MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Ms. Williams is a compassionate and talented psychotherapist serving the Washington Metropolitan and Southern Maryland Region. Her therapy style is both client-centered (maintaining an open and non-judgmental environment) and cognitive (helping clients to recognize unhelpful, inaccurate thinking). Her manner is authentic, as her clients quickly regard her style as being genuine and one who cares and one who wants her clients to succeed.
Ms. Williams’ catchphrase and therapeutic focus are to help clients examine What “N” Your (Their) Cup. The “Cup” represents the containment of the heart and life experiences. She espouses that good life experiences are rooted in love, respect, and forgiveness and that negative life experiences are often rooted in disappointment, hate, disrespect, and unforgiveness. The good experiences may impact the heart in a positive way, producing positive thinking from the heart. Whereas, the negative experiences may impact the heart in a negative way, producing negative thinking from the heart.
Ms. Williams teaches that if negative experiences are not dealt with properly (through spiritual and/or cognitive work), these unchallenged experiences will alter one’s heart and influence one’s way of thinking. On a continual scale, if not checked, these thoughts could influence one’s static outlook about love, life, family and other people.
Negative experiences can lead to negative thinking. Negative thinking can lead to negative feelings. Negative feelings can lead to a negative heart, unless altered through spiritual and/or cognitive work and growth.
Ms. Williams believes that if one chose to change their negative heart/thinking, they must first examine “What’s “N” Your (Their) Cup?” and do the work. After the work is done, shift the focus to their positive experiences by meditating on love, respect, and forgiveness. She believes if they choose to manifest love in their heart even if it starts as small as a mustard seed and allows it to grow, love will permeate in their heart.
Ms. Williams is a Washingtonian and currently resides in Washington DC. She began her career working as a federal government employee from an early age. She started as a clerk stenographer and progressed to a professional. She has served as a program manager in both the federal government and in the private sector. These career roles equipped her with expertise in interpersonal relations and conflict management in the workplace.
Ms. Williams has provided the following relationship help services over the past 12 years (2007 – 2019) years, including:
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Ms. Williams has worked as a school-based counselor. In this role, she discovered that young people often do not have the tools in their “Cup” to make good decisions. She co-authored a book entitled “Raising African American Boys.” Her part focused on “Stop the Abuse—Boys Live What They Learn” wherein she provides that parents must be the number one influencer in their child’s life. If not, someone else will be. She also provides practical guidance on how to raise boys.
Ms. Williams also co-authored a book entitled “Learning to Love Yourself.” Her part focused on “Letting Go and Learning to Forgive.” Ms. Williams' underlying message is that love never fails. She emphasizes that forgiving is both a spiritual and physical law.
Ms. Williams also wrote, produced, and hosted her own radio show entitled the “Turning It Around Show.” She provided helping tools for forgiving, marriage, friendship, and children.
BS Columbia Union University, Takoma Park, 1997
MA Bowie State University, Bowie Maryland, 2005
Continuing Education 12 Credits, 2012 -2014
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Proverb 22:6 Barbara Williams
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it."