Many of our hurt areas, from the recent or distant past, can re-wound us. Relationships wound us, so wounds are best healed through relationship. I specialize in helping you find, build and utilize current relationships to recover from past emotional injuries, and to strengthen ways of relating so you can enrich and empower many other areas of your life. Inner rlshp is also key! I am trained, and have many years experience with communication skills, from a behavioral to a deeper psychological or spiritual level. I find Internal Family Systems powerfully life changing for all issues!
You exist within cultures, systems, and contexts that impact your health, wellbeing, and sense of who you are. Gender inequality, incarceration, racial inequality, LGBTQ discrimination, medical bias, financial insecurity, housing insecurity, etc. impacts our ability to thrive. We experience trauma within these systems and are left believing it's our own fault. Our own weakness. Our own problem to deal with. You are not alone! Navigating an unjust society is exhausting and you want to do more than survive and "get by". You want to thrive and live with integrity knowing that you exist and have a right to live with dignity.
Our ideal client is eager and completely motivated to do the inner-work to face their inner "shadows," to move into deeper healing. With our specialized trauma and shamanic healing training, we are eager to help, as holistically as possible. We work well with those going through spiritual awakening/ascension. We will actively mirror your pace and effort.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW, ICADC, ACSW
I am a experienced and creative psychotherapist who believes in your ability to heal yourself. I am practical, down to earth and have the insight to see beneath the surface. I specialize in working with those in relationship with narcissistic disorders. I am allied with the queer community and have a compassionate understanding of the needs of their needs. I utilize many techniques but the relationship that we build together will allow you to create a new you.I am skilled in couple and family therapy and bring hope and tools to those in need. In utilize a variety of interventions to address the affects of trauma on functioning.
*Accepting New Clients/Telehealth only*-- Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support and guidance. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In therapy sessions I assist with life transformation by helping clients develop a curiosity of self.
Life is about emotional development. Development gets delayed by trauma and loss, and then symptoms appear. These symptoms may show up as depression, grief, failed relationships, addictions, health issues, rage, and ambivalence toward life. Initiation from one phase to another is halted, and growth stops. Fear and terror can and do set in. Psychotherapy helps us integrate the fear of transformation and emotions. Instead of midlife crises, we have a deepening of experience, and we create meaning and purpose. This is true for all developmental stages, for all age groups. Development starts at conception, and continues through death.
Thank you for visiting my page and giving me the opportunity to offer help and healing. I have been a licensed psychotherapist for over 20 years. During my career, I have worked with various populations including adults, children, adolescents, and couples. I have specialized in treating adults with depression, anxiety, childhood and adult trauma, relationship problems, and those experiencing major life changes and losses. I see my purpose as helping an individual feel more in control of their Iife and not allowing the past to control them; to ease anxiety and eliminate depression.
**Apologies, I am not currently taking new clients.** Since 2004, I have helped clients going through overwhelming stress, anxiety, fear, depression, and grief. Work stress, dysfunctional relationships, and our own negative patterns can make life seem unbearable and lonely. The compassion, warmth, and understanding of an experienced therapist can help turn things around.
I believe the foundation of any therapeutic relationship is a safe and welcoming atmosphere where clients can be and express their authentic selves. As we go through our lives we may find ourselves burdened by our past, torn by difficult decisions, or struggling to let go of behaviors that do not serve us how we would like them to. In therapy we take a mindful approach of gentle curiosity to welcoming and communicating with parts of our being that have been hurt, neglected or unreasonably burdened and learn skills and techniques to manage inner turmoil successfully.
If you are at an intersection or wilderness in your life due to illness, conflict, grief, depression, vocational or family changes, personal or cultural change, and desire discernment and guidance for next steps, my goal is to accompany you with a compassionate presence. Our work together is to cultivate a deeper sense of peace and the ability to be a loving presence in your family and community. With over 30 years as a practitioner, my work is to be a compassionate listener and assist in finding what is most important for you at this time in your life as you tend your soul and attend to your responsibilities.
I am Kassandra Williams, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with a variety of client needs and find joy in helping clients work through barriers to their health and wholeness. My areas of interest include: attachment disorders/issues, relationship problems, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, goal setting, feeling lost, managing stress, and self-esteem.
I practice person-centered therapy. I will listen to you with total presence and mindfulness from the first time meeting. I will connect with you where you are at the present moment and help you to walk your journey to a healthier you. I am also an eclectic therapist, which means I will draw on the tools that we decide are the most beneficial to your personal healing process. I look forward to working with you!
I love working with people who are are trying to cultivate a deeper sense of "path" and belonging in life and am fascinated by the relationship between our wounds and our gifts. How can we interpret our symptoms as beacons to higher consciousness? How can we excavate our inherent and original resources in order to aid in our own recovery? I'm interested in exploring what purpose and fulfillment mean to you. As your guide, I can facilitate awareness and integration of the parts of you that are relevant to this very worthy endeavor! "Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it." --R. Tagore
Curiosity, openness and a belief that we all have the ability to grow and be at peace with ourselves are some of my guiding values. I use an integrative approach rooted in the understanding that we meet where you are and a process unfolds from there. Continuing my training in somatic therapy, I incorporate body-focused interventions into talk therapy when desired. Working in this way can make room for deeper connection with the self and others.
Dreams and the unconscious hold symbols that assist in the healing process for depression, anxiety, and addictions. As a Jungian clinical counselor, I use these tools to help you establish a connection between consciousness and the higher Self. The Self then becomes a strong core from which we can operate in a healed and healthy manner. We are no longer driven by unconscious complexes and desires, but make conscious decisions that support life and its many expressions.
"To bear witness" is to listen, observe, and validate painful and/or traumatic experiences of others. It is an honor and a privilege to do this work, and a role I love! I specialize in working with trauma, addiction, body image, reintegration, and finding meaning. I also specialize in supporting other helpers and healers. My mission is to create a safe, non judgmental space for you to grow and achieve your goals.
A warm hello to you! Is your relationship stuck or in trouble? Too many painful arguments, unresolved issues, lack of closeness and connection? Is communication a problem that stops your relationship from thriving? Are you worried about what to do next? I understand, and have many tools to help you repair—and even grow—your relationship. I specialize in helping couples improve their relating skills so they can understand their anger, frustration, and upsets and begin new & healthy communication habits. My approach is welcoming, respectful, holistic, and practical. I love what I do, and your well-being and contentment is why I do it.
If you are in emotional pain, I believe that I have lots of tools that we can utilize to help you overcome whatever it is you are dealing with. You don't have to handle your problems alone. As a psychotherapist I have been trained in numerous trauma informed techniques. My goal is to get you out of pain as soon as possible then we can work together to identify underlying causes contributing to your distress. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place without fear of judgment. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that created them" Albert Einstein
Many people find themselves at crossroads and at times with crises in their personal lives. Offering solution focused support for individuals based on more than 30 years of professional experience. Passionate about breaking the cycle of addiction and trauma being faced by individuals and families and helping them in discovering their resilience, strength and hope. Trauma-informed expertise as well as knowledgeable about grief and loss recovery.
CURRENTLY ON A WAITLIST. I am committed to helping children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, developmental disorders, trauma, relationship issues, divorce, and problematic family dynamics. I have a Humanistic approach and also utilize techniques that are largely cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and structural. I also focus on family systems. When working with children & adolescents, I draw from talk, creative play and sand tray therapy.
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