Erin Williams LCSW, LCAS
“I see your fear, and it’s big. I also see your courage, and it’s bigger. We can do hard things.”
We all need a little help sometimes. Someone we can talk to openly and honestly, a space where we can be completely ourselves without judgement, and an outside perspective to help us bring into focus that which we are too close to see clearly.
This is where we begin.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, I have experience treating individuals living with and affected by substance use, as well as mental health disorders. Just as importantly, I have experience working with individuals experiencing difficult emotions, high levels of stress, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship dysfunction.
Oftentimes, when we experience challenging emotions, it can be tempting to avoid them. This results in disconnection with ourselves, because our feelings are there to tell us something; a boundary has been crossed, or maybe we have made a decision that is incongruent with our values. Old scripts we learned in childhood may be causing us guilt and shame, preventing us from growing into our authentic selves. This emotional friction may impact our relationships, careers, or physical health. We may have turned to substance use. Or maybe we have spun our wheels so long that now we are stuck in ruts we can’t see our way out of.
My goal as a therapist is to create a space where you are welcome and accepted. My approach is creative and collaborative. I believe in the power of the mind-body connection, and its ability to facilitate growth and change. I balance application of evidence-based practices with a healthy dose of being human.
I believe that every one of us is doing the best we can with what we have. Bringing awareness to our existing strengths opens the door to developing the tools and strategies we need to create the change we want in our lives. I look forward to walking that path with you, as you cultivate a life of congruency and fulfillment.