Ray Williams

LMFT

Ray Williams

LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 2708
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Health Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica (Minnesota)
  • Optum
  • UCare
  • United Health Care
Evening Availability

Offices

6542 Regency Lane
Suite 101
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

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My Approach to Helping

It seems like life has a way of wearing us down with the problems and difficulties. Sometimes it is a marriage or relationship that is frustrating and hopeless. How did it get here when we started out so 'in love'? It might be the challenges of parenting: it didn't seem like it was going to be this hard when we brought them home from the hospital or adoption agency. Maybe it is feeling overloaded at work, discouraged by the place in life, or dealing with a loss that is so hard to get through.

Whatever the problem, I believe there is hope. I don't have all the answers, but I am willing to walk through the problems with people to help them find the solution. Even when it seems to be the darkest, I have hope, enough for both of us. Feel free to lean on my hope and we can find the path. I tend to be directive. I want to understand the situation and then help strategize the plan to move ahead. Typically, there are skills to learn and habits to change. I help hold people accountable to their goals, encouraging them toward the goal.

I know how difficult family relationships can be, but I also see the joy they can bring. . I am passionate about being a husband and dad, and that carries into how I help people. I enjoy watching couples and families grow and develop the relationships they want.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy time with my family, making music, camping

Ray graduated from Adler Graduate School of Minnesota and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is also a certified Parent Coach and Professional Life Coach, as well as a certified DBT therapist.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I have struggles with depression and anxiety, survived a couple serious health problems and been through financial crisis and numerous career changes, some that weren't optional. I lost my father at a difficult time in life as well as working through the normal difficulties of being married 23 years and raising four kids. It is because of the difficulties that I believe I am able to be more compassionate and encouraging with others. I am far from perfect and typically people see someone willing to share the struggle with them. Maybe they can see the joy that can follow the pain that comes with the adversity.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Families of individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Isolation
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Shame
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
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