Welcome to my page!
This blog is about my journey and experiences. I have completed a four year General Psychiatry residency and completed one year of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship I have worked in neuroscience research in the area of nerve regeneration, & learning and memory from the University of Hamburg. Prior to Medical School, I worked as a Clinical Assistant for six Psychiatrists and worked as a Mental Health Technician (4 years)in a Medium security Psychiatric Hospital. This allowed me to then work as a Cognitive remediation Specialist, where I provided Neuropsychology testing and Skills building protocols for identified deficits within the inpatient population.
On a personal level, I am a father of two wonderful kids, married to a Brazilian sweetheart, who is a faculty member at Northwestern University. I come from a conservative family with four siblings; one older sister and two sets of twins. I am an identical twin; which in fact, was the foundation which propelled me into the discovery of similarity and differences that defined me from my identical brother. I was intrigued about who I was and the essential ingredients which contributed to my unique traits in thought and behavior.
This was the start of a long journey, sparked by curiosity in sciences and a hungry imagination of adventure. I read many books on traits and personalities. I studied handwriting analysis, body language, face reading and various works on how we communicate our identity through what we do and how. Through knowing who we are, I find we are not all that different in what we need as individuals. This has contributed to my understanding of others, as I understand myself. So, my journey became a habit of exploration and means of discovery. I followed my interest in the studies of psychology, sociology, philosophy, and theology. I have studied behavior from its group dynamic and shifted the lens into the chemical messengers which are responsible for crystallizing behavior patterns in personality. It has remained a constant fascination and focus. At some time after completing my State License, I am inclined to stay in North Chicago and work in both Research and in some area of Family Psychiatry. Regardless of intention, I know the paths before me will be rich in benefit and wonder.
I encourage you, the reader to explore my site and drop me a message if so inclined. My best wishes to you, friend.
Greg E. Williams, MD