Maria L. Wood, MEd, LPC, BCPCC, SEP

ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, SE Practitioner

Approach to Therapy


My approach to therapy is influenced by several factors including my own personal journey of faith as well as my training in counselor education, psychology, and empirically validated interventions. These interventions are based in family systems theory, attachment theory, neuroscience, and trauma resolution.


My experience working with clients, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, along with my training, allows me to collaborate with you regarding the approach or approaches that best suit your needs.


I am solution-focused and will integrate empirically sound clinical interventions along with biblical principles to help you resolve current problems or life-long patterns. These principles are not imposed upon any client, and I welcome you to be an active participant in meeting your therapy goals.


Therapy usually works best when you schedule appointments once a week initially, although some people meet more often. Others meet less frequently once they have started meeting their goals and are working on maintaining their progress.


Professional Training


  • Masters in Counselor Education, UNC-Greensboro
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • TBRI® (Trust-Based Relational Intervention®),Texas Christian University
  • EMDRIA Certified TherapistEye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy, EMDR Institute, Inc
  • ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist
  • Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, SETI (Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute)
  • Certified Facilitator for Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS)
  • Prepare-Enriched Certified for  Premarital Counseling, PREPARE-ENRICH

Treatment Areas


  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • PTSD/Trauma & Attachment
  • Life Transition Issues
  • Childhood Behavioral Issues
  • Adoption Issues
  • College and Singles
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Family Counseling

Recommended Links


  • EMDR - Eye Motion Desensitization & Reprocessing
  • SE ™ - Somatic Experiencing ®
  • EFT - Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy