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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 12
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Address:
Thriveworks Associates
120 Falcon Drive, Suite 3
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Dr. Williams has devoted her life to addiction recovery—reaching people who suffer with addiction, supporting communities in need, and counseling people impacted by a loved one’s addiction.

Dr. Williams has extensive training and experience in addiction therapy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling, has earned a PhD in Pastoral Counseling, and is a licenses Substance Abuse Counselor. Dr. Williams has worked as a Recovery Coach, Life Coach, and a ACU-Detox Specialist. She provides group and individual therapy. Along with addiction therapy, she also offers bereavement support and hospice work. Dr. Williams is a published author.

Growing up with an alcoholic parent and having lost her brother to a heroine overdose, Dr. Williams knows firsthand the devastation addiction can bring to the individual and the family. Her life experiences give her a unique perspective, and Dr. Williams is a passionate counselor, a devoted minister, and a highly trained teacher. She has combined her personal passion and her professional expertise to create effective recovery treatment plans for addiction.

Dr. Williams seeks to empower her clients who face addiction to confront and arrest the disease. She teaches addicts the impact their addiction has on their family and friends and how to handle addiction’s devastation. “They cannot do it alone,” Dr. Williams admits. Conquering addiction takes tremendous effort and support, but the clients who receive treatment through The Angelo Center do not have to take on their addiction alone. Dr. Williams and the treatment center use their resource to support, prepare, guide, and fortify addiction to fight for sobriety and 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

Life-Changing

★★★★★
Dr.Williams has helped me to make so many realizations. She has helped me develop strategies that have allowe...Read more

d me to overcome issues from my past and my present. Sometimes it feels like she is translating everything I say into a narrative that makes me say, "Oh my gosh! That's exactly how I feel." I am a woman of faith and I love how Dr. Williams incorporates that same wisdom into our sessions. I named this review life-changing because Dr. Williams really has transformed my life and my mind. Or as she would say she helped me to transform myself. I also love the way Dr. Williams incorporates technology into her sessions allowing virtual sessions when you just want to stay home and be comfortable or rest from a long days work. She is always recommending great resources like books, YouTube videos, programs, and more..which I love! Dr. Williams has truly found a special place in my heart, and I'm highly confident that she does the same for the rest of her clients. She is not only amazing at what she does...I KNOW she changes lives (even if she is too humble to admit it). I know...because I'm one of the lives. Thank you Dr. Williams! And shout out to your amazing assistant too!

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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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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

Many of my clients are exploring changes they need to make and behaviors that are causing them trouble personally, professionally, or educationally. I am here to help through active listening without judgment. My office is a warm and safe space without criticism of moral standards. I offer therapy that supports clients as they explore and correct what may be holding them back from success.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and I earned a PhD in Educational Psychology. I tailor my approach to each client’s needs and goals. I have worked with clients are facing some of life’s biggest challenges: single-parenting, PTSD, depression, conduct and mood disorders, anger management, and other challenges classified in the DSM V.

I have helped clients of all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, and I am dedicated to helping every client reach positive and constructive change.

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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