Thomas Wood MSW, LCSW
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 provides Gestalt polarity therapy to help those who need to make a major life decision, such as whether to stay or leave a relationship. He 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. He incorporates elements of narrative therapy to support clients as they rediscover their stories and find validation and strength in them. 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.
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 marriage, divorce, parenting, family estrangement, and career change gives him deep empathy for clients as he helps them reach a better place in their own relationships.