Developing Character

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

Overcoming Difficulty

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
           - Helen Keller


If you have a crisis, call the Crisis Center at 205-323-7782 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

If you need a referral to a new counselor, please consult with your insurance company or EAP provider.

Your Therapist

Doris D. Wood, PhD, LPC, LMFT

Mailing address:
459 Main St.,
Suite 101-102
Trussville, AL 35173

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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Doris Wood Obituary

Livestream Funeral Service:

If you need a referral to a new counselor, please consult with your insurance company or EAP provider.

Assisting Individuals, Couples, Families, Children, Groups, Businesses

Dr. Wood is pleased to announce that she is now available for limited speaking engagements on a variety of topics for churches, schools and businesses. She has extensive experience motivating, teaching and inspiring in a diversity of arenas. From teaching a longtime ladies' Sunday School class to negotiating on behalf of the Federal Government, for which she received national honors in Washington, D.C. from the U.S. Department of Defense, Dr. Wood has a unique combination of life experiences, maturity, and intuition that will add an unforgettable touch to any event.

For more details on some of the previous topics she's covered, please visit the Services page.

Dr. Wood published a book entitled, Peace in the Valleys: Comfort in Life's Storms. It is available for purchase through

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