LPC, RPT, CAS
Williams Counseling and Play Therapy, PLLC
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Welcome and Hello!
Thank you for your interest in Williams Counseling and Play Therapy (WCPT). WCPT is a private practice created by Annette Williams, PhD, M.Ed., LPC, RPT, CAS to provide individual counseling to children and adults. In addition to individual counseling, we offer school assistance, and supportive parent training to enhance development of children or adolescents. No child is too young to begin receiving the help they need and early intervention is the best way to help children overcome the struggles they face.
As a cognitive behavioral therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your potential and lead a life worth celebrating.
Why Chose Therapy?
According to the Association of Play Therapy:
Child play therapy is a way of being with the child that honors their unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping in the “language” of the child – play. Licensed mental health professionals therapeutically use play to help their clients to better express themselves and resolve their problems.
Play Therapy works best when a safe relationship is created between the therapist and client, one in which the latter may freely and naturally express both what pleases and bothers them.
Play Therapy is used as a primary intervention or as supportive therapy for:
Behavioral problems, such as anger management, grief and loss, divorce and abandonment, and crisis and trauma.
Behavioral disorders, such as anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), autism or pervasive developmental, academic and social developmental, physical and learning disabilities, and conduct disorders.
Research suggests Play Therapy is an effective mental health approach, regardless of age, gender, or the nature of the problem, and works best when a parent, family member, or caretaker is actively involved in the treatment process. For more information on play therapy including research citations, please visit:
According to the American Psychological Association:
Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best and you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.
You should consider therapy when your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be. Some people seek psychotherapy because they have felt depressed, anxious, or angry for a long time. Others may want help for a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Still others may have short-term problems they need help navigating. They may be going through a divorce, facing an empty nest, feeling overwhelmed by a new job, or grieving a family member’s death, for example.
Signs that you could benefit from therapy include:
You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness
Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends
You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities
You worry excessively, expect the worst, or are constantly on edge
Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs, or being aggressive, are harming you or others
Annette Williams, PhD, M.Ed., LPC, RPT, CAS is a Professional Member of the Association of Play Therapy and is a National Certified Counselor through the NBCC.
Couples & Family
Grief and Loss
Anxiety and Fears
Parent Supportive Training
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The Counseling Center at 2500 East TC Jester, Suite 249, Houston, Texas 77008
About Annette Williams
Annette Williams has worked with families and children for more than 25 years. Her involvement has been through works with local foster to adopt agencies, women's shelters, community centers, and private counseling practices. Her highest degree in mental health is a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health, but she also holds a Doctorate Degree in Organizational Behavior, a second Master's degree in Management and a Bachelor's degree in Public Affairs. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist and a Certified Autism Specialist who enjoys working with families and children. Adding to this, she was a Professor for a local Community College and worked in this capacity for 16 years. Annette's experience includes working with youth and adults who have experienced physical, sexual, and emotional abuse/trauma; youth experiencing peer pressure or being bullied, self-esteem concerns, multi-cultural concerns, attachment and bonding issues; parent/child or partner relational problems, dating violence/abuse, non-suicidal self-harm behavior, obsessions and compulsions, mood disorders, personality, anxiety, conduct and oppositional defiant disorders.
Annette is eclectic and uses a mix of theories to meet client needs. Play therapy includes the use of sand tray, art, and psychoeducation to engage clients 2 years of age and up. A holistic approach is utilized by exploring with and educating clients about how mind, spirit and body are interconnected. Annette believes that when people have hope, they can replace irrational thinking with positive thinking.