Dolores Williams, LCSW
I believe there are three vital components to transformation: 1)Identification, 2)Courage and 3)Discovery;
identification of the conditions an individual desires to change and courage to take the initial step to work through self-discovery. For many of us, we were conditioned to believe that we must face issues alone and just “be strong.” I believe strength comes from the courage to seek support. With over twenty years working within the mental health field, I am honored to provide support and witness transformation. I have extensive experience working with individuals across the spectrum; supporting individuals experiencing trauma, grief/loss, mood disorders and relational issues such as family conflict, couples discord and adolescent development.
I initiated Sol Counseling Community four years ago, after thirteen years as a therapist working for California
Department of State Hospitals, within California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In addition to working with individuals, children and couples; I also specialize in working with reentry individuals to acclimate back into their communities successfully.
I believe it takes a safe, supportive space; utilizing holistic, culturally sensitive and integrative therapeutic modalities to develop new coping strategies in a transformative life. I strive to professionally, authentically and supportively engage those I serve to develop the best of themselves and live an abundant life. Are you ready to start the journey?
Education: B.A. Psychology, San Francisco State, University 2001 and MSW Social Policy, San Francisco State University 2004
CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Substance Use, Seeking Safety and Thinking for Change (T4C)
Specialties: Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, Stress Management, Anger
Management, Grief, Addictions
License: California 26155
Awards and Volunteerism:
I serve on the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for the Reentry Program of Contra Costa County, Served on the California Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Committee (MHOAC) and received the California State Governor’s Superior Award in 2009
CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, stages of change, seeking safety, DBT skills training and Narrative Based Therapy.
Trauma, addictions, psychotic, depressive and anxiety disorders