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  • Tiffany Williams Tiffany Williams

Tiffany Williams, Ph.D.

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style consists of utilizing techniques from Systems and Cognitive Behavioral theories. I also encompass multicultural perspectives into my clinical work. I enjoy working with marginalized populations paying special attention to diversity factors, such as processing how systemic barriers (e.g., microaggressions), political climate, and other factors (e.g., first-generation, racial identity) inform my clients’ psychological wellbeing and/or affect academic functioning. I have experience working with clients for a range of presenting concerns, such as issues related to depression, anxiety, adjustment, academic, family of origin, etc.

Supervision Style: 

My supervision style encompasses techniques and practices from Developmental and Cognitive Behavioral approaches with a multicultural lens. It is important to me that I offer a collaborative, supportive, open, and safe space for my supervisees to process and enhance their clinical, professional, and personal development.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include identifying systemic barriers (racism, stigma, prejudice) and ways these barriers impact academic functioning, mental and physical health, career and vocational exploration. I am dedicated to reducing stigma among individuals in marginalized communities and committed to promoting physical and psychological wellness and educational/career development. I enjoy social justice and advocacy work that focuses on inclusion, diversity, and supporting underrepresented/stigmatized populations.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am facilitating the group Colorful Women I and II, which are process/support groups designed to offer women of color a unifying therapeutic forum to share experiences while developing life affirming strategies. I serve as a liaison to the Hale Black Cultural Center.

Educational Background:

I obtained a BA in psychology and sociology at Cleveland State University. I received an MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cleveland State University and hold a Professional Counselor license. I obtained a PhD in Urban Education specializing in Counseling Psychology from Cleveland State University. I completed my pre-doctoral psychology internship at the University of Missouri’s Counseling Center.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy activities that help slow down my brain! For example, reading, watching movies, taking vacation trips to cabins, and relaxing are some of my favorite activities. I also love spending time with my family and friends.

My Pronouns:  

She/Her/Hers