Hi, I'm Samantha Woods, "Sam" I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with over 30 years experience working with individuals, children and families, active duty military/Veterans, disabled and aged populations, teenagers, young adults, on a multitude of life's experiences.
In addition to working here in Texas, I have worked in England and Germany, both at the State and Federal levels and in multiple hospitals, Veterans Affairs, Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, end of life issues, chronic health conditions, caregiver burnout, PTSD, and many people who have experienced physical trauma and other abuses.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, motivational, and client centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. You will feel safe expressing your thoughts and feelings comfortably and without judgement or bias.
It takes courage and I commend you for starting your journey towards a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 37848