My name is Lakira Williams I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently residing in North Carolina, by way of New York City. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College Silberman School of Social. I have 12 years of experience in providing counseling to individuals and families. I started my career providing counseling to youth in foster care, foster parents and birth parents working toward reunification with their children. I have also provided counseling to young mothers, clients struggling with addiction and teenagers with mild to severe behavioral concerns and mental health symptoms. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, familial relationship concerns and self esteem issues.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and I am well versed in Cultural Diversity and the impact it could possibly have on treatment. My approach combines Cognitive-behavioral, Psychodynamic and Client Centered Therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you with the tools you need to attain your goals and reach your full potential!
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C012610
NY LCSW 087801
Not a single bad thing I could say!
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Lakira for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd