Randy Williams, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and family therapist
Randy holds a M.A. in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Azusa Pacific University, and has been in clinical practice for over 30 years. Randy is one of the co-founders of Discovery Counseling Associates. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Washington. Between Randy’s years ofclinical experience and his active involvement in church leadership, he has developed a practical and integrated theological and psychological perspective.
Randy has worked in the mental health field since 1985. His experience includes: working with Fremont Youth and Family Services in Fremont, CA with adolescents and families referred for therapy by the court system and social services; working in church settings in Fremont and Walnut Creek, CA; and working in the drug and alcohol field in at least two different settings, primarily with families and couples impacted by D & A problems. He enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families, in both short- and long-term cognitive and behavioral therapy with an understanding of family systems. Areas of focus include marital/relational conflict and infidelity, mood disorders, anxiety disorders (including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorders).
Randy has led marriage enrichment weekends and seminars both in the US and in Canada. He also developed and co-taught a lay care giving/counseling program in Whatcom and Skagit counties for many years. He has served with Red Cross as mental health services liaison, and also as a support officer for the Bellingham Fire Department. Randy has also served with the Whatcom/Skagit Industrial Critical Incident Stress Management team.
Randy is widowed and has two married adult children and one grandchild. He enjoys family, camping, hiking, reading, golfing, baseball, and road tripping.
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES THERAPY
Randy works with adults (age 18 and up) in individual, couples, and family therapy.
He works with his clients on the following types of issues:
- Relationship Issues: marriage, parent-child, etc.
- Damage due to Infidelity/Affairs
- Anxiety, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety
- Life transition issues
- Faith-based issues
The intake forms listed above are included to help clarify the nature of our relationship and what we can expect of each other. They also let you know about my background and training, my therapeutic approach, and the business aspects of my practice so that you can be an informed consumer of mental health services.
I am required by state law and professional standards to provide some of this information to each new client. Other information, I have learned over the years, simply helps a person like yourself arrive at the best possible fit between therapist and client. You are encouraged to be an active participant, deciding among treatment options and plans. That active participation begins now as you read and complete these forms. Completing them prior to our first session, including writing down any questions you may have and bringing them with you, will help us be productive from the outset.