lighting the way

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller



Doris Wood’s Funeral Service Livestream Replay 

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Dr. Doris Wood was a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist with a doctoral degree in counseling. Dr. Wood practiced from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, simply meaning that the way an individual thinks determines how that person feels and behaves. Additionally, she was certified as a practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She maintained a private practice at Alabama Counseling and Development and counseled with couples, individuals, and families. She also worked with groups and businesses. Areas of special interest were parenting, self-esteem, marriage and family, change and transition, conflict resolution, adult development and aging, assertiveness training, sexual abuse, negotiation, and mediation. She was a nationally recognized negotiator, a member of numerous counseling associations, a member of counseling honorary societies and an award-winning Toastmaster. Dr. Wood will always be cherished and missed by her family, friends, and clients, all of whom were dear to her.

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