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Bridgette Williams
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(540) 322-5424

Dr. Bridgette Williams

PhD, CSAC, ADS, MAC
Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 11
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Address:
Thriveworks Associates
120 Falcon Drive, Suite 3
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Dr. Williams has a Master’s degree in Counseling, a PhD in Pastoral Counseling. She is a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. She has worked as an ACU-Detox Specialist, a Recovery Coach, and she also previously had a Life Coaching business. She provides both individual and group therapy, and has led both support and bereavement groups. In addition to her counseling and coaching experience, she also has been a hospice worker and is a published author.

Dr. William’s is a passionate counselor, also a devoted minister, dually qualified to reach and to teach, specializing in the treatment of addiction. As the child of an alcoholic, she learned firsthand the devastating impact of addiction and how it impacts not only the individual sufferer, but the entire family; she has lived the experience. Years later, she suffered the devastating loss of her brother to a heroine overdose. She knows the life devastation caused by addiction; she has experienced it firsthand TWICE. It was this personal experiences that inspired her to combine her professional talents and abilities with her personal experience to create a comprehensive recovery program to help addicted persons overcome addiction.

Her mission is to reach out to a population in need, individual sufferers and others impacted by addiction, to empower addicts to confront, then arrest this disease, also to teach addicts and others impacted by addiction on how they can effectively deal with addiction’s devastating impact. Dr. Williams admits, “They cannot do it alone”. Overcoming an addiction is a major undertaking, but for anyone that seeks treatment at The Angelo Center, their journey of recovery will not be alone. The Treatment Center, and all of its resources, will be there to support recovery efforts, to guide, prepare, fortify participants in preparation for this fight, provide the tools and support, in a variety of forms, to support recovery.

Helps with...
  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief / Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity / Affair
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Single Life
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • cutters
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Issues
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • Aetna
  • Medicaid/Majestacare

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Bridgette Williams

She was rude

★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I, of less than a year short I know, came I'm to seek help. While they had their one on one s...Read more

he told him we don't have "real problems" and that we were taking up valuable time that someone with "real problems" could have used. A counselor should not say this to her clients. She should take her clients for whatever concerns they come in with and help them. Not tell them that it's silly and drastic that they came in.

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Bridgette Williams

A Wonderful Experience

★★★★★

Dr. Williams is an incredible counselor. I went to her for premarital counseling and it was such an amazing pr...Read more

ocess. I am so glad we made the decision to go through premarital counseling first, and so grateful we were lead to her. Dr. Williams is straightforward yet encouraging, compassionate, thoughtful and she also has a wonderful sense of humor. During our sessions, I always felt very comfortable talking with her and I truly believe the guidance she has provided to my fiancé and I is invaluable. I would highly recommend Dr. Williams to anyone seeking premarital counseling.

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Bridgette Williams

HAPPY CLIENT

★★★★★

Dr. Williams helped me to deal with my anxiety and depression, including my grief. While working through the p...Read more

rogram I felt I had the weight of the world on my shoulders; however, within a few weeks I began to regain normalcy back into my life. The sessions along with the program and the workbook allowed me to evaluate the different areas of my life that kept me in an anxious and depressed state, and how to gain the strength to face them head on. I would recommend this program to anyone facing anxiety and depression. The work she has put into this program was evident that she had experienced anxiety which gave me hope and the courage to heal.

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Trygve Trosper
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(540) 322-5424

Dr. Trygve Trosper

PhD, LPC, NCC
Address:
Thriveworks Associates
1320 Central Park Blvd Suite 200
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

My greatest quality as a therapist is helping my clients explore ways to change their current behaviors in their lives that are causing them difficulties individually, as a couple, employment, or educationally. I firmly believe that all individuals need someone to talk to who will give them exclusive attention during a therapeutic session. I am an active listener and I accept each individual without judgment. I provide my clients with a warm and safe environment without being critical of their moral standards. A place where the client can explore their personal issues that may be preventing them from successfully living a life.

I hold a PhD in Educational Psychology and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor. I use a variety of approaches to assist my clients, depending on the individual's needs. My experience includes working with clients dealing with PTSD, single-parenting, depression, conduct & mood disorders, anger management and other life challenges that are classified in the DSM V. I believe that I am uniquely qualified to help clients from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. I am committed to bringing about a positive and constructive change to all individuals I serve.

Counselor Interview Questions:

What made you want to become a therapist?

I became a therapist, in order to help individuals, work through life’s test and/or challenges. I find it a rewarding mission to assist people in resolving these tests & challenges.

What type of clients do you most enjoy working with?

I enjoy working with all types of clients, but I if I had a preference, it would be to work with children (3-18yrs).

What's do you like most about working with clients?

Helping them resolve their issue(s).

Why do people get stuck? How do you help clients get unstuck?

Some clients get “stuck” because they may have reached a point of resistance either with the problem being addressed or with the therapist. I will take a two prong approach to move the client forward. First, I address the thoughts that are contributing to the client’s inability to progress. Secondly, we will work to explore the past reasons that may be causing difficulties.

What's the best part of your day?

Helping clients make that breakthrough

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

Generally, I prefer Psychodynamic & Reality Therapy, but I use a variety of methods.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

That therapy works.

What type of clients do you work best with?

I work best with all clients.

How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?

It all depends on the client and the presenting problem. I’ve had client(s) attend only one session and client(s) who have attended weekly sessions for four months. However, I attended a clinical supervision workshop and the instructor provide a statistic that said, “the median number of sessions for a client who’s attending counseling is one”.

How long does it usually take for a client to begin to experience change?

Again, it’s all depends on the severity of the diagnosis and the willful participation of the client.

How might you counsel a client who is struggling during a divorce or breakup?

Address why the relationship is not working. The session shouldn’t be about blaming the other or yourself.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing social anxiety?

Provide supportive counseling, education and encourage regular exercise as part of the treatment plan.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing clinical depression?

Help the client identify the issues that contribute to their depression.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

Address the psychological aspects of the addiction not the physical. The addiction is not the drugs/alcohol it is the need to escape the real problems/issues they face daily.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing shame and guilt?

Employ some of the same techniques/methodologies for depression and anxiety.

What would you say to a client who was nervous about his or her first session?

Don’t be nervous, this is the one place where you can let go and speak freely without judgment.

What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?

Choose one that makes you feel comfortable, and whom you trust to talk to about anything even though it is painful.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

They tell me it’s working.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

Yes. Clients can become dependent on counseling.

What can a client do to prepare for his/her first counseling appointment?

Just be honest with themselves that they are willingly attending counseling and they are prepared to do the work.

When working with couples, what is the most common challenge you see?

The couples are attending counseling because it’s a crisis. The challenge is that the couple wants the therapist to fix the problem in a session or two.

When a relationship has experienced infidelity/adultery, does it ever recover?

Yes, but it takes a strong, secure and understanding couple to work through the infidelity/adultery. The hardest part is that mentally one will not forget the event but one can emotionally forgive.

When a couple attends counseling, how long does it take for the couple’s relationship to experience improvement?

It can be one session if the couple is determined to work as a team and work on the tasks identified during the counseling session.

When counseling a couple, what’s your goal for the first session?

Communication equals Satisfaction

Helps with...
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Aging
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Careers
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief / Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity / Affair
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Single Life
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • cutters
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Issues
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • Aetna
  • Magellan Healthcare
  • Anthem(Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • OPTUM

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Thriveworks Associates
120 Falcon Dr. #3
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Tel : (540) 322-5424

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8AM-9PM
Sat-Sun: 8AM-5PM

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