Shamon Williams | Counseling Intern
Individual Counseling | Columbia, Mo
My name is Shamon Williams. I’m a counseling intern with The Counseling Hub in Columbia, Missouri.
I’m a good fit if you…
feel overwhelmed (or even annoyed) with life and need some assistance working through anxieties or change
are ready to build self-confidence and self-esteem, but need some support
want some space to explore your purpose and goals free from judgment and restrictions
are struggling with motivation through a challenging season of your life
are just feeling down, or like you’re stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get through
are having difficulties coping with illness, or caring for a family member with chronic illness
desiring an environment open to discussing the complexities of feeling different
are seeking someone to talk to about cultural belonging
are in the process of deciding if moving forward in a relationship will be beneficial for you
feel overwhelmed and are trying to find value and meaning in a difficult situation such as divorce or loss of a loved one
These are common reasons people come into counseling. These are the reasons people seek help.
More often than not, folks still feel some sort of shame in reaching out. One of the reasons Tara founded The Counseling Hub was to diminish that sense of shame, to normalize the fact that all people struggle in some way during their lives, and to empower people to grow and heal in their own unique way.
The Counseling Hub is all about connecting, healing, and growing.
My role as a clinician is to provide a warm, safe and nonjudgmental environment, in which to build a trusting relationship. As a clinician I hope to foster personal growth and awareness with each individual that I work with. My responsibility as a clinician is to also assist people with elevating mental, spiritual awareness and life change. As a counselor, I have a moral obligation to respect the diversity and differences among all people that seek counseling. Other aspects of my role as a clinician include assisting individuals with coping with managing stress, setting goals and coping with difficult emotions.
Five Fun Facts About Shamon
Friends and family are crucial components of my life.
There’s nothing like sitting at the dining room table laughing over a game of Draw Four or winding down in front of the fireplace on a snowy day sharing laughter and funny stories. Friends and Family are a personal source of encouragement and motivation in my life, which continually motivates me to strive to be a source of warmth and encouragement for others.
I’ve never met a stranger.
While I have had the opportunity to travel to many major City’s such as New York, Atlanta, California, Florida and many others, there has never been a time that an individual hasn’t simply just started a conversation. I frequently have the opportunity to meet individuals with kind spirits that come from different walks of life. Some of my most interesting grocery store runs are simply spending 15 minutes speaking to an individual that sparked up a conversation.
I am a farmer by spirit and a gardener in my spare time.
There is something about working and toiling over the earth to produce mother natures fruitage. Walking across the cool dirt, while experiencing relief of the days stress is comforting and relaxing. Gardening is my perfect escape from the daily responsibilities and he opportunity to simply connect back with myself and nature.
I truly engage in being in the presence of a collection of books. There is an energy and personality about a library of books that just lifts my being. The knowledge contained inside of a book is always a rewarding digest, however the feel of the pages, smell and texture of a book creates a unique experience to be enjoyed over a cup of Joe.
I create or write positive quotes on the daily.
Some days they unfold within me like a flower in slow bloom, while other times they rush in like a winters storm. The quotes commonly involve growth, positivity and attempting to acknowledge the hint of light from oceanic life, when we feel as though we are sinking alone within the dark ocean floor.
Shamon’s Education and Training
Shamon is currently in her final year of study for her Masters in License Practicing Counseling Degree at Stephens College, here in Columbia. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Prior to graduate school, Shamon received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, in addition to a minor in Biology at Columbia College. Shamon enjoys working with adults, and adolescents as they process through many of life's challenges attempting to understand their goals, relationships and meaning in life. She collaborates best with individuals that are seeking to address unresolved issues that have lead to current issues of anxiety, depression or challenges that impede on daily choices. Shamon is excited to work with individuals that need to connect back to themselves and remember or develop those core values that make them who they are, to better navigate in life.