Jennifer Williams

LCSW, LICSW

About me

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in this field. I work with clients around their anxiety, grief, loss, family conflict, chronic illness, chronic pain, family of origin issues, career challenges, veterans’ issues, women’s issues, and more.
My treatment approach includes, but is not limited to, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, mindfulness, and solution focused therapy. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

What does a therapist actually do, and how can they help me?
I act as a neutral party who can listen and try to understand without judgment. I can help you learn about yourself by pointing out patterns and giving honest feedback. Therapists teach specific techniques and strategies to deal with problems. I can refer you to additional resources in the community that might be helpful. I provide a safe place to learn and practice social skills.

What are the limitations of psychotherapy?
I can not tell you what to do or try to direct your life. Think of the proverb: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, and you feed him for life." I will help you learn to solve your own problems, rather than solving them for you. Some mental illness cannot be managed by psychotherapy alone. If medication is recommended, it's probably important. Benefiting from psychotherapy does require work on your part. Speaking to a therapist for an hour a week, and then pushing it out of your mind, probably won't do you any good. Complete homework, practice your skills, and legitimately try the recommendations you are given. I cannot be your friend after starting a therapeutic relationship. Therapists generally like their clients, but ethical rules prevent the formation of relationships outside of treatment. It isn't you, it's just that the therapist could lose their license! I cannot read your mind. If you hide information, or are dishonest, you're wasting your own time and money.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCSW C012005

RI LICSW ISW02643

MA LICSW 114830

SC LISW 12947


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer Williams. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is amazing and has helped me progress in my mental health journey

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer Williams is a very bright and talented clinician. I highly recommend her.

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jen, is very easy to talk to, and she helps with whatever I’m having trouble with at the time. She great!!!

Work with me!