Edward J. Williams has been a licensed social work practitioner for about thirty years. He has a plethora of experience working with individuals, couples, families, leaders, and organizations in the community related to mental health.
His professional journey has included treating persons living with anxiety, depression, trauma, and the impact of physical maladies on their emotionality and the intersectionality of race, poverty, politics. He has assisted individuals who are seeking balance and fulfillment as well as a desire to reach their potential. Ed Williams is a competent, empathetic, engaging, authentic professional who is passionate about helping individuals navigate their circumstances.
He acquired a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College in Psychology and Community Health and a Master of Social Work at Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Social Work where he developed a deeper understanding of pathologies and the human mind.
His areas of interest are working with individuals, couples, men of color, and leaders of nonprofits. Some of the theoretical frameworks that he incorporates into his practice are strength-based perspective, crisis intervention, trauma focused, cognitive behavior therapy, couple therapy, solution focused therapy, family therapy, and bereavement counseling.
In addition to providing psychotherapy, he is an advocate of transformation of community through social justice. Having presented to non-profit organizations and conducted seminars around the country on mental health, his aim is to demystify mental illness, and foster acceptance and clearer understanding.