Denise Marie Williams
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Denise Marie Williams

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Nevada Accepting Online
Redondo Beach Accepting In-person

I am now accepting clients in Nevada.

Currently I don't have any insurance spots

I am offering Ketamine Psychotherapy

Updated December 31, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Psychedelic Assisted Therapy / Ketamine
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination

Professional statement

Denise brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her practice, specializing in trauma recovery for Black women and women of color. Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) level one, and psychedelic therapy. Denise offers a unique and holistic approach to healing using eco-therapy and Urban Somatic therapy in intensive therapy settings.

Denise is licensed through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Denise is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), MDMA Psychedelic Therapy through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and trained through Journey Clinical for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Before transitioning to a mental health career in 2015, Denise worked in logistics, management, and event production for sports and entertainment facilities and large-scale events across the United States.

Why Choose Trauma-Informed Care through a social justice lens:

Physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual trauma can leave lasting imprints on our lives, affecting our overall well-being. For women of color, this is often complicated by race, gender, economics, and more. Traditional talk therapy may fall short when it comes to addressing the intricate connections between mind, body, and spirit. Denise understands that true healing involves healing the nervous system as well as the mind for optimal well-being.


Message to clients

Are you still grappling with the echoes of early-life trauma? Do you find yourself wondering about your triggers and how past experiences shape your present behavior? When you’re a Black woman or a woman of color exploring your trauma it should be done from a personal place as well as through the lens of social justice. Explore the “Trinity” mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions of your healing journey with me.

I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by Black women and other women of color. My practice is a safe space for women to explore, grow, and evolve beyond their traumas. Embark on a therapeutic journey that transcends traditional boundaries. I will bring a unique and transformative approach to therapy, weaving together the principles of mental health and social justice. Discover a space where your personal growth aligns with broader societal change.

Therapy through a social justice lens recognizes that individual well-being is intricately connected to societal structures and injustices. I have conversations about privilege, oppression, and systemic issues, fostering a deeper understanding of how they impact your mental health.

If you are ready to embark on a path of growth, healing, and evolution from your trauma, I am here to co-create your healing journey with you. Take the first step towards a life of your choosing.


Specialties

Psychedelic Assisted Therapy / Ketamine - Provide ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), preparation, and integration sessions.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Denise Williams is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy: $760 (180min)
  • Intergration: $260 (90min)
  • Eco Therapy: $260 (90min)
  • Urban Somatic Therapy: $260 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

For Eco Therapy, there may be additional fees depending on the location.

Urban Somatic Therapy, the session fee does not include the facility fee.

For clients located in Las Vegas, the individual rate is $150, and $175 for the intake session.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am -6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Redondo Beach practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3pm - 7pm
  • Tue 3pm - 7pm
  • Wed 3pm - 7pm
  • Thu 3pm - 7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nevada)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00 am - 6:00PM
  • Wed 11:00 am - 6:00PM
  • Thu 11:00 am - 6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Well-Play Counseling & Wellbeing Center, Therapist & Clinical Supervisor, 2020 - Present

IFS Level one, Certificate , 2023
MAPS Training, Certificate, 2022
Sound Bowl Training, Certificate, 2022
EMDR, Certificate , 2019
Antioch University, Masters Clinical Psychology, 2013


Licensure

California: 92559

Nevada: 4497-R


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

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Psychedelic Integration

Embark on a transformative path with our Psychedelic Integration Group, a safe space for individuals seeking support and guidance in integrating profound psychedelic experiences into their lives.


Client testimonials

"Ms Williams is a knowledgeable and caring professional!"
- Zencare client • April 2022