A Wounded Healer
Hi, my name is Robert T. (Tommy) Williams. I was born in Muncie, Indiana on June 7, 1949. At the age of eight, my family moved to Venice Beach, California. I lived the majority of my life in Southern California, except for a period of 2 years in Salt Lake City, Utah, 18 years in Northern Kentucky, and four years in Clarksville, Tennessee.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies and psychology, from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. I have spent my career as a therapist working with children and families both in the home, school and in the community.
Over the last 33 years I have worked with developmentally disabled adults and children working with autism and mental retardation primarily, in private homes and in group homes. Over the last 4 years I have had an increasing amount of work with young males in their early 20’s with Asperger’s. I have spent 6 years, as a drug and alcohol counselor. I have also worked in assisted living facilities with individuals 65 and over with memory care deficits. I have also worked with individuals that are housebound.
I work with individuals, families, and children. I believe that all negative behavior has a purpose and its own reward. I work on teaching children appropriate ways of having their needs met, which reduces the negative behavior. That same principle applies to adults. I am experiencing an increasing demand for help with pornography in adults and teens.
If you are having a problem with your child and no one else seems to be able to help, then call me. I have a history of being able to help in the most difficult cases. If you are feeling hopeless with your own personal life, and no one has been able to help, then call me. I can help you to determine the cause and come up with a plan to help.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I have had a lifelong involvement in the arts. This has included, acting, dancing, singing, drawing, painting, and writing. I published my first book, “Leaves of the Heart,” which is a collection of poetry and prose, in 2013. My second book, Star Shiner, was published in print in 2016, and in ebook in 2017. It is a fully illustrated children's book about the Christmas Star, which has also been published in Spanish. My third book, “Little Mo’s Mud Pies,” was published in May 2018 in ebook format.
Since graduating from Pepperdine, I have been actively involved with the local church. Being involved with a local body of believers has always been my passion.
Following graduating from the University of Southern California, at the age of 40, I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder. Living with Bi-Polar disorder, and having it untreated my entire adult life, created a lot of suffering and destruction in both my personal, and professional life. Throughout my career, that experience helped me in reaching out to others suffering from mental illness, and various types of addictions.
It is my hope and prayer that my books will be an encouragement to everyone who reads them. My ministry outreach is called, “Mercy for Today.” It is my desire to provide people with three things: encouragement for today, hope for tomorrow, and a trust in God for the future.
I currently, live in Clarksville, Tennessee. I have 7 children and nine grandchildren, two of which live in Australia.