. Woods is based out of Santa Cruz, California - a world renown hub for extreme sports. He treats surfers, kiteboarders, windsurfers, skydivers, skateboarders, wing-suiters, base jumpers and more.

The centrally-located office is a calming and safe environment. If you have the adrenaline-shakes after an epic session and need stop by, we are here from 10am to 8pm on weekdays. Available on weekends by appointment.

Our approach



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Using the latest evidence-based techniques, scientific instruments and compassionate conversation, Dr. Woods will determine the root cause of your issues.

Whether you need the perfect medication, or simply psychological tools to cope with massive adrenaline dumps, Dr. Woods will prescribe your fix.

We want to get you back out in the action as soon as possible. You'll be going bigger and getting more air than ever before. 

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Dr. Gary Woods is licensed and fully insured in the state of California.