Thomas Wood LCSW, MBA
The insight of an executive.
The compassion of a therapist.
Education And Expertise
Thomas Wood LCSW, MBA is a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and advanced training from the Family Therapy Training Institute of Milwaukee.
Thomas holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, allowing him to seamlessly fuse two decades of executive leadership with his extensive years of clinical experience. His unique blend of relational and business acumen ensures a holistic understanding of personal and professional challenges.
Thomas employs a comprehensive approach informed by diverse therapeutic modalities to empower his clients to navigate life's complexities successfully. He is especially experienced with:
Executives and professionals in transition. Thomas's integrated clinical and business expertise helps effectively address the intersection of personal and professional issues at any life stage.
Individuals and couples dealing with the aftermath of infidelity. Thomas's knowledge of relationship dynamics enables healing from the anger, mistrust, guilt, and shame that frequently occur in the aftermath of an affair.
Men coming to grips with rapidly-changing expectations. Thomas's up-to-date knowledge of men's issues and his lived experience as a man give him a deep understanding of the unique emotional and psychological challenges men face in an evolving society.
Thomas uses Gestalt, Narrative, Object Relations, Transpersonal, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution-focused Brief therapies to help individuals and couples work through and past the sequences, habits, patterns, and unfinished business that are interfering with their happiness.
The foundational framework for all of Thomas's work comes from Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development, Carl Rogers' concept of Unconditional Positive Regard, and the non-dualistic approach to healing and forgiveness taught in A Course In Miracles.
Thomas is guided by the words of the famous British author Evelyn Waugh who said, “To understand all is to forgive all.” Thomas seeks to be both understanding and forgiving, adopting the Dutch proverb to “live and let live.”
Thomas finds inspiration in literature, including Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, Percy Bysshe Shelley's Ozymandias, Kahlil Gibran's On Children, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Patient Trust. His extensive reading underscores his appreciation for the profound insights into the human experience that foster personal growth and well-being.