Lillian Woods, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Trauma Informed Resiliency Counselor
Lillian is passionate about collaborating with clients. She enjoys finding ways with her clients to invest their best attributes towards an overall sense of wellbeing. She offers approaches from various evidence-based practices, such as Mindfulness, Emotion Focused, Solution-Focused and Wellness, which she tailors for each person’s unique needs. Through her warm, compassionate, supportive, and non-judgmental nature, she offers clients a safe therapeutic relationship where they can navigate immediate and ongoing concerns.
Lillian has a diverse background that puts her in a unique helping position. Because of her breadth of experience in the fields of healthcare, law, finance, and business, she is able to understand many of the challenges people can face. Perhaps the most significant experience from which she draws knowledge and expertise is from her nursing career. She worked in hospitals as a nurse and later in private office settings as a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner. Through this work, Lillian came to appreciate the healing power of the relationships she formed with her patients and their families. Additionally, she became a powerful sounding board and support for her fellow health care professionals. These factors led her to her second career, counseling.
In 2018, Lillian graduated with honors with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University-Asheville. While earning her degree she interned with the True Self Healing Low-Fee Community Clinic, where she provided trauma and attachment focused services to adults, and with Family Preservation Services, where she provided outpatient school-based counseling to children and adolescents. Both experiences gave her numerous opportunities to hone her counseling skills and to utilize her training in Healing Touch, Clinical Hypnosis, Holistic Stress Management, and Trauma Resiliency.
On a personal note, Lillian has very happily called Western North Carolina home since 2000. She so appreciates the beauty and serenity of these mountains, and enjoys walking in them. In her spare time, she likes to practice photography, paint rocks, read, travel, and spend time with her partner, two cats, and dog. Social advocacy is important to her as well and she is very active in various organizations on a regional and statewide level.
Lillian finds her work supporting people through challenging life experiences to be immensely fulfilling. Much of her work is related to supporting people experiencing stress, chronic illness, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout, and relationship issues. She finds that she has a way of weaving the various skills to be most effective with addressing these challenges and opportunities.