I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience as a social worker and 5 years of experience in counseling. My focus has been working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress related issues. I also have a strong background working with clients with substance use disorders and/or their caregivers/families as well as working with the elderly dealing with change of life issues, health issues, death, dying and grief and caregivers of the elderly.
My focus of practice is building a strong rapport and foundation with my client to enable a trust and respect for each other. I believe in a client directed approach allowing my client to focus on what they feel they need to work on in their life. My goal is to be a guide for you to effectively learn needed coping skills utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
I look forward to building a therapeutic relationship with you working towards a healthier mental health state.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Postpartum Depression, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
TN LCSW 7789
AL LICSW 4722C
FL LCSW SW20088
SC LISW 15181
LA LCSW 17764
I already recommended BH, Deanna is awesome.
Written on Jun 27, 2023 after therapy with Deanna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Dr Williams is phenomenal. I was reluctant going into therapy and had a lot of apprehension. Working with Dr. Williams has been such a blessing. I knew I had things to work-out, but had no idea how much I would benefit from better help. That credit goes exclusively to Dr Williams!
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Deanna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Great listener. Remembers what I’ve told her. Has great suggestions and sends articles and goals for me to work on!
Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Deanna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders
Deanna really listened to me initially and helped me prioritize what my biggest issues I wanted to work on and is very responsive- She sends me articles and worksheets that help me understand and gives me tools to make changes I need to make. I am already seeing a reduction in my stress and anxiety and feel more optimistic about next steps.
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Deanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Deanna is a very good listener and is non-judgmental. She asks questions that will help get to the root of an issue while also providing ways we can cope with how we are feeling.
Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Deanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I having only good things to say about Deanna. She is great
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Deanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes