Shannon Williams, LMFT
I have specific, specialized training in
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- FOCUS for families, a resiliency model for families overcoming trauma related experiences under stress.
- I have experience working with both survivors and perpetrators of violence including DV and CSEC.
- I have taken the California State Domestic Violence training, as well as attending annual trauma conferences, in order to maintain an up to date trauma informed practice and be apprised of any new research and methods.
My approach is eclectic, combining elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, and Existential to find what works best for each person, couple, or family. I enjoy working with clients who are interested in working collaboratively with me as a team. I’m not going to ask you to lie down on a couch and tell you what to do. Instead, I’m here to support you and work together to overcome any road blocks in your way to living the life you want, and deserve.
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, reading, writing, and art, as well as learning about different cultures. I have spent time living abroad, volunteering with the homeless in Europe, teaching English in Central America, and conducting mental health research on anxiety and depression in South East Asia. At home, I enjoy spending time with my two cats and one-year old puppy.
Whether you’re looking for symptom management, stress reduction, battling existential anxieties, or wanting to find more meaningful relationships with healthier communication, I’m here to support you in reaching your individual goals.