Anicia A Williams
"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”
What I do
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
I use effective, integrative psychotherapy methods to help battle the negative self-talk and rewrite the story that has an ending you did not choose! Making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. I will do everything I can to make you comfortable enough to get uncomfortable. I use modalities ranging from EMDR to Motivational Interviewing to hold up the mirror and help you learn to accept and eventually love
what you see.
Areas of Specialty include, but not limited to:
Addiction & Recovery
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Diagnoses
Anxiety & Depression
Clinical Training & Supervision
How I Do It
I use an integrative approach because you are not a cookie, so no cookie cutter approach. I am trained in many areas but utilize these most frequently:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Attachment Focused EMDR
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Trauma Focused-CBT (TF-CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
"My work is to be honest. My work is to try to think clearly, then have the courage to make sure that what I say is the truth".
Who I am
"I do my best because I’m counting on you counting on me."
Hi there! I am a psychotherapist in Marin County and the East Bay, specializing in multicultural issues, mental health, addictions and the relationships that suffer as a result. I knew I wanted to be a therapist when I was nine after I “counseled” my neighbor who wanted to run away from home. As an only child, I spent much of my childhood observing. I observed a lot of dysfunction and from an early age began to think about the ways in which I could help others, not recognizing until later in life, that I too needed help. I let my negative core beliefs (self-talk) and the idea of who I thought I was supposed to be guide me away from who I was meant to be. I allowed others’ actions dictate how loveable and desirable I was. I am here now to help anyone willing, to love and honor the person they are today, recognize their story’s ending is one that they choose. I am not my trauma, and neither are you! Sure, I have experienced trauma, loss and heartbreak. But I am a writer, a gym rat, a yogini, an avid hiker, a fur-mom, lover, dancer, laugh maker, hugger, the SF Giants #1 fan, a raw, passionate and vulnerable, courageous woman, and a total nerd. Also, a licensed therapist. Nice to meet you.
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