Travis E. Williams M.Ed., M.A., LCMHC
My background is unique as I began my career as a vocational rehabilitation counselor (VRC) providing adjustment and career counseling to individuals diagnosed with a variety of DSM-V diagnoses and those living with physical disabilities. Working as a VRC, I have been employed at both Federal and State Agencies. In my role as a VRC, I worked with clients to help them develop an understanding that living with significant challenges can be embraced without shame or embarrassment and that their lives can be lived with purpose and meaning despite their significant challenges. Through my work involving those living with disabilities, I became increasingly interested in serving clients who had been diagnosed with mental health conditions. To better equip myself to work with this population, I secured my license as a clinical mental health counselor.
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Some of you reading this information may be experiencing the sudden loss of a loved one, while others may be experiencing the emotional roller coaster of divorce or separation. Yet for others, an inability to resolve persistent feelings of self-doubt, to control your anger, or to have effective communication with your spouse may have prompted you to seek professional help. Some may find themselves in need of consultation and direction to help strategize their efforts to accomplish personal and professional goals. Whatever the reason or circumstance, remember these two things: 1) you are not alone and 2) seeking help is the first step one takes to initiate positive change in his or her circumstances. We consider it a privilege that you are considering True Impact Counseling Services, PLLC as a potential resource. Seeking counseling is not a cure-all for difficult life circumstances; nevertheless, it is our sincere hope that if we work together, our partnership will allow us to discover new perspectives to your challenges and that together we identify techniques and strategies to facilitate positive change that is impactful!
True Impact Counseling
Our mission at True Impact Counseling Services, PLLC is to provide quality counseling that encourages positive change in the lives of our clients. We accomplish our mission by respectfully challenging, supporting, and equipping those we serve. We assert that all clients have the capacity to impact and influence their circumstances. We are committed to meeting our clients where they are in life and working to help them attain their stated goals.
My professional experience also includes work as an outpatient therapist, where I provided individual counseling services to adults and adolescents diagnosed with anxiety, mood, and conduct disorders. I assisted my clients in dealing with a variety of challenges including resolving family conflict, reducing mal-adaptive behaviors and unhealthy thought patterns. While employed with the Veterans Administration, I gained a unique understanding related to the needs of our veteran population and the challenges many of our veterans confront when living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance use, and other service connected disabilities. In my role at the Veterans Administration I assisted veterans in securing services, counseled them on navigating barriers related to successful transitions back to civilian life, as well as provided career and vocational planning. Finally, as an ordained deacon in the Christian faith, I acquired significant lay counseling experience ministering to others in a variety of areas including men's issues, spiritual growth, bereavement, marriage, and divorce.
My education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from West Virginia State University, a Master of Arts in Sociology from Marshall University, and a Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Auburn University. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, permitting me to practice counseling in the state of North Carolina, License Number 12758.
Along with being formally educated, I consider a significant part of my education to be my unique life experiences. One of those experiences includes the rupture of an arteriovenous malformation or (AVM) resulting in a nearly fatal stroke that happened when I was seventeen years old. Although surviving such a life altering event brought many struggles and personal challenges, I overcame my worry, fear, and self-doubt to live a very rewarding and fulfilling life. It was an experience that gifted me a deeper level of sensitivity, insight, and understanding regarding loss, tragedy, and the unfortunate circumstances life can throw at us.
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