Jacqueline Williams, DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Dr. Jacqueline Williams is a dually certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has been a healthcare provider for over 29 years in the areas of gerontology, psychiatry, and substance use.

 

Dr. Williams began her nursing career as Licensed Practical Nurse in 1992. She later continued her nursing studies to become a Registered Nurse and received an associate degree in nursing from J. Sargent Reynolds Community College in 2000.

 

Dr. Williams desired to continue her advancement in her nursing career and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, IL and a Master of Science in Nursing in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care from South University in Savannah, GA.

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The desire to treat patients holistically by addressing both physical and mental health needs led to her completion of a post-master’s certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Williams’ desire to use innovation, evidence-based practice with scientific inquiry and the application of credible research findings to promote safe, quality, patient-centered healthcare to a diverse population with complex needs lead her to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2021. She has served roles such as Director of Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Case Manager and Program Manager on a detoxification unit and Assertive Community Treatment Team Provider.


Dr. Williams has dedicated her career to serving an expansive patient population with compassion, care, and professionalism. She believes in a patient-centered, holistic approach to providing mental health care where she meets her clients with warmth, empathy, and trust. She views clients as individuals and tailors her approach to meet their unique needs. Dr. Williams customizes an evidenced-based plan of treatment to the overall wellness of her clients by collaborating with them to meet their needs and goals. Her goal is to aid in her clients’ journey as they navigate life’s various ups and downs. Dr. Williams’ approach includes exploring lifestyle changes, exercise, nutrition, and alternative therapies, in addition to traditional western medicine and psychotherapy.