Addette Williams

Dr. Addette Williams joined Columbia Health in 1999. Prior to Columbia, Addette completed a clinical psychology internship at North Central Bronx Hospital. She was also a therapist at the Brooklyn Center for Children and Families, and completed a graduate fellowship at the Psychological Counseling and Adult Development Center at The CUNY Graduate Center. She earned a B.A. in economics and political science from Yale University and a Ph.D. from The City University of New York. She has received professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the Gottman Method for couples therapy.

Addette has a broad range of professional interests that include the psychological effects of trauma, the mental health of people of color, the integration of psychodynamically informed therapy with mindfulness-based practices, couples and gender issues. In addition, she facilitates a mindfulness group for those interested in learning how to meditate.


  • Ph.D., City University of New York
  • B.A., Yale University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York

Professional Experience:

  • Brooklyn Center for Children and Families
  • Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, CCNY

Published Articles:

  • Williams, A. L. (1996). Skin Color in Psychotherapy. In R. Perez Foster, M. Moskowitz, and R. Javier (Eds.) Reaching Across Boundaries of Culture and Class: Widening the Scope of Psychotherapy. Northvale: Jason Aronson.


  • American Psychological Association

Languages Spoken:

  • English