Greetings! My name is Sebastion and I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for over twenty years, a Certified Case Manager (CCM) for five years and a newly minted Certified Telemental Health Provider (CTMH). In addition to private practice work, I have spent many years as a frontline clinician and crisis supervisor. I also have several years experience in leading teams of care managers in government programs.
I have formal training in several modalities but prefer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Solution-Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC) in general. I am a lifelong student of interactive media and see therapeutic benefits in performance arts, analog and video gaming.
The world is a broken place. Each of us are born as shards – one piece a friend, one piece a student, another a sibling and so forth. As we absorb the world around us, we sense, we perceive, we feel and we act and splinter further into workers, lovers, parents, enemies, dreamers, victims, abusers, leaders and followers to name a few.
The universe taps us on the shoulder throughout our lives as a prompt to integrate – show one face, live one life and love who you are becoming. Therapy can help us recognize those shoulder taps and extract meaning from those cues.
If we miss those cues, the shattered world that we live in then lives in us – unless we act.
As a neurodiverse mental health professional, I am acutely aware of the puppet shows required for us to be seen as OK. I want to help others find areas of control and influence that can bring contentment, purpose and insight into the chaos that surrounds us.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180-002011
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Sebastion for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd
Sebastian was incredibly understanding and compassionate. All my life I’ve been told I can’t achieve what my peers can because of my neurodivergency. Sebastian has the real life experience and wisdom to assure me that’s not true. All it takes is reassurance from someone who’s been where you are. Superheroes stick together!
Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Sebastion for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Sebastian is very easy to talk to. He listens well, and provides helpful advice. I have appreciated the help he provided for me during our conversations. Would highly recommend.
Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Sebastion for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Aside from being patient, Dr. Williams motivated and encouraged me to view things in a way that would remove pressure. He held me accountable for tasks in a way that resonated best for me. I've grown to appreciate the balance that therapy has provided me during a rough patch and finally feeling understood.
Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Sebastion for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Sebastion for 5 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
I would recommend Sebastion.
Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Sebastion for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue