Ms. Williams has advanced training in EMDR, play therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Millie Williams received her bachelor’s degree in social work from East Tennessee State University, graduating magna cum laude, and her master’s degree from Florida State University. She then completed a fellowship in advanced psychotherapy at the Institute for Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Research and Training at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Ms. Williams has extensive experience in assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults whose problems cover the range of individual and relationship issues. Her practice has been in outpatient settings, with the exception of five years in which she provided intensive individual, family and play group psychotherapy to children in psychiatric residential treatment. Along with direct treatment experience Ms. Williams has provided clinical supervision and consultation to child-serving agencies. Also she provides emergency intervention to employees who encounter crisis situations in their workplace. Ms. Williams’ specialty areas are the assessment and treatment of preschool and older children with emotional and family problems, treatment of people of all ages who have experienced trauma, including the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and depressive disorders as well as problems with adjustment to change and loss.