Stan Woody, MS, LMHC

I have been a mental Health counselor since 1994 and became a domestic violence perpetrator treatment provider in 2006. In that time, I have never healed anyone; however, I’ve had the privilege of providing a safe nurturing environment for healing.  Through collaboration with participants, I have assisted thousands in their journey of healing themselves. Participants build a better toolbox of life skills to enhance both their personal and social relationships.

Building Healthier Relationships (BHR): You don’t have to be sick to get healthier. Building Healthier Relationships is about developing a better toolbox of life skills to enhance relationships with yourself and others.  BHR provides a safe, nurturing environment for personal growth and development. Prevention is much better than just picking up the pieces.

Counseling Services: Life isn’t just a bowl of cherries – it also has the PITs (Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment), that provide the seeds for future cherries. When behaviors and emotions reach a level of intensity, frequency, and duration that they interfere with the ability to function in life, professional intervention and treatment may be required. Such treatment usually has a mental health diagnosis, which may be covered by health insurance.


Abraham Lincoln said we are about as happy as we decide to be.

If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.

What we “think”, often becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference – Winston Churchill


Like an hour glass, focus on one grain of sand at a time.

Time management is not about managing time: time just keeps marching on. It is about setting priorities and letting go of the fluff.

In the Martial Arts, one goal is to focus on balance, and the center of gravity for balance is two inches below the navel.


Health is a process of finding and maintaining balance between competing priorities.

To walk, we use gravity to fall gracefully (hopefully) from one foot to the other. Look at how easily we walk in this process! But walking is a learned habit. To see how difficult the process is, watch a baby learning to walk, or a victim of a stroke or accident re-learning the skill in order to appreciate the complexity of the process. Walking is also a very complex action for the development of robotics.

Finding balance in all aspects of life is no less complex, although we tend to take much for granted. When we have decisions to make that seem difficult because of competing priorities, we need to learn how to balance our needs. As with the skill of walking, we will not be successful either by standing still indefinitely nor by moving so quickly that we fall on our faces. Achieving healthy balance is a learned skill that allows both movement and safety.