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Psy.D., LPC, Clinical Psychotherapist

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, Christian Counseling, & Psychological Consultation

Dr. Phil Woods is extremely passionate about effecting change and creating hope and health in the lives of others through counseling. He is a doctoral level licensed psychotherapist, counselor, and founder of Growth Oriented Counseling & Consulting (GOCaC) located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. GOCaC is a private therapy practice offering counseling and Christian counseling for couples as well as therapy for children, teens, and adults that are dealing with mental health challenges. 

In addition to counseling, GOCaC also provides in-service training for mental health related issues, marriage enrichment, clinical supervision, & S+EI Coaching. 


Want to learn more about Milwaukee therapist Phil Woods, Psy.D., LPC ?

About Us
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Fear & Phobias


Motivation & Goals

Stress Management

Christian Family Services

Personal Growth

Self-Esteem Issues

Spiritual Growth

Anger Management

Psychotic Disorder

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  • Where is the GOCaC office located?
    Liberty 1 at Park Place Building 11414 W. Park Place, Suite 231 Milwaukee, WI 53224 Large lot with free parking.
  • What are the GOCaC office hours?
    Face-to-face sessions are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Telehealth (virtual) sessions are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
  • How does Telehealth work?
    Therapy session are conducted via video or phone when you are not able to come into the office. At GOCaC we use Simple Practice Telehealth platform, which is a secure and HIPPA-compliant practice management system. Using Telehealth gives you the flexibility to attend your therapy session in the comfort of your own home.
  • What is the free initial phone consultation and how do I schedule it?
    The free phone consultation is a 15-minute conversation where I will ask you a few questions to get to know your situation a little bit and make sure I’m able to help you. To schedule your free phone consultation please complete the Free Consultation Form. I will contact you to schedule the free phone consultation. From there, if you are also feeling good about working with me as your therapist, we can schedule a first appointment.
  • How do I make my first appointment?
    You can schedule your first appointment at the end of your free initial consultation or at any time thereafter by calling me 414-502-8218 or by email at You will receive an email to sign on to Simple Practice, the confidential and HIPPA-compliant practice management system used at GOCaC. There, you will be asked to provide your contact and insurance information as well as to review and sign consent and practice guideline forms. You also will be asked to complete an Intake form, which we will review at our first in-person or telehealth session.
  • What are the counseling fees and what forms of payment are accepted?
    A 50 to 60 minute session for an individual is $150.00. A 60 minute session for a couple is $175.00. A 60 to 70 minute session for a family is $150.00 - $175.00. All major credit and debit cards, check, and cash are accepted.
  • Is insurance accepted?
    Yes, we work with several insurance companies. Give us a call today to discuss in more detail.
  • Is a sliding scale offered?
    Our goal is to connect quality mental health services to our community. Sliding scales are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please keep in mind that these sessions are time-specific and based on caseload availability.
  • Is there a cancellation policy?
    Yes, there is a 24-hour cancellation policy and missed appointments incur the full fee. An email is sent out at the 36-hour mark as a helpful reminder of your scheduled appointment.
  • When should I see a therapist?
    If you are committed to making personal changes for greater life satisfaction, then you are ready to seek therapy. Many people believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems” in order for therapy to be appropriate. This is not the case, anyone can benefit from therapy. Some even choose to come in for insight only.
  • What are some basic differences between counseling and coaching?
    Counseling delves into the past of an individual, to help in making the present better. On the other hand, coaching looks at present, to improve the future. Coaching is primarily to improve upon performance or skills whereas counseling is primarily to help resolve emotional problems and conflicts in interpersonal relationships. Counselors are trained to diagnose problems in a bid to help clients to resolve their mental and emotional conflicts while coaches are mainly concerned with goal setting and improving the present skill levels of the clients.
  • Does the information in questions 1 through 10 apply to S+EI coaching services?
    No, the information found on the FAQ page only applies to the psychotherapy and counseling services provided by Phil Woods, PsyD, LPC. Please click here for information about Social + Emotional Intelligence coaching services.


Are you in need of a licensed therapist in Milwaukee or the greater Wisconsin area? GOCaC offers the following effective and affordable services:



We strongly believe that there must be an exchange where individuals feel extremely comfortable expressing themselves in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Together we will explore your mental, spiritual, or emotional needs while we work together towards providing solution-oriented ways of overcoming your problems.


Our areas of expertise include:




Fear & Phobias

Low Motivation




Personal Stagnation

Self-Esteem Issues

Spiritual Struggles


Psychotic Disorders


Personal Stagnation

Self-Esteem Issues

Spiritual Struggles


Psychotic Disorders


Stressed Man
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Individual Counseling

GOCaC is personally and professionally committed to providing clients with effective counseling and psychotherapeutic services which foster hope, growth, symptom improvement, and an increase in well-being. 

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Couples Counseling

Are you having the same fight over and over again with no real resolution. Concerned that no matter what you do, nothing seems to help make your relationship feel safe, loving and secure? You don’t have to struggle alone, we can help you feel loved again.

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Family Counseling

The family is the core unit of our lives, our communities, and our nation. GOCaC is  a professional therapy practice that can help parents and children identify and work through the many challenges that face families today. 

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Christian Counseling

If want trustworthy support that not only provides practical wisdom, but also complements and enriches your faith GOCaC is your solution. This option is for those who would prefer hearing therapy from the perspective of a Christian. 

Consulting Services



GOCaC also provides dynamic Consulting Services for the greater Milwaukee area. For organizations or individuals seeking therapeutic assistance, psychoeducational programs and other services, we can help! We offer our core Consulting Services to both public and private organizations.

Contact us at 414-502-5819 or if you are interested

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Specialized Groups

Many schools, group homes and other organizations have a need for therapeutic groups; however, are not able to offer them for various reasons.  GOCaC is able to provide a therapist to facilitate specialized groups.

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Trainings &Workshops

GOCaC provides tailor-made mental health trainings, workshops, and consultation to schools, group homes, and other organizations.  These mental health trainings, workshops, and consultations offer an interactive learning environment.

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Pre-Marital Enrichment

Unfortunately, some couples put more energy and effort into planning a wedding than planning for a life together and the happy “I do’s“ can quickly turn into an angry “I should not have.” GOCaC marriage counseling can help.

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Marriage Enrichment

GOCaC will partner with churches, marriage ministries and other agencies that have a strong focus on supporting marriages.  By applying principles of wisdom and truth from the Bible couples are given the blueprint for a thriving marriage. 

Coaching Services

GOCaC offers Social and Emotional Intelligence coaching to women who want an accurate understanding of their emotional strengths and limitations while also rediscovering their purpose and value in life.


What is Social and Emotional Intelligence? It is a form of intelligence that drives our success in work and in life and in our relationships with others.  Social Emotional Intelligence is about being aware of ourselves and others, in the moment, and using that awareness to manage ourselves (our behavior, our responses to stressful or challenging situations), and manage our relationships with others.  And the great news is, Social and Emotional Intelligence can be learned and strengthened throughout our lives!


Contact Adrienne Woods, a certified Social and Emotional Intelligence coach at 414-502-8719 or complete the Contact Us form to schedule a free 20-minute phone or video consultation. 

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Contact Us

If you are struggling mentally or emotionally in any way do not hesitate to reach out for help. I am here to skillfully, lovingly, affordably, and steadily help you reconnect with joy and vitality. Your growth is our Aim! 

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- Phil Woods, Psy.D., LPC

Liberty 1 at Park Place Building

11414 W. Park Place, Suite 210

Milwaukee, WI  53224


Tel:  414-502-8218

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