Aimee Wood, MSW, LCSW

Therapist
215-922-5683

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Aimee Wood is a full-time senior therapist at The Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia, providing additional clinical support through individual supervision to some of the Center for Growth staff, as well as overseeing the clinical services provided by staff. Aimee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals and couples struggling with an array of issues, primarily: Relationship issues (trust, affairs, premarital, sexual issues), life transition issues, anxiety and depression, post-partum depression,  grief and loss, trauma, and sexual function and dysfunction.

Aimee joined the Center for Growth in 2010. Aimee holds a certification in Marriage and Family therapy from Council for Relationships here in Philadelphia, and is Prepare/Enrich Certified, helping couples improve their relationship.

Aimee works from a variety of approaches from cognitive-behavioral, systems, attachment, and strengths based, and emotion focused therapy. Aimee modifies her approach based on the client, believing that there’s not one approach for everyone. Each client is different and has different needs depending on their personality and background. Aimee holds a significant value on the impact of one’s family of origin, and environmental factors. Aimee works from where the client is, and honors their needs regarding pace in terms of therapeutic goals, progress, and timelines. She believes everyone has strengths that they can build from, and helps clients identify those strengths when they are unable to.

In the recent years, Aimee facilitated support groups,  has co-taught lectures and workshops for sex therapy students, has been featured in local and national articles on therapeutic issues, such as The Atlantic, as well as been featured as an expert on television.

Aimee received her B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton, and her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Temple University. During this time she co-facilitated a grief and loss support group, provided in-home counseling and advocacy for hospice patients and their families. Aimee received further training in counseling traumatic grief and loss through working as a court advocate for families of murder victims associated with the Homicide Unit and District Attorney’s office of Philadelphia. Aimee worked as an in-home therapist providing in-home counseling and support to families in crisis. Before joining the Center for Growth, Aimee received post graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Sex Therapy.

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EDUCATION

Council for Relationships  Philadelphia, PA
Post-Graduate Certificate- Couples and Family Therapy, July 2010
Concentration in Sex Therapy
Professional track to professional licensure

Temple University School of Social Administration  Philadelphia, PA
M.S.W. Masters of Social Work- Clinical Family Track, May 2005

University of Scranton,  Scranton, PA
B.S Counseling and Human Services, May 2005

WORK HISTORY

September 2010- Present
The Center for Growth, Inc.  Philadelphia, PA 
Individual, Couples, Family, and Sex Therapist- I am currently working with a diverse caseload, including clients struggling with sexual pain, marital conflict, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment disorder.  I work from a systemic perspective, while applying aspects of a strengths based approach, and cognitive behavioral.  I have been influenced by and at times use aspects of psychodynamic and structural.

September 2009- August 2010
Council for Relationships,  Philadelphia, PA 
Individual, Couples, and Family Therapist Intern- I worked with a variety of clients struggling with issues including sexual abuse and trauma, sexual addiction, anxiety, couples/marital conflict, depression, and anxiety.  I received weekly supervision from staff therapists.

September 2007- September 2009
Center for Family Services/Family Preservations Services Program, Philadelphia, PA   I Provided in-home therapy and support services to prevent the breakup of families in crisis.  I provided psycho education to parents in need of parenting skills, as well as anger management, conflict resolution, and communication skills.

September 2006-August 2007
Anti-Violence Partner/Families of Murder Victims,  Philadelphia, PA 
I provided court accompaniment, informal counseling, and criminal justice information to co-victims of homicide.  I also co-facilitated a monthly support group for co-victims of homicide, as well as assisted in the revitalization and reorganizing of the support group.  I consulted with the Assistant District Attorneys and detectives to ensure the clients’ awareness of legal procedures and clients rights.

September 2005-April 2006
Delaware County Memorial Hospital,  Drexel Hill, PA
Social Work Intern/Medical Social Worker for Homecare and Hospice.
I attended regular house visits to homecare and hospice patients to provide advocacy, informal counseling regarding end of life decisions, concrete needs, and anticipatory grief.  I co-facilitated a bereavement support group for individuals coping through the holidays.

LICENSE AND AFFILIATIONS
National Association for Social Workers
Licensed PA Social Worker
Working towards LMFT licensure, and LCSW licensure

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Youth Enrichment Program: Student Intern, (Jan ’05-May- ’05)  Philadelphia, PA
Provided counseling to teenage fathers learning how to be involved fathers. Provided counseling to teenagers and those with history of drug and/or alcohol abuse, and teenage mothers.
District Attorney’s Office of Lackawanna County: Student Intern, (Sept. ’05-Dec.’05) Philadelphia, PA
Assisted in organizing and directing DUI checkpoints and High School K9 in order to increase alcohol and drug abuse awareness.
Security on Campus: Inter, (1999-’05)
Assisted in increasing awareness to campus safety and the legal rights of college students.  Provided education on the health risks related with binge drinking and drug abuse.