ABOUT ME AND MY OFFICE
JESSE WILLIAMS, MS, LPC/MHSP, NCC, CCH
I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science in horticulture and plant sciences, and after some time finding my own path, I returned to school where I completed my graduate work. I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, and I interned at Skyland Trail, a residential treatment facility in Atlanta, GA. While there, I worked with individuals who had thought disorders and psychosis, as well as a variety of other mental health issues, and I gained experience with various therapeutic approaches. For several years, I worked in the suburbs of Atlanta at an outpatient clinic with a team of other therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, where I gained experience with a diverse populations in a non-acute style setting.
Over the past several years, I've continued to learn and grow into the professional that I am today. I'm certified and trained in clinical hypnotherapy, as well as levels I, II, and III of HMR (holographic memory resolution) and levels I and II of Usui Reiki. My other trainings and continuing education opportunities have involved life coaching, art-based therapy practices, and therapeutic shamanic practices.
When I left Atlanta in 2018, I moved to East Tennessee in hopes of growing a therapy practice that specializes in the treatment of anxiety and trauma through an integrative, non-traditional approach to healing.
Clients typically experience me as energetic, comical, and upbeat. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, painting, reading, taking photos, gardening, and hiking the wonderful trails of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Although my speciality is trauma and anxiety and self-esteem/identity development, as a licensed professional counselor with mental health service provider designation (LPC/MHSP) (License #4417), I have the knowledge and experience to work with individuals 16 years old and older who are needing help with:
anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorders, social anxiety disorder, phobias and fears)
trauma (such as PTSD and trauma-related problems)
identity and life goal exploration
OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorders)
ADD and ADHD
adjustment and stage of life issues
grief and loss
sexuality and gender identity issues
Additionally, I am LGBTQIA+ allied, and I welcome everyone from all cultures and religious/spiritual paths.
My approach is individualized for every client, using a variety of methods. My therapy modality is most closely identified as transpersonal therapy at its very core. Transpersonal therapy has evolved and a branched off of humanistic therapy, and it is viewed as a therapy approach that incorporates enlightenment and empowerment as the ultimate goal. Oftentimes, my approach also incorporates elements of existential therapy, experiential therapy, life coaching, and analytical psychology.
I utilize such techniques as traditional talk therapy, hypnotherapy, life-coaching, nature-based therapy, tarot-based therapy, holographic memory resolution, trauma-reprocessing, tapping/emotional-freedom technique, meditation skills, and mind-body connection/awareness.
My Perspective on Therapy
My goal as a therapist is to help you find your true self and your ideal path for your life. Oftentimes, our true selves and paths get buried under the hurt from the past, the auto-pilot of the present, and the fears of the future. Together, we will work to address that which holds you back—be it old patterns, traumatic memories, or negative thoughts— and to rediscover that true self and path. I will support you as you explore negative emotions, beliefs, and behaviors, and I will help you to find and identify your own inner strength so that you can feel more grounded and rooted in the person you want to become and in the life you want to live.
I believe that therapy is an artistic, collaborative process between the therapist and the client, and in order to achieve goals, creativity and intuition are necessary . I heavily encourage clients to tap into their own intuition, to reconnect with their true selves, and to honor themselves and their emotions. I enjoy making therapy sessions experiential, memorable, and meaningful by bringing in activities, homework, and props.