Barbara Williams, LMHC
Barbara Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Master of Arts Degree in Clinical/Community Psychology plus coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California University System.
Barbara has worked in both private practice and community behavioral health environments providing help to clients with diverse issues. For ten years she was granted contracts from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide vocational rehabilitation services to disabled veterans seeking help with training for new careers.
Over the years Barbara has found that many people who present with depression, anxiety and other issues also have significant self-esteem issues. She specializes in helping clients gain self-awareness, acceptance that while they are not perfect they are not as imperfect as they believe, to challenge their negative self-talk and distorted ways of thinking that keep them stuck and to achieve more freedom to be who and how they want to be. Barbara’s goal as a therapist is to achieve a trusting and genuine therapeutic relationship while providing insight, skills and tools for her clients to use so that they can continue to help themselves throughout life, facing challenges with more self-confidence, improved self-image and coping skills and with the knowledge that they deserve to and can live a more fulfilling life.
Therapy Provided: Individual, Couples
Ages Seen: Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors
Specializes In: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Relational Conflict, Adjustment Disorders, Trauma Disorders, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse, Gender Identity, Psychotherapy, CBT
Credentials: MA in Clinicial/Commuity Psychology and Marriage/Family Therapy, California State University, Dominquez Hills, 1989
Contact: (941) 249-4354 ext. 15