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CPW Counseling and Consulting

African American Psychologist

Dr. Catherine Packer-Williams

Welcome and thank you for visiting the home of CPW Counseling and Consulting. Our practice was founded by Dr. Catherine Packer-Williams an African American psychologist who believes that you can live a more satisfying and fulfilled life when you address concerns together through a solution-focused approach. When you work with us, we’ll start with a foundation of understanding, so you can get the advisement, encouragement, and resources you are looking for.

As a counseling psychologist, educator, and consultant, Dr. Catherine Packer-Williams provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address their challenges. She offers results-oriented professional development and training for K-12 and post-secondary educators, administrators, and students, church, community, and non-profit organizations and businesses.

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Are you part of a PK-12 school system, college/university, business, or community organization that wants to address challenges, improve performance, increase effectiveness, or acquire new professional and/or personal development skills to make a significant impact on the world around you? Explore how customized private consulting and results-oriented training for your team can get you to reach your goals and full potential.

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Whether I’m speaking across the country or inviting clients to my city, there’s nothing more personal and engaging than being in the same room with people committed to making individual or organizational change or who have a passion for wanting to make a bigger impact in their communities.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Seeing a Therapist

Each person’s therapy journey is different. Understanding what brings you to therapy will determine the best pathway forward and number of sessions. Some people come to psychologists to develop coping strategies to reduce or manage symptoms of mental illness. Other people come to therapy to understand deep-seated personal or relationship patterns that are rooted from childhood or traumatic experiences. Your past experiences, therapy goals, and several other factors will allow us to define how many sessions are best. Please note that even if you are initially coming to therapy to address a problem or concern, therapy with a licensed counselor can be a good resource and safe space for you to work on self-development and growth even when you feel things are going well.
Use our online appointment scheduler to pick a time that works for you. Pick a day and time where you can be in a comfortable place and participate from your phone, tablet, computer or device, uninterrupted. From there you can have a private conversation with Dr. Catherine Packer-Williams and work towards your goals.
Your first session is designed to give your psychologist a thorough understanding of your concerns and relevant background history, for example, information about your family, social relationships, work history and any past counseling that you have done. After getting a clearer understanding of your history and your goals, your therapist will create a Mental Health Treatment Plan surrounding the things that brought you into therapy.
Psychologists are health professionals who can help you address everyday concerns with personal challenges, relationship difficulties, stress, and mental health issues. Talk therapy is a primary tool of psychologists to help people develop coping skills. Psychiatrists have psychological training plus a medical degree that qualifies them to diagnose and treat mental illness. Where as psychologists tend to focus on lifestyle, coping, and behavioral solutions to mental health challenges, psychiatrists specialize in the medical treatment of mental illness often by prescribing medication.
Generally, counselors are Master’s degree level and can come from a broad range of training and backgrounds. Psychologists generally are state-licensed Ph.D. mental health practitioners.

The first session is 90 minutes. All follow up sessions are scheduled in a 50-minute session. 

For individual counseling, the initial 90-minute session is $125. Follow-up 50-minute sessions are billed at $100. Call for questions about group counseling and other types of counseling.
We are a fee for service self-pay practice. You self-pay for service by placing a credit card on file when you register. With easy automated billing, we charge you at the time of therapy, and you can download your receipts and payment history in your secure client portal.
No, you do not need a referral to make an appointment here. You can make an appointment with or without a referral from your general physician.
Your privacy, safety, and confidentiality are paramount. Everything you choose to share or disclose in your counseling sessions is confidential. This is a sacred rule of counseling that only has two exceptions. The first exception is if you are at risk of harm to yourself or someone else, and the second exception is in relation to us receiving a court order to share a specific set of information. If or when one of these exceptions happens, we will discuss it with you in your session.

There is no special question that can illuminate how much you can gain from therapy. Therapy is a personal experience. The answers to how you will connect with and grow from it will come from self-scheduling and attending your first appointment. If you are still trying to make a decision about whether to see a counselor at CPW Counseling and Consulting, you can call us. 

African American psychologists are trained and licensed professionals specialized as a counselor, therapist, educational advisor, developmental psychologist, and in black culturally-rooted counseling.