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About Me

Shelia D. Williamson has a PhD in General Psychology, is a Board-Certified National Certified Counselor, a Board-Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. She is a Certified Anger Management Specialist-II, a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Dr. Williamson specializes in individual, group, couples, and family therapy. Her theoretical orientations include utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma/Post-traumatic Stress Disorders, and Person Centered Supervision for individuals seeking full-licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists. She maintains a private practice in Rockingham, NC. As Dr. Williamson is fully licensed in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. Therefore, supervision and therapy sessions (Online and/or face-to-face) can be administered for residents of North Carolina and Illinois. Please contact me for further information.

With over 13 years experience as a licensed professional counselor, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are crisis counseling, anger management, anxiety/depression/mood disorders, hypnotherapy, grief, and substance use disorders.

In addition to being a prominent mental health therapist, Shelia has presented at National and State conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of the opioid crisis in North Carolina and the conceptions of teen pregnancies among low socioeconomic teenaged African Americans in urban communities.

Shelia is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education

Northcentral University, Doctorate of Philosophy, General Psychology 2019; Chicago State University, Masters in Community Counseling, 2006; Chicago State University, Bachelors in Psychology, 2003; Harold Washington College, Associates in Psychology, 2001

  
License, Certifications & Awards

National Certified Counselor (NCC); Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor (LPCS) North Carolina; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Illinois; Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) Nationwide; Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) North Carolina/IC&RC Certified; Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS); Clinical Hypnotherapist.

 Additional Training

Clinical Supervision Training; Clinical Hypnotherapy

Professional Activities and Memberships

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors                                                                               American Counseling Association
Illinois Counseling Association
Psi Chi National Society in Psychology
Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International