“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

–Maya Angelou

Are you ready for change?


Hi! I’m Shameka Mitchell Williams. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the owner of The Chrysalis Center, LLC.

I help overwhelmed wives and moms who are doing their best to do it all. I give people who are hurt and confused a space to talk about what that marriage or relationship is really like…without any judgment about how they should feel, and I dare the teenager who is convinced that no one understands to give me a chance.

My approach is integrative; I am a person-centered therapist who believes in the importance of helping my clients to understand how their thinking shapes their experiences and, also, how they are influenced by societal and family systems. I draw from over a decade of varied experiences in community-based programs, schools, psychiatric hospitals, and correctional facilities.

In case you’re wondering, I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, where my concentration was Children, Youth, and Families, and I completed a specialization in Family Therapy. My undergraduate degree is from Louisiana State University; of course, I love Purple and aspire to live Gold. I also love God, and I welcome you to bring your faith into our work together if you choose to do so.

Call 225.776.2939, or book your free consultation online here.


Are you overwhelmed? Emotionally exhausted? And confused about why you feel the way you do? Or maybe you already have some ideas about what needs to happen in order for you to feel better, but you’re not sure how to get started.

I am here to support you through your process. I offer a free consultation during which you and I can determine if we are a good fit for therapy. Click the links below to learn more about the services I provide.

>i<   Online Individual Psychotherapy for adults and teens

>i<   Group Psychotherapy

Call 225.776.2939, or book your free consultation online here.