Aimee Wood, LCSW :
Aimee Wood is a full time senior therapist and Clinical Director here at The Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia, providing additional clinical support through individual and group supervision to the Center for Growth staff, as well as overseeing the clinical services provided by staff. Aimee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals and couples struggling with an array of issues, primarily: Relationship issues (trust, affairs, premarital, sexual issues), life transition issues, anxiety and depression, post-partum depression, grief and loss, trauma, and sexual function and dysfunction.
Aimee joined the Center for Growth in 2010. Aimee holds a certification in Marriage and Family therapy from Council for Relationships here in Philadelphia, and is Prepare/Enrich Certified, helping couples improve their relationship.
Aimee works from a variety of approaches from cognitive-behavioral, systems, attachment, and strengths based, and emotion focused therapy. Aimee modifies her approach based on the client, believing that there’s not one approach for everyone. Each client is different and has different needs depending on their personality and background. Aimee holds a significant value on the impact of one’s family of origin, and environmental factors. Aimee works from where the client is, and honors their needs regarding pace in terms of therapeutic goals, progress, and timelines. She believes everyone has strengths that they can build from, and helps clients identify those strengths when they are unable to.
In the recent years, Aimee facilitated support groups, has co-taught lectures and workshops for sex therapy students, has been featured in local and national articles on therapeutic issues, such as The Atlantic, as well as been featured as an expert on television.
Aimee received her B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton, and her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Temple University. During this time she co-facilitated a grief and loss support group, provided in-home counseling and advocacy for hospice patients and their families. Aimee received further training in counseling traumatic grief and loss through working as a court advocate for families of murder victims associated with the Homicide Unit and District Attorney’s office of Philadelphia. Aimee worked as an in-home therapist providing in-home counseling and support to families in crisis. Before joining the Center for Growth, Aimee received post graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Sex Therapy.