Caleb Wood, PsyD

Staff Psychologist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Dr. Wood is a staff psychologist at the Lindner Center of HOPE and serves in the outpatient and residential programs. He provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults, and specializes in mood disorders, behavioral disorders, developmental disorders (primarily Autism Spectrum Disorders), and trauma disorders. In treatment, he primarily utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, but also incorporates facets of many others, including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused CBT (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Strengths-based approaches, and Play Therapy. Dr. Wood has clinical experience with most diagnoses and prioritizes implementing a collaborative and patient-focused approach to treatment.

Dr. Wood earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015 from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship and APA accredited internship at Talbert House in Cincinnati, Ohio, during which time he worked in the school-based services at Princeton Community Middle School and High School, adolescent psychological testing center, and adult outpatient program. After earning his independent license, Dr. Wood was appointed the director of the APA accredited internship program and psychological testing center, as well as the clinical supervisor for various psychology interns and practicum students.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, he worked as a clinical psychologist at Lebanon Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio. While there, Dr. Wood provided therapy for male inmates presenting with myriad diagnoses and symptoms, offered crisis management services, conducted suicide risk assessments, and offered brief psychological interventions for inmates in segregated housing.

Dr. Wood has been involved in research studies about social motivation and other social behaviors with additional emphasis on the oxytocin system and Autism Spectrum Disorders, which have been presented at multiple conferences and annual meetings in California, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Spain. He also was a co-author on a related scientific article about mouse strains and testing paradigms used in the social behavior research that was published in Brain and Behavior.

Presentation Topics:

  • Mindfulness – Meaning, Techniques, and Its Use in Treatment
  • Trauma and Its Impacts on Functioning
  • Using Play in Treatment
  • Basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • 2005-2009 B.A. Psychology, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS
  • 2010-2012 M.A. Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
  • 2012-2015 PsyD Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

Internship and Residencies:

  • 2014-2015 APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship, Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH

Licensure and Certification:

  • 2018 Ohio State Board of Psychology, License #P.07688