Hello!! My name is Chante Woods, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Phoenix Rising Counseling & Guidance, LLC. Welcome to my space, a space created to encourage, empower and engage with those seeking mental health wellness through psychotherapy or coaching.
I grew up on the westside of Chicago in the Austin community and understand the unique experiences of being raised in urban Chicago. My social work career has involved working with individuals from various backgrounds. I have worked as a foster care worker with specialized teens, LGBTQ teens, group homes with teenage girls and pregnant and parenting teens, pre-natal social work in the Lawndale community, and several years as a medical and psychiatric social worker in a major hospital.
I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families manage the various systems that impact life. The problems that we face in life are not really the problems. The problem is how we cope with the problem and how we internalize and give meaning to the problem. As a therapist my role is to help guide the process, help you to reframe the issues, connect the issues to deeper meaning, discard habits that no longer serve you and to open the door to new opportunities and possibilities. My role is to help facilitate growth, change and healing and create a safe space where you are free to explore and express yourself. As a therapist my role is to also challenge clients in therapeutic ways while also exploring and acknowledging the ways in which they have been impacted by social injustice, patriarchy and society.
I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as principles of mindfulness and spirituality to capture a holistic view of a person and formulate their treatment. I am able to create a space that is open, transparent, warm, caring and ripe with opportunities to tune into self and Heal, Rise and Soar!
Depression/ High Functioning Depression
Family of Origin issues
High conflict couples
Same sex couples
Self Esteem/Self Worth
Doctor of Philosophy in Couples & Family Therapy, Adler University- In Progress
Masters of Social Work- Aurora University, 2014
Bachelors of Social Work- Western Illinois University, 2012
Licensed Clinical Social Worker- 149021220