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Miguel Williams is a New Jersey licensed social worker with close to 10 years of dedicated service to children and families. His background includes program development and evaluation, leading quality assurance/performance improvement initiatives, and working with licensing and accreditation bodies to ensure compliance with funding sources while never compromising quality service delivery.
Furthermore, his experience includes leadership both in the non-profit and government sectors. In addition to experience in community-based mental health, he has monitored programs and services while advising boards, councils, and organizations on policy/practice enhancements to ensure the standard of best practices was exceeded when possible. Miguel is committed to ensuring the work is data-driven and outcome-based while never forgetting the human element.
In clinical practice, much of his training pulls from crisis work such as Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services, Crisis Screening, and Mental Health Outpatient. Those experiences have been paramount in developing him into the clinician he is today.
Miguel’s philosophy of care is that therapy is an individualized partnership that empowers change when one is ready and willing. He offers a safe, comfortable, judgment-free environment to release life’s day-to-day stressors. Miguel utilizes evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Reality Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and various other treatment modalities. He is committed to implementing treatment approaches that are culturally sensitive, goal-oriented, strength-based, and trauma-informed.
Miguel earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (now known as Stockton University), a master’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis on addiction and recovery counseling from Liberty University, and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Rutgers University.
More recently, he was called upon for his expertise in juvenile justice systems reform. Miguel was tasked with ensuring sites equitably administered juvenile justice, were better equipped to identify community-based alternatives in lieu of secure detention and were more trauma-informed and treatment-oriented. He has served on various boards and committees addressing minority rights, criminal justice reform, and policy development from a social justice viewpoint. He has worked closely with municipal, county, and state stakeholders to address the needs of disenfranchised populations.