Thomas Wood, Therapist in Wisconsin — Zencare
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Thomas Wood

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Wisconsin Accepting Online

Changing your mind will change your life! Is now the time to get started on your healing journey?

Updated November 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Divorce & separation
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues
  • Infidelity

Professional statement

Thomas Wood is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Appleton, WI. Thomas specializes in helping clients through difficult relationship stages, including separation, divorce, and estrangement. Many of Thomas’ clients suffer from low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety as a result of a toxic or complicated relationship. They feel disconnected from those around them and start to feel overwhelmed by their frustration, loneliness, disappointment, or confusion. Thomas helps these clients to process what’s happening in their relationships and focus on moving towards a healthier, more connected future.

Because Thomas mainly works with clients who would like to better understand their relationships with others, he creates a space for honest discussion about the clients’ feelings. He offers a non-judgmental environment where clients can share their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and dreams. Thomas is a solution-focused therapist, which means that he helps clients identify where things are going well and assists in making those successes happen more often. By learning how to set healthy boundaries and effective communication practices, clients work towards reaching their goals and finding a better sense of authentic purpose. He incorporates elements of narrative therapy to support clients as they rediscover their stories and find validation and strength in them.

Thomas earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame. Thomas's lived experience of parenting, divorce, and family estrangement gives him deep empathy for clients as he helps them reach a better place in their own relationships.


Message to clients

Relationship beginnings generally are a wonderful time, but down the line there can be stress, conflict, separation, divorce, and estrangement. I've helped people with all of these situations, and I have great compassion for the suffering and pain you may experience since I have been through them myself.

Often the people I work with think terrible things about themselves. When someone says, "I'm hard on myself," that usually means they are saying things to themselves, about themselves, that they would never say to anyone else.

It can be hard to see the truth about yourself without outside help. That's where my job begins - to help you understand yourself from a new perspective, and to feel all the feelings you may have been ignoring or avoiding because they are so painful.

You will feel better once you start to talk about what you are keeping inside. Having the tools for boundary-setting, assertiveness, and self-care will protect you from many future problems.

Know that you will survive this, that healing is possible in any situation, and that happiness is in your future.


Specialties

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues - Issues regarding stepfamilies and blended families

Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Thomas Wood is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $110 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $110
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $110 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $110 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Wisconsin)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years


University of Chicago, MBA, 1998
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MSW, 1989
University of Notre Dame, BA, 1985


Licensure

Wisconsin: 461-123


Languages

English