Psychologist, Life, & Relationship Coach
Dr. Marquita C. Williams has over 25 years of experience working comprehensively in the field of mental health. Currently a Psychologist Consultant and Senior Advisor, Dr Williams is known as an innovative contributor and guiding force as she rose through the behavioral health ranks from Academic Researcher and Trauma-Based Clinician to University Faculty Member, Program and Organizational Consultant and ultimately to the senior executive leadership level within the City of Philadelphia. Formally, the Deputy Commissioner with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) and currently the Senior Advisor for Public Engagement at Community Behavioral Health in Philadelphia, Through Dr. Williams’ visionary leadership, she has collaborated on various local, regional and national programming initiatives in various capacities including providing individual and couples therapy in her private practice, to designing and implementing support programs for at risk high school students and ultimately leading large scale city wide public behavioral health initiative with faith based institutions, community based mental health and social service agencies, hospitals and physicians groups and universities.
“Dr. Marquita’s” growing media presence is also evident as she has appeared on numerous live and internet-based radio and television programs offering advice and guidance on love and relationships and numerous topics designed to help individuals increase their quality of life through living an authentic, purpose driven, “loveful” existence. As an experienced clinician and consultant, she has consulted extensively on issues related to creating healthy relationships and families, creating behavioral health programming for children, adolescents and families and addressing critical social issues.
She is currently a contributor to on the Radio One platform in Philadelphia and for 3 seasons, was one of the “go to” Psychologist Experts on the nationally syndicated Bill Cunningham Show.. Additionally, Dr. Marquita was the co-host of “Psych Talk” a monthly radio show on WNJB in the Philadelphia, New Jersey market, and a contributor to “Inside the Issues” a weekly XM radio show. Constantly working to inspire and empower, Dr Marquita also provides a monthly segment on “The SmoochesTV Show” a women’s empowerment program, discussing and answering relationship questions on her popular “Ask Dr Marquita” segment.
Dr. Williams holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, an MA in Counseling Psychology and an Ed.M. in Cross-Cultural Psychology, both from Columbia University.