About Me

As a licensed clinical psychologist I help people deal with their problems, adjust to life’s difficulties, and change their behavior for the better. Whether you’re looking for guidance and support through a challenging situation or help in addressing concerns such as divorce, death, anxiety, depression, addictive behavior, eating disorders, or relationship issues, I’ll work with you to help meet your goals. I also provide intensive or longer-term intervention services for clients with chronic conditions such as anxiety and panic disorder, who have endured child abuse, or who have physical conditions causing psychological problems. Using the latest in psychotherapy and counseling skills, we’ll work to change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back. My goal is to help you better understand and resolve the challenges in your life. Ultimately, my wish for you is to discover your true self and find fulfillment and joy.

My Background

I earned my BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas (1984), then went on to earn a Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (with a specialty in Child Psychology) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In September of 1991 I became the Program Director of Circles of Care’s Adolescent and Family Counseling where I remained until I began my private practice in Melbourne, Florida in 1994. I’ve been pleased to serve as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Florida Tech and Webster University. Currently, I support my community as a psychological consultant with the Child Protection Team of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida where I offer evaluation and consultation in dependency juvenile and family law cases. I’ve been published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (1988), the American Journal of Psychotherapy (1989), the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1991), and the Family Psychologist (1992). I enjoy speaking and have given over 140 professional presentations on childhood psychopathology, family therapy and parenting. I’m a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development .



Date of Birth: December 6, 1961
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri
Marital Status: Married
Home Address: 162 Martesia Way, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937


1990 Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
Major Area: Clinical Psychology
Specialization Area: Child Clinical

1987 M.A. University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
Major Area: Clinical Psychology

1984 B.A. University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Major: Psychology


Independent Practice
10/2010 – Present
1851 Highland Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32935

Independent Practice
1209 Admiralty Boulevard
Rockledge, FL 32955

Independent Practice
March 1994-2006
1395 n. Courtenay Parkway, #203, Merritt Island, Florida 32953
Associates: Howard R. Berstein Ph.D.; Richard J. O’Halloran, Ph.D.; Margaret Mortensen, Ph.D. Merritt Island, Florida

Child Advocacy Center (Psychological Consultant):
(Call Jamie Johnson)

Program Director/Clinical Psychologist

March 1991- Present
Circles of Care, Inc. Child, Adolescent and Family Counseling Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Mental Health Consultant

August 1994 – Present
Child Care Association of Brevard

Clinical Psychologist

September 1990 – September 1991
Arnett Clinic, Lafayette, Indiana

Clinical Psychology Intern

August 1989 – August 1990
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (APA approved)

Clinical Psychology Intern

August 1989 – August 1990
Wichita State University Counseling Center

Family Therapist

July 1988 – August 1989
Boone County Juvenile Office

Family Therapist

July 1986 – June 1988
Calloway County Juvenile Office

Psychology Clerk

August 1985 – August 1986
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics

Child Assessor/Evaluator

October 1984 – December 1985
June 1986 – August 1987
Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center

Student Clinician
August 1984 – December 1986 – Clinical Practicum (1000 hours)
Psychological Clinic, University of Missouri-Columbia

Crisis Hotline Volunteer
August 1983 – May 1984
Headquarters at United Way Agency


Member, American Psychological Association
Member, Society for Research in Child Development


Dean’s List 1982-1984 at the University of Kansas. Graduated Magna Cum Laude with highest distinction.


Williamson, J.M>, Borduin, C.M., & Howe, B.A. (1991). A Multilevel Examination of Adolescent Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse and Neglect. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59:449-457

Williamson, J.M. and Borduin, C.M. (1989). (Review: The Sexual Abuse of children). American Journal of Psychotherapy, 43:612-613

Williamson, J.M. and Borduin, C.M. (1988). (Book Review of the Process of Parenting). Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 17:657-658

Williamson, J.M., Harway, M., Boyd-Franklin, N., Geffner, R., Hansen, M., Jones, F, Peake, T.H., Marsh, D.T., Rosenthal, J., Steiner, G., Tunnell, G., Williamsons, M.D. (1992). Non-normative events and family functioning: The role of the family psychologist.
Family Psychologicst, 5, 96-104


Peake, T.H. and Williamson, J.M. (1992). Aging problems and family solutions. Unpublished manuscript.

Williamson, J.M. and Bourduin, C.M. (1992). The physical abuse and neglect of toddlers: A social system analysis. Manuscript under review.


Blaske, D.M., Borduin, C.M., and Williamson, J.M. (March 1986). Multisystemic Assessment of Violent and Sexual Offenders. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Blaske, D.M., Borduin, C.M., and Williamson, J.M. (April 1988). Multisystemic Assessment and Treatment of Sexual and Violent Adolescent Offenders. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Borduin, C.M., Williamson, J.M., Peake, T.H., Mann, B.J., and Manley, C.M. (March 1991). A Multisystemic Framework for Treating Complex Problems in Children and Adolescents. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Peake, T.H. &Williamson, J.M> (August 1992). Critical Issues Facing the Family. Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Williamson, J.M. (June, 1994). Brief Strategic Therapy Interventions. Workshop presented to Crosswinds Youth Services, Inc., Merritt Island, Florida.

Williamson, J.M. (March 1993). Brief Solution-focused Therapy. Presented at Florida Technical University, Department of Psychology, Melbourne, FL.

Williamson, J.M> (January, 1994; January, 1995), Caring Enough to Confront. Presented at the United Methodist District Leadership Training and Enrichment School, Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Williamson, J.M. (May 1984). Ego Strength, Life Stress, and Physical Illness. Presented at the University of Kansas Senior Honor Thesis Research Forum, Lawrence, KS.

Williamson, J.M. (June 1991). Family Therapy; Why it’s Sometimes Everybody’s Problem. Presented at the Arnett Clinic, department of Clinical Psychology,

Williamson, J.M. (February 1992). Paradoxical Prescriptions in Strategic Family Therapy. Presented at the Florida Institute of Technology, Department of Psychology, Melbourne, FL

Williamson, J.M. (April 1990). Strategic Family Therapy and the Use of Paradoxical interventions. Presented at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Residents Seminar, Wichita, KS.

Williamson, J.M. (July 1988). Strategic and Structural Family Therapy with Adolescents. Presented at Charter Hospital of Overland Park, Olathe, KS.

Williamson, J.M., and Blaske, D.M. (July 1989). Structural Family Assessment And Therapy. Presented at Division of Youth Services – 13th Judicial Circuit, Columbia, MO

Williamson, J.M. (January 1993). Ten Ways to Strengthen Families in Your Church. Presented at the United Methodist District Leadership Training and Enrichment School, Melbourne, Fl