I fulfill the roles of husband, father, U.S. Army Veteran, and professional counselor to name a few. Credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in NC and as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), I believe that everyone is juggling multiple roles daily that may affect their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Conversely, those four previously mentioned areas of health influence the multiple roles we fulfill. Think of it as a bit of an ongoing cycle. If this sounds like you, subscribe to work with me. But who am I as a Christian counselor?
Nature of God
I believe in the Creation. And I believe in God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although they have always existed as three, they work together as one. God is omnipresent and source of life for all things, Christ is the Helper and way for all to connect with God, and the Holy Spirit is within and our power to fulfill the commissions made by God. The Triune represents a relational God, and the relationship is one of perfect love indicating that God is love.
Image of God
I believe we are all created in in the image of God or more accurately put the image of Love. And Jesus was sent to illustrate the image of Love. This love is indiscriminate, unconditional, and fearless. And by accepting that the Holy Spirit is within us, Jesus is our Savior, and God is our source of life, blessings, mercy, grace, and love, I accept my image of God and the image of Love.
I believe we live in a fallen world where sin and evil have existed over two thousand years and are both intrinsic and extrinsic. But we also live in a world where Jesus was sent to deliver us from the bondages in our lives. And He will provide spiritual healing from the wounds of our souls when we choose to accept Him as our Christ and Savior.
My calling is to be a servant leader. I believe that I will stand before God and be judged by the life that I have lived, the people I have impacted, and for the use of the gifts granted me. I have dedicated my life so that the Holy Spirit within allows Jesus to connect me to God and serve as a vessel for Him to have an impact on each soul in my life directly and indirectly, unconditionally, indiscriminately, and at all times fearlessly. My life is not my life and my soul is not my soul. I belong to Him. And it is He who is in me that is greater than me and all others in the world (1 John 4:4, ESV).
Who am I
The world will define me as a Christian, husband, father, professional counselor, therapist, supervisor, educator, African-American, man, friend, veteran, relative, etc. Although these are roles and responsibilities I hold, I will not be reduced to these labels. I believe that God is my Father, and because of our relationship, I am the salt of the earth and the light of the world. God has put me in a place of influence and visibility. And as a steward of this, I vow to let Jesus work through me keeping my focus on following wherever He leads me.
I believe in Luke 12:48 (ESV) that to whom much is given, much will be required. Additionally, to whom is entrusted much, more will be demanded. It is by God’s design and Jesus’ help that I will become a doctoral-level professional. I vow to be open to all God’s demands placed upon me and to allow my light to shine bright before all as an educator, supervisor, counselor, and peer. I also vow to be transformed by the continuous renewal of my mind via continuing education and professional development opportunities and by continuously strengthening my relationship with God via prayer, meditation, and spiritual readings.
Counseling and Spiritual Integration
As a counselor, I believe I am responsible for shining my light on all lives in which I come into contact. Every client, supervisee, student, and professional peer will provide an opportunity for Jesus to shine through me and serve as an influence. Spiritual integration is not limited to the words I use nor the techniques employed. My commitment to God extends across all settings thereby allowing His love, compassion, mercy, and patience to be seen by all under my care. I believe to love is to give. And I vow to give my expertise by way of Jesus in all professional work unconditionally, indiscriminately, and fearlessly.
I believe in Proverbs 16:24 (ESV) when Solomon states, “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” My responsibility to those under my care hinges on the relationship we share established by gracious communication. And it is through our relationship that we form an attachment and I learn to help them with their relationship with God the Triune and others in their lives. Therefore, I am more than a professional counselor. I am a healer of broken relationships both vertically and horizontally in the name of Jesus Christ my Savior. Amen.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #S6948 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
LMFT #1295 (Expires: 2019-07-31)
Dr. Williams has helped me process a lot of confusing thoughts about the end of a romantic relationship, the lack of a relationship (with my father) and the see-saw of a relationship (with my mother and siblings). He answers my litany of questions. He asks insightful questions. He gives assignments to make me soul search, so I can be better for me and ultimately for others. He (along with a few close friends and family) has walked with me during a trying season and I am very grateful for how God has used him in my life.
I never talked to a therapist/psychologist until last year when I searched for Christian-guided professional counseling after a breakup. Dr. Williams guided me through my emotional rollercoaster then and continues to serve as a counsel for me in other areas.
I want to add that I think the use of a real therapist/psychologist (not just a pastor) is often frowned on in African American communities and even Christian communities. While I appreciate what pastors bring to the table, I thank God that He blesses men/women to serve in the capacity of trained psychologists. I hope the stigma of talking to a bonafide therapist/psychologist fades in the African American and/or Christian communities.
Amazing service! An insightful and gentle counsellor with excellent communication. Helped me think about things in a helpful and different way! Highly recommended.
Dr. Williams is one of the most empathetic counsellor I worked with. And at the end of a session, there is always something concrete and genuinely useful I can do.
He seems knowledgeable and I feel very comfortable talking to him. He always responds and a timely manner is very courteous and professional.
I’ve really enjoyed working with Dr. Williams. He’s awesome!
Eric is knowledgeable, has a willingness to listen, but what is also important and appreciated on his part, is that he knows when to be assertive in order to make the sessions/interactions more efficient and effective as well.