Doctoral Candidate, University of Maryland, Family Science program
Generations Program, Fatherhood Coordinator Children’s Hospital, Washington, DC
Evaluation Consultant Adventist Healthcare
High School Special Education Instructor, Louis and Clark School, P12X, Bronx, NY
Master’s of Science in Urban Education, George Washington University
Master of Science – Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Maryland
During my clinical training at the University of Maryland, I gained experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I am especially familiar with clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety as well as those who seek to improve the quality of their marriages. As a former high school teacher, I also have experience working withteenagers and helping them through the challenges they face.
I hope you have found this information helpful in your search for a therapist. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at Thrive@SonjaWilliams.com or via telephone at 202.744.9430.
I wish you well in your journey and I look forward to celebrating your success with you.
Damian Waters, LGMFT, M.S. Call today: 202-744-9430
Healing and change arise from the relationships I form with my clients. I approach therapy—individual, couple, and family—with the goal of cultivating five elements I believe to be essential to healthy relationships:
Positive Regard: There are times when we need help to cope with troubling thoughts, emotions, and difficulties with those whom we love the most. Therapy is a place where you will not be judged. Above all else, I will appreciate, respect and care for you as a person.
Trust: I strive to make therapy a place where you feel safe to be vulnerable. You can be assured that, at all junctures, I will have your best interest in mind. I will keep our discussions in confidence, and I will support you as you work towards contentment with yourself and your relationships.
Communication:I work to maintain transparency about all aspects of therapy. I will ask questions that will allow me to learn more about your perspectives and how you understand the challenges you face. I will also help you to learn new ways of communicating that will enhance your progress and improve your interactions with others.
Effort: Relationships require work. My goal is to “meet you where you are”, and to help you to navigate through the difficulties you are facing. There are many tools I may draw from to help you learn ways to get the maximum benefit from the effort you invest..
Hope: In the face of difficulties, people may feel discouraged and uncertain that change is possible. I believe that as we learn how to to change our circumstances and over come our difficulties, we are empowered to experience healing, transformation and ultimate success.
1 clinical hour: $150
30 min session: $75