Denise Williams, Therapist in Los Angeles, California — Zencare
Denise Marie Williams
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Denise Marie Williams

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Los Angeles Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Entrepreneur mental health
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Denise M. Williams is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California. In her private practice, she focuses on women of color who suffer from depression, anxiety, phase-of-life issues, and existential crisis. Through a social justice lens, self-care, and a sense of humor, Denise’s goal is to help women uncover the belief systems that drives behavior that does not work for them. From this place, women can learn to create the life that they choose to live.

She is licensed through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.

Denise believes that change happens when we examine what we believe. She uses a simple formula when working with clients: Beliefs + Values = Behaviors (B+V=B).

In other words, what you believe and what you value shows up in your behaviors. So, if one wants to change their behaviors, one must first examine their belief and value systems. Denise believes that doing so through talk therapy with a qualified, caring professional is a powerful tool of transformation.


Message to clients

If you are an African American/Black or woman of color struggling with life stressors, mental health issues, imposter syndrome, self-esteem, trauma, racism in the workplace, generational trauma, or more, it is time to give me a call so I can assist you in your healing journey. I will create a safe healing space free of judgment and shame so that you can heal. I am eclectic in my approach as one size does not fit all, but I specialize in Psychodynamic therapy and EMDR.

My goal is to assist women of color to heal by exploring your belief and value systems and how they impact your behavior. Healing your inner child, desensitizing old traumas, providing tools and healthy coping skills to improve your mental health. I will encourage, motivate, coach, and inspire you if you are ready to move past the pain and create a life not driven by fear.

I understand how difficult it is to dig into your past and face your pain, I am here because I have had to do the challenging work of healing and understand the importance of having the right therapist. The right therapist will allow you to get vulnerable and from vulnerability comes great healing.


Specialties

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

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)

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

Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

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: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

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.

  • As needed

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 3pm-7pm
  • Tue 3pm-7pm
  • Wed 3pm-7pm
  • Thu 3pm-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Los Angeles practice
2001 Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, California 90025
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

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

EMDR, Certificate , 2019
Antioch University, Masters Clinical Psychology, 2013


Licensure

California: 92559


Languages

English


Client testimonials

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