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2017-02-16

Clinical Christian counselor Williams opens doors in Bandera

By Sandy Jennings BCC Staff Writer

“As Christians, we know that our ‘struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms’ (Ephesians 6:12). Paul specifically tells us to ‘put on the full armor of God.’ We know that the helmet of salvation cannot be breeched, but the shield of faith can take a beating and many fail to wield the sword of the Spirit with accuracy and understanding,” Dr. Gene Williams, Jr. said.
Williams, a Clinical Christian Counselor and founder of TEMCON Christian Counseling Ministry, recently opened his new office located at 3919 HWY 16 South in Bandera, located inside of Sistar’s American Trading Company.
Williams specializes in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addictions including pornography, sexual disorders, pre-marriage and marriage counseling, abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), depression, grief and trauma counseling and expert testimony.
“If your armor is dented and the sword is dull we invite you to a safe, secure and private setting where you, your counselor and the Holy Spirit can begin the healing process,” Williams said. “The powers of darkness are strong, ‘but with God all things are possible’ (Matthew 20:26b).”
Williams professional faith-based counseling uses the six characteristics of short term, Bibliotheraputic, holistic, structured, spiritually focused and explicitly Christian in his counseling model.
According to Williams, before God’s calling to the counseling ministry he spent 24 years in the field of public safety with a focus in the field of tactical emergency medicine training. He has served with the United States Treasury Department, Department of Defense and Department of State in various strategic roles within the Middle East and elsewhere. He has had the opportunity to provide consultation, training and mission support services throughout the United States, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Haiti, Australia and other countries.
When called into the ministry, Williams was led to specialize in counseling the “pornophile” and those suffering from PTSD within the confines of the federal correctional institution. He authored “The Porneia Paradigm,” a five-month intensive re-entry program geared toward the incarcerated sexual offender. This program was tested within the federal correctional institution setting with positive results and has been adapted to address the sexual offender before they reach that point in their sin.
Williams is an ordained minister, certified temperament counselor, worship leader and apologist. Williams received his first graduate degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Touro University. He subsequently graduated from Nations University where he was awarded a graduate degree in Religious Studies with a focus in the field of Christian apologetics. He earned a Doctorate in Theology (Th.D.) and Christian Counseling (DCC) from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He specializes in treating a variety of sexual related addictions, especially that of pornography.
Williams is also committed to provide treatment to those suffering from the effects of PTSD. Dr. Williams has earned advanced certifications through the National Christian Counselors Association in the field of sexual addiction, temperament therapy and cognitive behavior and ethics. He is also a board certified pastoral counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors.
In addition to individual counseling, Williams offers a plethora of special courses and seminars including topics such as, “Pornography: The new drug of choice,” “PTSD: Our soldiers are dying at home,” “The truth about evolution: It ain’t true!” and “Post incarceration: Returning home from the twilight zone,” just to name a few.
“I am available to groups, organizations and churches who would like to host one of our courses at their locations,” Williams said.
Williams’ passion to heal speaks loud and clear through his crusade to help those suffering with addictions, especially in the area of pornography.
“The evidence is clear that once an addiction takes hold of us, spiritually, emotionally and physically, there are actual changes in the addicts brain chemistry,” Williams said. “The good news is that behavior is learned and can be changed.”
Williams also offers legal counseling services including law firm client packages, arrest and pretrial release consultation, trial and sentencing counseling sessions and Porneia Paradigm counseling program, to name a few.
Williams encourages those suffering from any affliction to seek help, emphasizing that they are not alone. He uses numerous statistics showing the increasing number of men, women and children effected by the social media’s access to pornography.
“Let me provide you with some food for thought,” Williams said. “You are not alone in your struggles, but you alone must make the choice to overcome your addiction. If left unchanged, your addiction will cause you to suffer the loss of your family, friends, jobs and your freedom.”
For more information or an appointment with Dr. Gene Williams Jr. and TEMCON Christian Counseling Ministry, call (936) 443-8361 or email drehwilliamsjr@gmail.com or visit their website at www.drgenewilliamsjr.com.