Macy Williamson is a licensed marriage and family therapist who provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families. She holds an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University and a B.A. in both Psychology and Interpersonal/Organizational Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is a strength-based clinician who utilizes cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and other evidence based approaches.
Ms. Williamson’s clinical background involves working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, and self-esteem issues. She also practices family based interventions with children and adolescents facing ADD/ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. In addition, Ms. Williamson has worked extensively with couples on issues of co-parenting, infidelity and divorce, adjustment stress, and other family transition periods. She has integrated her counseling practice into primary care and inpatient facilities as well, helping families adjust to diagnoses such as cancer, cardiac diseases, and developmental disabilities. She is also involved in research relating to the family life cycle and adjustment to difficult couple and family transitions.
Through her varied experiences and training in the bio-psycho-social model of care, Ms. Williamson has developed a strong appreciation for the myriad of factors that influence mental health. She recognizes that overall well being involves identifying, exploring, and addressing the interplay between biological, psychological, social, and relational aspects of life. Therefore, she incorporates multiple parts of her clients’ systems into her therapeutic practice – including family members, school teachers, and other care providers where appropriate. In doing so, her primary focus of treatment is aiding clients in identifying areas of improvement while enhancing unique strengths through positive coping skills, adaptive communication patterns, and healthy relationships.