Executive Director, Lead Therapist

Carl D. Williams


Professional accreditation and membership

  • OCSWSSW Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers– Member
  • OASW Ontario Association of Social Workers– Member

“We cannot predict the direction the wind will blow but we can adjust our sails” - Unknown

Life often takes unpredictable turns and no one is immune from adversities. Despite our best efforts, we often need a ladder or a bridge to assist us to connect, reconnect, recover, discover, to achieve self-actualization and empowerment.

As a therapist, I recognize that everyone is unique, every situation is exceptional and there is no one size fits all solution. I am here to help you navigate your walk between the rain drops.

I became a psychotherapist because clients with whom I interfaced daily in the corporate world, would share with me, their many challenges and personal struggles with everyday life issues, such as relationship issues, including marriage and divorce issues, mental health and parenting issues, etc.  Often, they were on the brink of losing Hope. I had a yearning to motivate and empower change.

Being a registered Social Worker and Therapist, with a Master’s degree in Social Work from York University, along with certificates in behavioral disciplines, clients come to me for many reasons:

  • Family Crisis
  • Couples and Families with Relationship issues
  • Conflicts in Separation and Divorce
  • Premarital counseling
  • Custody and Access Assessment
  • Mental Health challenges in Children and Adults
  • Parent-Teen Conflicts/Behavioural issues
  • Work Place issues
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Self Esteem

They come for a therapeutic and corrective experience. My Practice approach is, Solution Focused, Humanist/Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT)

I offer attention, active listening, understanding, empathy, acceptance, and encouragement, within an anti-oppressive framework. As a humanist, I provide a safe space within which you may initiate your self-actualization and empowerment. My favorite theorist is Carl Rodgers who believes in unconditional positive regard for the client. Together, we foster hope and develop the expectation of change. Yes! Change can be effected within a sphere of hope, motivation, and determination. The most profound and insightful thing I have learned in my practice is that practical support, is a tangible and highly motivating factor, in the mental health recovery process.

During the first session, we will discover and get a grasp of the challenges. In subsequent sessions, we will explore different techniques, look at new ways of seeing and doing things, and handling situations, so that the challenges are better managed or completely resolved. You will have homework between sessions i.e., implementing techniques discovered during the sessions to enable you to find a resolution, and creating a foundation for sustained improvements/empowerment. I like reading, biographies, exploring nature, traveling, and healthy living. I am also a news junkie.