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Buffy T. Wooten, Ph.D.

Gina Lang, Ph.D.

Pam Barnes-Palty, Psy.D.

Toni Ford, LAC

Mimi Rodriguez, LCSW

Judith Levin, MS, APRN, RNP, CNS.

We believe emotional healing is absolutely possible, dialectics are central, and collaboration is necessary, beneficial, and fruitful.

About Us

About Us

Wooten & Associates, PLC is a private group practice providing psychological services. Inside our practice are compassionate therapists with years of qualified experience and training in sound clinical practice. While we each have our own specialized training and area of expertise, we work as collaborators, working together in supervision and community service programs to sharpen and enhance our skills. Having developed a strong clinical training program for new and early career clinicians, we strengthen our practice and our commitment to professionalism and ethical practice. Internal consultation functions to provide support and collective wisdom for the many dynamic presentations and critical needs we face as helpers. Every patient benefits from the collective wisdom of the group while skillful and ethical practice is maintained.
Our group consists of licensed psychologists, licensed associate counselors, post-graduate and pre-doctoral graduate student therapists. Associate therapists are developing therapeutic skills for the treatment of trauma-based disorders including Dialectical Behavior Therapy and exposure interventions. Graduate level students participate by observing associates, conducting evaluations and therapy under the supervision of our licensed providers. Graduate students afford us the opportunity to provide therapy on a sliding scale to those without adequate coverage for doctoral level interventions. This is an important contribution to the ongoing development of astutely trained clinicians.

Expanding Our Reach

Wooten & Associates understands that our special clinical services can help far more than those who might come to our office for care. We are seeking good opportunities to extend our services to the community and are doing so through partnerships with community mental health agencies and non-profit organizations. We currently provide all levels of clinical support to Arizona Womens Recovery Center and  South Phoenix Healthy Start. We are excited to offer psychotherapy to populations that are not able to secure this level of care otherwise, while at the same time exposing our clinical psychology trainees to a population that has a great need for psychological interventions. We join both of these agencies in their mission to restore and preserve families and support their strong and passionate pursuit of a life worth living. Through these partnerships we are able to also offer the quality therapeutic service, driven by DBT principles, to sites who otherwise are unable to provide this level of care and supervision. Please call the office to learn how to receive  these services or how to partner with us to build up your clinical offerings. 

Meet The Team

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Buffy T. Wooten, Ph.D.

Gina Lang Ph.D

Gina Lang, Ph.D

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Pam Barnes-Palty, Psy.D.

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Our Training Program


Learn more about our program

for early career therapists and

graduate level students. 

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Judith Levin, MS, APRN, RNP, CNS

Toni Ford, LAC

Toni Ford, LAC


Mimi Rodriguez, LCSW

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