Emily Woods

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Emily Woods holds a Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Emily primarily works with individuals who have a history of trauma or are experiencing distressing life events and may be struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship issues. Emily welcomes clients as they are; offering genuine warmth and a judgment-free space to help them gain clarity and direction. With compassion and respect for her clients’ stories, together they begin understanding how patterns and relationships from the past can impact the present. Emily helps clients better understand all parts of themself so they can make small changes toward their ultimate goals.

Emily holds a BS in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Emily spent her early career working in corporate retail as a shoe buyer. While Emily still enjoys fashion, she has re-channeled her passion for analyzing consumer trends into a more personally rewarding career; helping others better understand and accept themselves.

My Specialty: EMDR

Emily is a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDR Consultant in Training. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is type of therapy that has proven helpful for people suffering from traumas, both big and small. When a disturbing event occurs it can get locked in the brain with the original images, feelings, thoughts, and body sensations. This can lead to problems as the brain links present experiences to these disturbing memories.

EMDR allows the brain to reprocess the traumatic events; keeping what information is useful and discarding what is not. EMDR seems to stimulate your brain’s natural healing process, but ultimately you are the one in control. EMDR is helpful for people who feel trapped by their past and desire to work towards a healthier resolution.

Professional Development

Continuing education in the following areas:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Utilizing EMDR with Eating Disorders
  • Group, Peer, and Triadic Clinical Supervision Strategies
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Training (EMDR)
  • Solution-Focused Eye Movement Integration Workshop Series
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Clinical Training
  • Sexual Intelligence: 10 Things Every Therapist Needs to Know About Sex
  • Domestic Violence Training
  • 40 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Certification

Experience leading groups or workshops on the following topics:

  • Stress Management and Preventing Burnout: How to Help Yourself Relax
  • Holistic Wellness and Self-Care
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma Recovery and Empowerment
  • Women’s Interpersonal Relationship Building

Additional graduate coursework specializing in:

  • Trauma
  • Human Sexuality
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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