MONICA WOOD, MA, PPS, LMFT
Founder and Director
I knew at an early age that I wanted to get into the mental wellness field! I love working with people, and enjoy helping them find their own happiness, contentment and purpose in life. To achieve this goal I obtained a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology, as well as a degree and license in school counseling. I also received additional training and certification in EMDR and Neurofeedback. I have worked in the counseling field since 1990, and received my professional license in 1997.
I founded Pinnacle Mental Wellness Group because I wanted to create a counseling center where people of all types – backgrounds, ages, orientations, genders, sizes, beliefs, social status, professions – can come, feel accepted and welcome, and find a place where they can be who they are without judgment. I have been fortunate enough to assemble a group of people who work at Pinnacle and share a similar desire to positively impact client’s lives in a loving and professional way. At Pinnacle, we ALL strive to help our clients find their own unique path toward healing, hope and purpose.
I work with children through adults, and especially enjoy making breakthroughs with people who had difficulty finding healing in other places. Areas I specialize in include:
- School/Academic Performance and Success
- Spectrum Disorders
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Neurofeedback (my favorite area of specialization!)
The types of therapy that I enjoy using most often include talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EFT, TAT, EMDR, and Neurofeedback. It is particularly fulfilling for me to work on a one-to-one basis with someone to help them deal with women’s issues, peak performance readiness (test taking, sports performance, job interviews, etc.), or a serious illness diagnosis.
The traits that I bring to my therapy sessions include: great listening skills, compassion, honesty, humor, warmth and love. I hope to be able to utilize these skills to help others overcome and manage the challenges life has presented to them.