Beginning a search for a therapist can be a time consuming and daunting task, and yet opening yourself to the idea that someone might be able to help you is a genuine act of courage. Please let me know if there are any questions I can answer for you along the way...
In both my personal and professional experience, Therapy is about finding your way back home to your Self. It is about discovering and healing the unhelpful beliefs, perspectives, coping strategies, and judgements we adopt over the course of our lives to protect ourselves but which may no longer serve us. The process of therapy is about getting to know your Self with more curiosity, clarity, and compassion, so that you can live the life you hope for.
To do this work takes a certain amount of vulnerability, and for some of us that is the scary part... "I don't want to lay out all my emotional baggage or talk about some of the things that have happened to me." Well, rest assured that therapy is not about laying yourself emotionally bare - it is about sharing what you are able to share when you are ready to share it. We all have to feel safe enough inside ourselves to risk being vulnerable... it is an essential part of exploring how we come to be who we are. It isn't about weakness or being broken - it is about having the willingness to feel into uncertainty and risk exploration; that is how we change our lives.
And that is what I do: I help you create a safe and comfortable space, where curiosity, exploration, excavation, communication, courage, creativity, connectedness, and compassion work together to change your life for the better.
I am currently accepting clients on a limited basis. In-person services will resume in late November 2022, with teletherapy as an alternative until our office opens. Due to my own personal health issues, I must ask to see your original vaccination card at the beginning of our first in-person session, and masks are required during office appointments. No record or copy of your vaccination will be kept.
Stacey K. Wood is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License #83624) with 15+ years of experience. Stacey specializes in working with perfectionism/self-criticism, anxiety, significant life changes, depression, self-compassion and empowerment. She has extensive training working with trauma and its effects, and helps her clients cultivate a more peaceful, curious, and joyful life.
You can reach Stacey by calling her office at 831-298-0019
(Stacey also provides consultation to interns and licensed clinicians who are looking to start or build a more rewarding and robust private practice.)
"The time will come, when,
with elation, you will greet your self
arriving at your own door, in your own
mirror, and each will smile at the
other’s welcome—and say, 'Sit here. Eat'."
"You will love again the stranger who
was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your
heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved
you all your life, whom you have ignored for another."
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