I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois (180.011802). I specialize in helping people who are LGBTQ+, people have experienced trauma in their lives, and working with individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. I hold certifications in providing couples counseling and trauma counseling. I have two degrees (BS/MA) from Christian colleges, and I can specifically work with Christian couples and clergy.
I am a mother of 2 children who keep me busy. I have prior life experiences with being a military spouse while my husband was deployed in to Iraq. That gives me a real-life perspective on how to manage long-distance relationships, and difficulties with managing the demands of military life. I am a relaxed person in session, and I use a lot of humor to make therapy more engaging. I try my best to find real solutions to life's problems that will fit your individual lifestyle and what meets your needs. I feel that as a therapist I have expertise in various topics, but YOU are the expert of your own life. Feel free to contact me if you need more information, and I look forward to getting to know you better.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.011802
Changed my life. I can now navigate my relationship with my mother and other people in my life much better
Written on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Dominique for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I very much appreciate the time Mrs. Williams takes to listen and advise me. She understands my trouble in communication because of my disability and meets me half way.
Written on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Dominique for 2 weeks
Dominique does an excellent job at ensuring I feel heard and empathising. She encourages, tells the truth like it needs to be told and feels like a friend!
Written on Nov 13, 2018 after therapy with Dominique for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem