Ron C. Osborne-Williamsis a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and a Student member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and The American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) with years of providing education and professional trainings on domestic violence and related topics in the community. He holds both a Pennsylvania Instructional Teaching Certificate K-12 Special Education and a State of Florida Professional Teaching Certificate: Exceptional Student Education (K-12). Ron has 12 experience years of teaching in at-risk communities.
He earned bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Specific Learning Disabilities at Bethune-Cookman University, in addition to a Master’s Degree in Education (Inclusive School Practices) at Temple University, and a Master’s Degree in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Ron also studied Human Sexuality at Widener University and is also currently finishing a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) at Nova Southeastern University.
Ron utilizes a client-centered and strength-based approach to coaching/counseling (play therapy, group, individual, couples, and family). He has extensive training and experience with students of diverse backgrounds, disabilities, special needs, domestic violence, youth sexual offender/sexual behavior specific treatments and the engagement of men and fathers in therapy.
Additionally, one of Ron's most valuable experiences was serving three years as a Special Education Volunteer for the United States Peace Corps, where he was responsible for developing special education programs for children in need for St. Lucia’s Ministry of Education in the West Indies.
As a Mentor, Educator and Therapist, Ron is passionate about experiences that afford him the opportunity to help and empower individuals, couples and families. His goal is to assist in the strengthen and healing of all relationships. He achieves this by understanding the way in which contextual factors such as race, class, gender, age, nationality, religion and sexual orientation impact the mental, emotional, relational, spiritual and social well-being of underserved groups in our society.
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