William is a State of Texas Licensed Master of Social Work (working under the clinical supervision of Lindsey R. Stockton, LPC-S) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. William obtained both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. William accomplished this after a previous career that included being a union representative. William’s own life experiences drew him to social work and he worked for many years in various forms of addiction treatment. William works with clients with the understanding that “It’s not what’s wrong with you but it’s what happened to you.” William’s style is strengths-based, collaborative, and recognizes the dignity of the individual while facilitating the healing from issues including addiction, trauma, attachment, and mood and anxiety disorders. William has found that core beliefs can contribute to ineffectual coping skills, as well as difficulties in life transitions and with grief and loss.
William uses a range of treatment modalities that include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy, psychodynamic, attachment-based, mind-body, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapies.