Dr. Williams has been involved in the connection between Chronic Illness and Brain Health for over 20 years.
Dr. Williams believes that mental illness/distress is an all encompassing illness that involves the immune system, endocrine system and nervous system and will do a complete, thorough diagnostic work up.
Dr. Williams will work in a warm, compassionate way to get to the bottom of her patient's pain. She believes in thoroughly educating patients in their treatment options so that the best possible treatment decisions can be made.
Dr Williams is board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Williams is a member of the American Psychiatric Association Caucus on Integrative Medicine, and will discuss with you all treatment modalities available, prescription medications as well as environmental and dietary approaches. Her many areas of expertise are: General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, PANDAS/PANS, Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Tick-borne Illness, Complex Invisible Illness including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
She has been a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society since 2004 and has served on the Board of Directors as Chairperson of the Membership Committee. She currently serves on the Ethics committee.
Dr. Williams is a native of the Seattle area . She lives in Woodinville Washington with her husband, two horses and four cats.
Washington State University—Bachelor of Science, Biology with emphasis in Cell and
Molecular Biology, Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Washington--Graduate work on Neuromodulators in Invertebrates
Medical College of Pennsylvania--M.D.
Oregon Health Sciences University--Rotating Internship
Oregon Health Sciences University—Residency, Psychiatry
Oregon Health Sciences University—Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry