About Dr. Williams
Dr. Williams is a licensed psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral and humanistic/existential approaches to therapy. She has had extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Brief Crisis Intervention. Her therapeutic style blends strength based acceptance with practical skill development. Incorporating mindfulness-based interventions, she helps her clients move through difficult experiences and be more present in their lives.
Over the past fifteen years she has cultivated a therapeutic approach that centers on individual treatment needs while utilizing evidence-based practices. Her experience, both professionally and personally, has led her to collaborate with like-minded colleagues to create a warm, nurturing healing environment that facilitates integrated treatment of the mind, body and spirit.
Dr. Williams received her masters degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge. She went on to obtain her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Dr. Williams completed her American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, a leader in community mental health treatment in Los Angeles.
Dr. Williams has extensive experience working therapeutically with adults, both individually and in groups. She has successfully helped clients presenting with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, relationship problems, psychotic disorders and personality disorders. She has worked in diverse settings, from private practice to community mental health centers.
Assessment is another area of particular interest to Dr. Williams, who has been provided with multiple opportunities to develop her testing skills. She coordinated and provided supervision for the assessment program within the APA accredited internship at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. Since leaving that position to pursue private practice opportunities, Dr. Williams has been providing cognitive and neuropsychological assessments to older adults in assisted living communities through Memory Training Centers of America.
In addition to her psychotherapy experience, Dr. Williams has an extensive background in supervision, program development and training. Along with clinical supervision for staff and trainees, she provided leadership and guidance to multiple adult and older adult programs within a large, county contracted community mental health center. She also developed and presented MCEP accredited trainings across multiple Department of Mental Health sites on Brief Crisis Intervention and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Specified Populations.
Dr. Williams is licensed by the Board of Psychology in the state of California her license number is PSY23374.
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
Los Angeles County Psychological Association
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
Golden Key Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society