Autumn Williams-Hertz


About Me

My therapeutic approach is collaborative and empathic. I am always considering the larger contexts, cultures, and environment that an individual, couple, or family belongs to. I strive to meet people where they are at and maximize upon their inherent strengths to facilitate meaningful change through the therapeutic relationship. I pay particular attention to aspects of identity including race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender and how these shape a person's sense of self, relationships and their experiences in the world.

I have worked with many teens and young adults particularly in families created by fostering and adoption. I have provided support to parents with young children as they navigate the transition to parenthood and the tasks of parenting young children.
I am particularly passionate about working with individuals and families impacted by trauma as they navigate various life stage transitions during which experiences of trauma can often pose additional challenges.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Illinois and California. I received my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #166001124 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

LMFT #118101 (Expires: 2024-02-29)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Autumn Williams-Hertz. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.D. on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Autumn for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Autumn is fantastic. She has really helped me through my day to day and always responds to my messages with great advice and solutions. so thankful for better help and Autumn

Written by M.A. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Autumn for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Autumn is a great counselor, listing to my concerns and helping me think through the issues I want to discuss.

Written by S.H. on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Autumn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Autumn has been such a huge help in my daily life. I love that I can just send her a message any time of the day and she always knows how to respond. I really love BetterHelp and love my counselor. She’s very understanding and gives the right advice at all times.

Written by J.E. on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Autumn for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Autumn made me feel completely comfortable right away. She knew keys points to touch on with me and how to say things in a way that was very positive and affirming. I highly recommend her!

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