Rooted Resilience Wellness
Shana Wright Wood, LAPC, SEP, CRC, MPA
Welcome. I am a mental health counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Atlanta who specializes in holistic resolution of the effects of trauma and stress. Together, we process feelings of overwhelm and disconnection so you can develop deeper relationships with other people, the natural world, and with yourself.
Are you so worried about how you’re living your life that you’re not living it? Motivated to be your true self, but are not sure who that is or how to get there? Does opening up to the energy around you feel too overwhelming, so you shut down? Together, we can slow down to begin moving through the anxiety and start placing yourself within your own story. In a supportive environment, you can explore your identity, firm up leaky boundaries, and gain a sense of balance. I work at the Pathway Center for Psychotherapy (Norcross) and at Body of Knowledge (Midtown), under clinical direction and supervision.
You can slow down, be present, and feel better
The therapeutic journey is a collaborative process designed to promote safety, exploration, and insight, while building resilience. Therapy is an investment in yourself, a process designed to be both challenging and rewarding. I use somatic awareness and attention to the different ways you express yourself. By drawing on your felt sense, we are able to tune into your system and use the body’s consciousness to improve results. We will also understand your personal work within the context of environment, both natural and social. Together we can process meaningful themes while nurturing unseen parts in order to release your creative energy and shift toward greater wellbeing.
You want someone who speaks your language
Choosing a therapist is a big decision, and you want someone who will feel right for you. It can be scary at times to examine your life, belief systems, and behaviors. I work with sensitive systems that are seeking balance and a greater understanding of self. I collaborate with people familiar with feeling a sense of existing in the margins, and hold respect for boundaries while creating new ways of moving through the world. My office is LGBTQ+ affirming.
Appointments are available in Midtown on Mondays and Wednesdays, and in Norcross on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are curious about using a creative approach to therapy, call me at 404.232.5775 for a free phone consultation.