Stephanie McWoods, LCSW

Preferred Name: Stephanie

About Me

I am Stephanie McWoods, a Black womyn and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am married and a mother. My passion is supporting BIPOC folks and folks with disenfranchised identities. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy. I also earned my Masters of Social Work with a Clinical concentration from Saint Louis University. I served in the United States Army for 10 (long) years. My goal as a therapist is to provide a space that is beautiful, safe, and healing for folks who have few said spaces in the world. I aim to challenge the status quo, -isms, and White Supremacy. I have spent many of my years living and surviving in these oppressive systems that were not created for me or my people. In learning to adapt and "succeed" in these systems that do not appreciate nor nourish my spirit I have transitioned to unapologetically making space for myself and thriving. I found that in being unapologetically me I have no limits to my abilities, dreams, or connections. In my work with clients, I invite them to take the leap of letting go of socially constructed views of how they should be and exist and rather settle into what they desire and what works for them.

Education & Experience

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy. I also earned my Masters of Social Work with a Clinical concentration from Saint Louis University. Since 2017, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those who identify as BIPOC, Queer, Gender Non Conforming, or Trans dealing with challenging life experiences. My client's well-being is a priority, and I go above and beyond to support them through their obstacles.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English