Lauren Wood, LCSW
Trauma Competent Family Systems Therapist
Lauren is a warm and compassionate therapist who values the importance of relationships utilizing a holistic approach to healing and wellness.
She strives to cultivate a safe and accepting environment for you, helping you identify the root of the issue at hand, exhibiting patience to support you on your journey, and values the resiliency of the human spirit. She is here for you to give a voice to your story, to inspire you, build upon your strengths and gain insight into who you are and what you need for healing and wellness.
Lauren is also skilled at integrating spirituality into the therapeutic process. As a trauma competent family systems therapist, Lauren guides you with empowering tools, such as education, practical coping skills, problem-solving strategies, and communication techniques to encourage personal and relational growth. She is passionate about helping her clients find relief from depression and anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorders, and finding her clients discovering their potential and healing from trauma and grief, as well as learning coping and calming techniques to manage stress and conflict and communication skills.
Lauren values approaching her clients from a holistic approach, treating the whole family system. She engages the biological, psychological, emotional and sociological factors that influence the whole person, including the spiritual part of the person. She practices from a person-centered therapeutic approach, most often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She will also draw upon Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) methods focused on mindfulness and distress tolerance. Lauren has also completed Level 1 training in Gottman’s couple’s therapy methods.
Education and Certifications
Lauren received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work (BSW), from Wartburg College, Waverly, IA , and Masters of Social Work (MSW), Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO with a specialization in clinical practice with families.
To learn more about how Lauren can help you with finding your hope and navigating your journey, or finding your God-given value and thrive within your relationships, please contact her today! She looks forward to connecting with you!