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 Dr. Attorney Paris Michele Finner-Williams has been a professional mental health pioneer for since 1972, and she is a:

Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist

  •  Forensic Examiner Diplomat

  •  Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

  •  Certified Christian Mediator

  •  Certified Trauma Services Specialist

  •  Certified Christian Counselor

  •  Licensed Attorney and Counselor at Law

  •  Author, Trainer and Conference Speaker

Dr. Atty. Finner-Williams is the founder and chief executive officer of the Detroit-based Finner-Williams and Associates Psychological Services, Inc. created in 1979, and the legal professional association of Paris M. Finner-Williams, Esq., P.C., created in 1991.  She was born and raised in Detroit and holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Detroit, a master of education degree in educational psychology from Wayne State University, a doctor of philosophy degree in psychological counseling from the University of Michigan, and a juris doctorate degree from the Detroit College of Law.

A popular guest on radio and television, she addresses male-female relationships and motivational issues.  She is an author of numerous publications and articles and often serves as a quoted relationship expert in popular magazines; such as Ebony and Jet.  Her counseling and legal services include these issues as well as forensic psychology, rehabilitation, divorce law, family law and probate matters.  An advocate of church-based Christian counseling, she is a founder and the first chairperson of the Black African-American Christian Counselors Division of the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Dr. Atty. Finner-Williams provides free monthly training services to local Christian Counselors through the Finner-Williams Christian Counseling Ministry, Inc. Non-Profit Corporation, that she serves as the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Atty. Paris Michele Finner-Williams worked a combined twenty-three years for local, county, and state governments as a Mental Health Department administrator.  Finner-Williams has an extensive history of program development and management in Wayne County and nation-wide,  which includes, but is not limited to:

  •  Developed and managed the effective Job Seeking Skills Training Program for the State of Michigan, Michigan Rehabilitation Services to assist persons with emotional, mental and physical disabilities become gainfully employed.

  •  Administrated the Wayne County Community Mental Health Service programs for persons with Developmental Disabilities for 12-1/2 years.

  •  Developed and managed the Wayne County Probate Court Pre-Court Screening Program.

  •  Developed and managed the Wayne County Family Support Subsidy Payment Program for Children with Developmental Disabilities.

  •  Developed and managed the Wayne County Jail Mental Health Department.

She provides consultation and training to both public and private agencies and organizations in the areas of group dynamics, forensic psychology, client assessment, and mental health treatment.  She is a member in or officer of numerous professional organizations and has received local and national recognition for her contributions and leadership in the mental health field.  Dr. Atty. Finner-Williams has volunteered time as the legal consultant for the International Association of Black Psychologists, Inc. since 1989 and she has been the recipient of their Service Award for consecutive years.  Her husband, Robert D. Williams, is a clinical psychiatric social worker, addiction counselor, forensic counselor, and licensed marriage and family therapist.  They work together in their private practice to preserve families and couples and help individuals.  They are the co-authors of Marital Secrets:  Dating, Lies, Communication and Sex (2001) and Single Wisdom (2004), which are available through their own publishing company, RP Publishing.  They are members of Holy Hope Heritage Church—Baptist in Detroit, Michigan.



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