Hi, I'm Brooke Williams
MA, LPC, LPCS
My journey as a therapist started with a personal need for knowledge of mental health practices.
When my son turned five, he was diagnosed with anxiety. At the time my career was in IT. I had no understanding of the mental health field and I knew very few people who openly talked about their experiences with anxiety or therapy.
As we began working with counselors and social workers to find real help and support for our son and our family, I realized I wanted to know more. That’s when I decided to go back to school and completely shift into a new career within the mental health space.
Along the way, the different areas that I’ve focused on learning more about have enlightened my own healing processes and launched a desire of wanting to help others who are hurting understand that things can look different. Helping parents learn how to communicate with their children who have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders is so important to me because I’ve walked in their shoes. I’ve been the parent who feels helpless and unable to help their child find comfort and be happy.
I’ve learned that the health and the depth of our relationships - with our kids, our partners, and our friends - is often the gauge of how fulfilled we feel overall in our lives. Most of the couples that come in for support identify communication as their main struggle. Similarly, communicating with a child who has severe anxiety is like learning a new language, and can shift your parenting style in the same way that new communication tools can shift your other relationships.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC #6587) and have been in the mental health/social services field since 2011. I am also a licensed professional counselor supervisor (LPCS #7868) and provide licensing supervision to early licensed professionals and graduate students.
In 2013, I graduated with a Masters in Professional Counseling and have served the greater Charleston area since that time in several different settings, including an inpatient psychiatric unit and non-profit settings serving people experiencing homelessness, single mothers, and families learning how to manage mental health and behavioral issues.
I have been in private practice since 2017, and especially enjoy working with individuals on relationship issues, as well as working with parents and professionals working through anxiety.Learn More About My Services
Are you a parent struggling to help your child through their anxiety?
SPACE treatments have been proven to be as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy. Rather than trying to 'fix' your child, SPACE provides answers for parents and caregivers without requiring your child to be part of the treatment. It's an opportunity to learn how to communicate about and reduce your child's anxious behaviors. There are limited providers in South Carolina that have been trained in this model. To learn more about what SPACE is and how it can help your family, sign up to receive access to my free webinar today.
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Healthy Communication: Connecting Vulnerability & Assertiveness
We often blame our partners for not being good listeners, however from what I see, we don’t usually take into account that we are poor speakers.
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What Does It Even Mean to Feel Your Feelings?
I sit with lots of feelings-stuffers that have a hard time even naming what emotions they are sitting with, let alone know what to do with them after they have been identified.