Hello!! My name is Chante Woods, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Phoenix Rising Counseling & Guidance, LLC. Welcome to this 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. As a therapist my role is to help guide the process, help you to reframe the issues, connect the issues to deeper meaning, understand your triggers, understand trauma and the ways in which is has impacted areas of your life, 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.
My approach to therapy is a holistic and strengths based approach that merges spirituality with mindfulness and mental health. Our spiritual beliefs do not need to be the same as I operate from a place of complete acceptance and from universial laws. in my work with individuals I intergrate elements of Internal Family Systems (Parts Therapy) with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With couples I utilize elements of Gottman and CBT and with families I utilize a Structural Family Therapy lens. 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!
Who I Serve
Depression/ High Functioning Depression
Family of Origin issues
High conflict couples
Same sex couples
Self Esteem/Self Worth
Structural Family Therapy
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