Janice Elizabeth Williams, L.C.S.W. is a writer and a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. For over ten years, she has served in leadership positions at Portals Of Wonder, a nonprofit organization that brings magic, mime, and music to critically ill children, the frail elderly, and Holocaust survivors.
As a psychotherapist with specialized expertise in treating trauma, Janice works primarily with adults, couples, and families, as well as children. Her gentle, strengths-based approach has brought healing and greater awareness to those seeking a positive bridge to a more fulfilling life. Prior to opening her private practice, she worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families at several social service agencies in New York City.
Author of several books and plays for both adults and children, Janice has a passion for writing plays, poetry, and fiction, which address humanitarian, social, and environmental issues. Two of her children’s books, “Laurice’s Adventures of a Wizard: The Wizard and The Great Balloon,” and “Laurice’s Adventures of a Wizard: My Friend, Jenny, and The Wizard,” can be found at amazon.com – search: Janice Elizabeth Williams. “The Wizard and The Great Balloon” was chosen best new release in category by Amazon Kindle.
When Janice was a college student pursuing a career in international social work, she was diagnosed with a disabling neurological condition, and it was recommended that she get a wheelchair. Concerned that her disability might limit her opportunities, she struggled to continue walking on crutches. Determined to follow her dream, she traveled to Guatemala, where she worked with children in extreme poverty (who rummaged through the garbage dump for survival). Her experiences in Guatemala inspired her to write a book, “Pedro’s Shining Star.”
More than ten years after she was told that her neurological condition was probably incurable, Janice found solutions to her health problems through holistic and integrative medicine. She is no longer afraid that she will end up in a wheelchair. Based on her personal struggles and professional experiences, she believes that facing medical challenges can be an opportunity for wisdom and growth.
Janice has a Master of Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Hunter College.
To speak with Janice, please call 212-463-0910 to schedule a free initial 10-minute consultation.