Fredericksburg VA Counselors and Coaches

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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 10
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Address:
Thriveworks Associates
20 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

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Bridgette Williams

Dr. Williams

★★★★☆

As a new client, I discovered I felt immediately at ease with dr. Williams. She demonstrates an impr...Read moreessive combination of admirable counseling traits; knowledgeable, flexible, understanding, engaging and focused on client success. Her demeanor communicatesthe perfect balance of professionalism as well as compassion all times. To me this is crucial for me to feel comfortable and ultimately invaluable for my success! Dr. Williams consistently provides a most inviting setting for progress and success. I appreciate her diverse background of experiences as personal experiences provide a depth of understanding and relatability that goes beyond educational training;giving her an added advantage of perspective which I believe will really help all clients progress, resolve problems and develop real coping skills for life. She is the real thing...extremely dedicated, engaging, sincere and capable of helping her clients move forward through life's trials with persevereance and achieve goals of success and life happiness!Read less

Bridgette Williams

Awesome Experience

★★★★★

I am a paralegal for a local law firm in Fredericksburg Virginia. We have many clients with various ...Read moreaddictions that desperately need treatment. Unfortunately, there are few options for outpatient treatment. Most times people in need of treatment get funneled through various treatments where the patient feels like a number and sometimes it can take months for a first appointment. When I contacted the Angelo Recovery Center for a client that was in desperate need for immediate outpatient treatment Dr. Williams and her assistant was able to get my client in the very next day for an assessment. Dr Williams is creating a treatment plan that is specifically for my clients addiction and needs. My client will now be getting individual and group therapy. Not to mention the fact that Dr. Williams is accessible for her patients when they are in need. I highly recommend any person, family member, friend, doctor, or attorney with an individual in need of immediate treatment to bypass all the typical routine treatment facilities and try something new that can really help a person suffering from the disease of addiction.Read less

Bridgette Williams

Dr. Williams is the BEST!!

★★★★★

I have tried other avenues without much success. After just two sessions, myself as well as friends ...Read moreand family have noticed how effective her counseling is. She has not only provided much needed hope but also checks in to make sure I'm still on the right path. I simpy cannot sing her praises enough! Dr. Williams truly is the best!Read less

Trygve Trosper
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(540) 322-5424

Dr. Trygve Trosper

PhD, LPC, NCC
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Address:
Thriveworks Associates
120 Falcon Drive, Suite 3
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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 drive #3
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Tel : (540) 322-5424

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