Kristen Williams

LCSW, LICSW

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience providing therapy. I specialize in trauma as a Clinical Complex Trauma Therapist and Trauma educator. I use body-oriented therapy to help you work through trauma. Body-oriented therapy provides a more holistic approach as it integrates the mind and body connection to address trauma. Focus on the body is essential because traumatic experiences cause us to live in a state of survival-mode where we interpret much of life through the lens of our traumatic past constantly assessing for threats and employing defenses. These defenses become patterns and are often overwhelming physical sensations. Body-centered trauma work is about releasing old patterns and creating new patterns and experiences through sensory awareness. Centering the body places focus on the trauma effects experienced through perceived body sensations. Mindfulness can help you increase present moment awareness and provide opportunity for you to learn to alleviate distressing emotions and release trauma response patterns that were once adaptive but no longer serve you. Healing can happen anywhere. I'll help you become equipped with the skills and resources you need to foster your healing in any space you feel safe enough in to do so.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NJ LCSW 44SC06078600

WA LICSW LW61250149

LA LCSW 14087


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristen Williams. 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 on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

From the very first session, Kristen has created a safe space for me where my thoughts, my fears, and my questions were all invited to take a seat at the table with us. She remains optimistic, even when I'm not. She gives me great perspectives and gives me permission to remove the burden of guilt or responsibility I place on myself for other people's choices. She helps me to sort out my thoughts (because they're truly all over the place sometimes lol) and get to the root of my situations. She allows me to feel my feelings and speak my truths. I, actually, feel seen in my sessions with Kristen...and not because we're on video chat lol. Plus, she laughs at my jokes hahaha...and even when I had to take a break financially, she still checked in on me. She just cares. That's all anyone ever needs to get through that bad day or rough patch in life. Just someone to listen and care.

Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Kristen has a strong ability to listen, to find meaning even when I lost my own point, and to give me meaningful advice and exercise.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 1 week on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Ms. Williams was extremely helpful and was there right when I needed her. She was very professional and provided an open minded and safe environment for me to speak my mind. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

This woman is wonderful. She knows how to set up a safe and relaxed environment during sessions that really has allowed me to be more open than I have felt comfortable to in the past. I feel accepted and payed attention to during our sessions. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to connect with their mind and body

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