Dr. Darlene Williams, Clinical, Forensic and Transpersonal Psychologist
Dr. Darlene Williams practices clinical, forensic and transpersonal psychology. She has advanced training in hypnosis, forensic psychology, and equine-assisted psychotherapy, as well as 33 years of experience in treating individuals with a wide range of mental health issues. In the forensic field, Dr. Williams has published journal articles, and a book chapter. She is a former board member for PACE Center for Girls, as well as The Institute for Survivors of Incest & Sexual Violence, Inc. Dr. Williams is a former host of the Tampa Bay Trauma & Dissociation Study Group.
Dr. Darlene Williams served as a Founding Member and Associate Trainer for both the International Academy for Advanced Clinical Hypnosis, and the American Institute for Rapid Trauma Resolution. Her areas of specialty include trauma recovery, grief and loss, psychocardiology, couples and family treatment, transpersonal psychotherapy, & ecotherapy. Dr. Williams is certified in Hypnotherapy, as well as Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy. She was approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education activities in 2009 (in conjunction with Dr Tricia Wilmoth), and in 2013 (with Dr. Gloria Payne), regarding innovative PTSD/MST treatment modalities for mental health professionals. In addition, Dr. Williams served as Founding Mental Health Consultant for The Department of Labor, Job Corps Center for Excellence, St. Petersburg, Fl.
Dr Williams has been interviewed on broadcast and internet radio, television, in print., and on YouTube. As a result of her work with horses and military women with PTSD/MST, she has developed healing retreats for both clients, mental health professionals suffering from compassion fatigue, & agencies serving same, (as well as the CE workshops incorporating equine therapy methods for addressing PTSD).
She is cofounder, & Clinical Program Director of Equusolutions,. Inc. a Florida 501 (c)(3) that utilizes rescue horses to treat trauma in humans. SinceGiveanHour.org’s inception, licensed clinical psychologist Dr Darlene Williams has served as a dedicated volunteer provider. In 2010, she cofounded Horse Corps, a free monthly therapy group for military women suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or military sexual trauma utilizing equine-assisted psychotherapy. She treats clients from 2-102, preferring a holistic approach, via CBT & Ecotherapy modalities.