William Watson

LCSW

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in California with over 30 years of experience working as a Psychiatric Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I have worked with forensic clients with a wide range of concerns including major mental illness, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse and helped those who have instigated physical trauma or emotional abuse. My clients have included both men and women
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating all humans with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am an attentive listener and a clear communicator. My work is to hear your concerns and to empower self-improvement.
I understand that fear often accompanies the need for self-development. Very often life becomes more manageable simply through a sense of self-understanding. Few activities can match the serenity of being comfortable in one’s self-knowledge.
If this feel right for you, then I look forward to talking with you.

Specialties
• Stress, Anxiety
• Addictions
• Relationship issues
• Trauma and abuse
• Depression
Also experienced in:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self-esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling)

Licensing

LCSW #24174 (Expires: 12/31-2022)



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #24174 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

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