Grace Wood, MS, LPC Intern
Supervised by Jennifer Williams Buffalo, MA, LPC-S, LMFT
Psychology has always been something that captured my interest above all else. Nothing makes me happier than the chance to apply this passion toward helping people better understand themselves, their relationships, and improve their lives. My approach to counseling utilizes mindfulness, which is a state of being fully present and non-judgmental toward yourself and your surroundings. I also find it important to evaluate values and understand how those are driving your life forward (or not)!
I love working with individuals who are exploring their identity. If you find yourself asking “who am I” or “what am I doing with my life”, counseling is the perfect place to answer such questions. Our work, relationships, hobbies, religion or spirituality, race, gender, sexuality, and so many other factors play into how we see ourselves--when any of those things change, it can completely shift our perspective on who we are.
This work around values and identity comes into couple’s counseling, as well. I use the Gottman method of couples therapy as the foundational approach to my work with couples. A key aspect of the Gottman method is getting to core values behind conflict. Often arguments about small things are really arguments about key values that are being impinged upon. By understanding those values together, couples can work toward better communication and deeper connection.
When I’m not seeing clients, I enjoy painting, learning to play the guitar, reading, and exploring Austin with my friends and family. You’ll often find me sipping on hot chocolate and reading about psychology--it’s an exciting life I lead!
To schedule an appointment with me, call RCC Austin at 512-270-4883, ext. 116, or request an appointment with me by completing the form on the RCC Austin Scheduling page. I look forward to meeting you soon!
MS in Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas
BA in Psychology, Southwestern University