Hi! My name is Kelly Williams and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-clinical in the state of Maryland. I have been providing mental health therapy for over 6 years and have worked with a diverse group of people of all ages. I enjoy working with adults and helping them understand what they value. I strive to provide validating, supportive and collaborative therapy to my clients. I strongly believe in recovery from mental illness and helping people develop personalized goals that help them lead fulfilling lives. I also enjoy helping my clients learn ways to express themselves through art and writing.
I am a Cognitive and Solution Focused therapist and tend to focus on helping clients become aware of how their thoughts are contributing to Depression and Anxiety they are experiencing. I help people think more realistically as well as learn to listen to and tolerate distressing emotions. I have had specialized training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and couples.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 19438
She is a pretty good listener.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
She was very patient with me during our first call and made me feel like I could trust her right away
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and adhd
Kelly creates a calming ,judgement free environment to share.
Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Listens very well
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Kelly is very responsive. Around 8 pm I can expect her to respond to a journal entry or to see how I am doing.
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes