In 2019, Shannon Woods joined TriCity Family Services as a part-time therapist, after completing a year-long internship with the agency. She previously interned with the Kane County Child Advocacy Center, where she worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team, assisted with intakes, observed forensic interviews, and helped support families through sentencing.
Holding a Master’s Degree in social work from Aurora University, with a focus in clinical social work, Woods is a certified child and adolescent trauma professional (CATP) and a licensed social worker.
Woods has experience working with individuals who are experiencing depression, PTSD, OCD, grief, and trauma She uses a client-centered approach to empower clients to recognize that they are capable of taking control of their situation. Woods also enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their families, addressing things such as communication, boundaries, anxiety, and school refusal. When working with individuals, she primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Additionally, Woods believes that art and play can benefit both children and adults and will often use both of these in sessions with clients.