Mr. Williams’ counseling experience afforded him the opportunity to service clients in a variety of settings, from adolescent group homes to an adult correctional facility and a vocational training program for adolescents and young adults. His experience encompasses community-based social services, foster care, and mental health rehabilitation.
He did assessments for the DCFS, including comprehensive children and family assessments (CCFA) as well as substance abuse, domestic violence, and psychosocial assessments. He also provided other services for the DCFS through the GAHSC contract, such as individual and family counseling, parenting skills, domestic violence, drug screening, home evaluations, paternity testing, and supervision of family visitation.
Mr. Williams possesses an empathetic understanding of the emotional and developmental needs of individuals and families. Committed to uplifting and empowering individuals and families, he uses an eclectic, innovative, and evidence-based therapeutic approach to support clients as they pursue self-sufficiency, self-confidence, and enhanced functionality.
His client-centered approach increases his clients’ pursuit of self-actualization. He emphasizes genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathetic understanding. His clients learn to adjust their self-concept to achieve congruence and a more realistic view of themselves and the world.
Mr. Williams uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients understand how their thoughts and feelings influence their behaviors. Through CBT, clients are encouraged to identify and change destructive or disturbing thoughts that negatively influence behavior and emotions.
In addition, he encourages alternative thinking patterns appropriate choices and application to enhance, rebuild, and restore lives and relationships.