Dahra Jackson Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Williams is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and evaluation services to children, adolescents, and families.
Dr. Williams conducts comprehensive psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations of children, adolescents and college level students, assessing a variety of learning differences (e.g. ADHD, Dyslexia). She also assesses the impact of several psychological, behavioral, emotional, and/or medical conditions on the child/adolescent. Together, Dr. Williams will work with you and your school to discover your child's learning profile, their strengths and weaknesses, and discuss the possibility of academic accommodations or other strategies to improve your child's academic experience.
She also has a specialty in emotional and behavioral difficulties frequently faced by school age, pre-teen and teenagers. Oftentimes, concerns regarding temper tantrums, oppositional behavior, noncompliance and other issues such as self-esteem difficulties, depression and anxiety leave kids and their families worried, frustrated and confused. Dr. Williams has expertise in working with these children/adolescents and their families.
Dr. Williams received her B.A. from Williams College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Child/Family Clinical Psychology at the University of Miami. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the AI DuPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Williams was previously a tenured professor in the Department of Psychology at La Salle University in Philadelphia. There she taught courses related to child and adolescent development. She also trained and supervised graduate students in the practice of child/family psychology. Dr. Williams has conducted research and authored multiple papers on child development and mental health service utilization. She has also presented her research at national and international conferences.