Monette Woods, Licensed Professional Counselor
Effective therapy is based on three things; unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence. In my approach to therapy it is my goal to connect with you in a way that makes you feel heard, understood, and valued in a genuine and real way so that you are able to navigate through rough spots in your life. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, or just ambivalent about life and feel directionless- I can help you develop tools that will put you back on the path you want to be on or find relief from issues that are weighing on you. My approach is strengths based and person-centered. I will make sure to tailor your therapy to your needs, mixing in other approaches as necessary.
I am experienced in working with those who may be having issues with depression, anxiety, trauma, thoughts of suicide, self-harm, or thoughts of harming others. I enjoy working with all people; children, adolescents, and adults. I particularly specialize in working with those affected by ADHD/ADD; either yourself or even learning how to navigate a relationship with someone who is affected by ADHD/ADD.
Throughout my training I have counseled a variety of clients and disturbances. I have also worked in crisis intervention with a community agency and worked collaboratively with many community resources in Austin. Most recently I worked in a hospital setting, assessing those who are in need of a higher level of care in an empathic and therapeutic way. I believe all these experiences have shaped me to be able to work well with all people and the things that may be interfering with the quality of life they desire.