Carol WIlliamsLCSW

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In Eastern Time

What does a first session with you look like?

My first session involves 3 main things: 1. Introduction 2. Expounding on the intake answers 3. Earning your trust. I understand how nervous clients can be in their first session. They are about to tell some very private things to a person they just met, so they are wise to measure me against what they need for themselves. Therefore, my first session involves creating the foundation that starts with me working to earn the trust of the client. Therefore, I encourage clients to ask questions, as well as share their philosophical framework, culture, background, expectations, needs, likes, and dislikes, all of which will help the client gather information to help them trust their own intuition about me.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

"What Dreams May Come" is one of my favorite movies. It explores all the things that we universally experience: Grief, loss, mental illness, and love. It beautifully balances destiny (things out of control) and free will (things within our control). It also shows how human beings are partly responsible as co-creators for the heaven and hell we create on earth, and in the movie's case, after death. Like most good art, it played into my therapy style insofar far as making sure we all remember these are lessons we learn in life and we can judge a scene in our respective lives, but from the perspective of learning and transforming our mistakes, pain, and failures into wisdom, awareness, and freedom.

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

Middle Eastern / North African

Sexuality

Heterosexual

Specialties

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management

General Expertise

Anxiety

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

In-Network Insurance

Optum

Oscar Health

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Fees

First Session$150
Couples Therapy$175
Group Therapy$50
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy

Licensure

  • Florida, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SW11465

Work History

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Qualified CSW, and Marriage & Family Therapist and a Certified Meditation Instructor. Above all, I offer openness, understanding, and conscious listening, which leads to the insight needed to resolve uncertainties and distress. Through that perspective and enhanced level of insight, we can observe and refine thinking patterns, beliefs, and reactions. The goal is to clear confusion, noise, stress, and fears so that clarity is leading the path you desire.

Location

17113 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, 33027, FL