Gwendolyn (Wendy) Williamson, LMSW

Gwendolyn (Wendy) Williamson, LMSW Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    Wayne State University
  • Degree:
    MSW

Opening up to someone you don’t know is one of the most difficult things in the world to do. I understand that and want to make that as comfortable and non-threatening as possible. I believe that the more you can trust your therapist, the better you will do in therapy. I will work hard to earn your trust.

My approach to therapy is always person-centered, with the person being you. I am skilled in exposure therapy for trauma, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy for a variety of issues, as well as educating people about their rights and services. I have expertise in Social Security Disability, Guardianship and Alternatives, anger management, and the dynamics of alcoholism/addiction/abuse and how it affects families. I have 30 years of experience working with adolescents and adults with disabilities, adjustment issues, PTSD, stress and anxiety, and depression, along with many other issues in my career.

I am also adept at helping you recognize patterns of behavior and their origin and working to change patterns so that you can have a happier life. I work well with adult children coping with childhood abuse. I am down to earth and my clients have always told me that they like how I speak to them in a straightforward manner. I received both my Bachelors of Social Work and my Master's Degree of Clinical Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan while working in the Community Health System. I have worked in the CMH system, in the auto no-fault system, and doing clinic-based therapy.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • Priority Health
  • UBH
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • Addiction
  • ADHD (Adults)
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Premarital
  • Psychosis / Schizophrenia
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Family trauma/abuse.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Depression

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Court Ordered
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused