Hello, My name is Brett Woosley. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. in Missouri. I have over 30 years experience in a wide range of settings. This includes private practice, psychiatric centers, youth treatment centers and community agencies. I am humanistic and use a variety of approaches. Some of these are: Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, ACT, Existential. I am very well read yet "down to earth". I have a lot of experience with various difficult issues including depression, grief, anxiety and addictions. I also have a big heart. I look forward to talking.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 002982
Micheal Woosley uses a variety of approaches to help me over the year I have been seeing him. His vast life experiences help to break through the noise and connect with me and sure other patients. He makes strong efforts to understand my issues and personal life story behind them.
I highly recommend Mr. Woosley!
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, and adhd
I was originally nervous about Brett because he’s older and I’m in my 20’s. I thought he would be judgmental or just not be able to understand me. So our very first session I tested him, I talk about a variety of things including intimate and personal topics. After that first session and from now having had multiple sessions with Brett, I can honestly say he is amazing. He has never failed to make me feel comfortable and accepted about anything I’ve talked about. He can relate to and understand a variety age groups and life stages, and he can challenge you while still maintaining a friendship attitude. Plus he provides a flexible schedule, especially if you need evening or night appointments. I genuinely feel like Brett cares about me, I’m not just a patient. So if you are considering Brett for your therapist, I highly recommend you give him a chance!
Written on Jun 27, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
He listens and understands me
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Brett's a great guy. He brings warmth, experience, and insight to every session. His input has been invaluable for me.
Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder
Michael Woosley is very beneficial to have as a therapist, acknowledging and understanding my needs and always giving me proper resources and exercises to better my condition and myself as a person. Highly recommend
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Michael Woosley probably saved my life. I now truly believe I can beat my addiction. He offered me so many different routes and options on how to beat my addiction. He’s open minded and an excellent listener. He also would call me out on my bullshit which I greatly appreciated. He would point out to me when I was displaying impulsive behavior just in our conversations. I think of him as family. He’s been my only therapist and he’s the only therapist I want. He is also a damn cool guy. I love this man
Written on Dec 18, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning addictions