Maria Woods, LMSW, CLC

Maria Woods, LMSW, CLC

EmailCertified Life Coach

Master of Science in Social Work

Certified in Gerontology Social Work

Certified Clinical Health Coach

I am currently the Social Worker Team Lead for JPS Health Network Outpatient Case Management Department. I supervise the daily activities of the Outpatient Social Workers. I collaborates with various members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team and agencies in delivery of services to patients. I also advocate for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions.

I have over five years’ experience in the field of medical social work; providing brief supportive counseling to patients and families exhibiting complex family dynamics that directly impact patient care and health outcomes. Applying such techniques as coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational interviewing, I assist patients to cope with and manage live-changing diseases, death and dying.

 

Applying the knowledge of basic theoretical frameworks for social work in the psychiatric setting, I am able to develop accurate assessments and treatment plans as well as provide interventions for adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.

 

I am currently under the supervision of Sedrick Jackson, LCSW-Board Approved Supervisor with Wales Counseling.