My Approach to Helping
William is a licensed professional counselor committed to supporting individuals create change in their life. William works with adult and adolescent individuals from diverse backgrounds. Many of William’s clients come in when the stressors of life, self-criticism, relationships feeling unbalanced, or symptoms of depression or anxiety impact their well-being. William is particularly passionate about serving individuals facing moments transition as they can influence self-esteem and self reliance. Working in the mental health field for the past 15 years it has deepened William's empathy for individuals who need assistance managing the many facets of life.
William’s style is to meet the client where they are. When a client first comes in, the first priority is that they feel safe, heard and like an equal in the therapeutic process. William is dedicated to being a part of a therapeutic relationship that is focused on the client seeing real progress, being non-judgmental and honoring the client as the expert on their experiences.
William’s approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which uses an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected. In session, William focuses on supporting individuals gain understanding about their physical responses to stressors and begin to problem solve ways to introduce moments of clarity, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of life’s challenges. William will work to cultivate a meaningful therapeutic relationship that will help in clarifying and assessing the presenting issue. After clarifying the issue(s) the development and tracking therapy goal(s) collaboratively will enrich the clienttherapist relationship. The goals will provide a guide that will direct the therapeutic process to be productive and promote independence.