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Phyllis Williams
Marriage and Family Therapist
Georgia

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and Relationship Issues

Great to meet you!

I am a licensed individual and family therapist with over 22 years of experience. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders (excessive worrying, intrusive/unwanted thoughts), depression (feeling unmotivated, sad, or stuck), ADHD, OCD, couples in conflict, and parent/child issues. I work best with individuals who are ready to do the emotional work and prefer a hands-on and action-oriented psychotherapeutic approach to promote change.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I approach treatment using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy which helps individuals to identify beliefs that lack value (beliefs that are negative and only serve to keep patients feeling hurt, fearful, and stuck); and I teach tools to decrease and manage negative emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I also employ cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and psychoeducation to help patients better understand how their brain works so they can improve emotional regulation.

What you can expect from our first session

As a client, you can expect to have an increased understanding of how your brain works; and how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors evolve. The knowledge that you gain can be is a powerful catalyst for change. You can expect to learn tools and strategies to utilize daily to improve the quality of your emotional health and relationship experiences. You can expect to leave sessions feeling less stuck and, anxious. More importantly, you feel better emotionally.









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Phyllis's style is

Participatory
Empowering
Solution-oriented

Insurance carriers Phyllis accepts

Aetna
Anthem
Cigna
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about Phyllis

MA (Master of Arts) at Antioch University
License type: MFT
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Black or African descent
Languages: English
Works with: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: Trauma, LGBTQIA+, Family Issues, Anger Management, PTSD, Stress, Grief, Loss, Bipolar Disorder, and Maternal Mental Health
Modalities: Trauma Focused, Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Exposure Response Prevention

Locations

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165 Dekalb Industrial Way F3
Decatur, GA 30030