Melissa WoodM.S., LPC-S

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Availability

In Central Time

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

We will periodically look back at the hopes you had for your future self when we began therapy. We will look at the goals you set for yourself and determine if those goals have been met or if you want to re-word them to be more finely tuned as you progress. We may use some measurement tools as well to help us determine a reduction in symptoms such as anxiety or depression. As you progress in therapy, you will notice more days than before when you are in a positive state of mind. You will likely be able to feel the emotional heaviness from before lighten in intensity and/or frequency. As you meet the goals that you set for yourself, we will reduce the frequency of our sessions at a pace you are comfortable with until your graduation from therapy.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

It is most important to me that you feel emotionally safe to be open with me about your experiences and the inner thoughts and feelings you have about those experiences and about yourself. Being vulnerable can feel risky. I commit to you that I will at no time judge you or your past. I will be your ally in exploring together how to move forward toward a happier future that you get to choose. The commitment I ask of you is that you brave feeling vulnerable enough to get the full benefit out of therapy.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

All of us have internal and life situation struggles. We have a choice how to respond. Choosing therapy is about choosing our own pursuit of happiness. You will be in charge of what aspects of your life you want to improve. These objectives that you determine will lead us in therapy to decide goals that will guide our sessions. Our discussions in therapy will be led by my training, experience, and evidenced based therapy practices. Our time together will be a judgement-free zone. You are the expert on you and your life and together we will explore your best path forward toward happiness. If you had a loved one struggling through your current feelings or circumstances, you would want them to receive whatever help support you could find for them. It is time for you to care about your future self enough to get them that support now. Choose to take that first step forward.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$139

First Session

$180

Family Therapy

$180

Couples Therapy

$139

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Existential Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Family Systems Theory

The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy

Licensure

TX, LPC, 17330

Education

M.S., Counseling and Development, Texas Woman's University

Work History

2020-Current: CEO/ Clinical Supervisor of Generations Counseling Center, PLLC. My duties include the supervision of LPC Interns and other fully licensed therapists as well as providing therapy to my own caseload of clients. Our clients are members of all generations of families; children, adolescents, adults and Senior Citizens. We provide counseling to individuals, couples (including pre-marital counseling), and families.. We specialize in family preservation and reunification. 2002- 2020 : Senior Vice President at Children's Hope when I led the therapy and social work aspects of our programs. I supervised the Clinical Director of each program, guiding them in case management decisions and therapy direction. I consulted weekly with each Clinical Team of Therapists and Social Workers regarding treatment planning and on interventions for the Clinical Team and Caregivers to use in the treatment of trauma that our clients had experienced. I also maintained a small caseload, providing therapy to adolescents and their parents and other family members. 2000-2002: Therapist at Buckner Children and Family Services. My responsibilities there included treatment planning and facilitating individual, group, and family therapy for children in the foster care system that were living on a group home campus. I met with the children's house parents weekly to consult about behavioral interventions and parenting techniques. I advocated for the children and adolescent's best care and was the liaison between my agency and other agencies that the child was involved with such as the school system, CASA, juvenile justice, and CPS. 1999-2000: Internship at the Women's Center of Tarrant County where I maintained a caseload of women aged 18-64 who were struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship issues. I met daily with my supervisor, who had 40 years of experience, where she taught me additional strategies and techniques to best help my clients. I also co-facilitated group therapy and couples therapy with her.

Location

PO Box 65737, Lubbock, 79464, TX