Edward "Ned" Williams, LMSW

Therapist

ned headshot.jpg
 

Hi, I'm Ned!

I am a licensed master social worker working as a psychotherapist in Austin, Texas under clinical supervision of Grace Dowd, LCSW-S. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Masters in Social Work in 2020 after spending more than a decade as an educator.  


I have provided group and individual therapy to people of all ages from middle childhood to later adulthood. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings and have supported individuals through a wide range of mental health issues and life stressors. ​

 

How I Help

In our work together I will use a person-centered approach that prioritizes your unique strengths and needs. Through this safe, accepting and non-judgmental process we will explore your unconscious beliefs, traumas, and attachment experiences in order to strengthen your coping strategies and uncover new possibilities.

The key to all successful therapeutic experiences is developing a secure therapeutic alliance. I will work with you to focus on your reactions and behaviors in the here and now. This provides an opportunity to practice different coping strategies and ensures that our work together translates into the rest of your life.

Each person contains within themself the keys to healing, growing and learning to lead a more fulfilling life. The goal of our work together is to help you uncover them.

 

Client Focus

Kids & Adolescents
Teens & College Students
Adults
Parent Coaching

Theoretical Background

Trauma-Informed 
Strengths-Based
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Attachment Based
Relational
Psychodynamic
Motivational Interviewing 
Solutions Focused

Areas of Expertise

Depression
Anxiety & Stress Management
Adolescent Development
Mood Regulation
LGBTQ+ Affirming
Relationships and Communication
Life Transitions
Grief and Loss
Self-Esteem
Men’s Issues

Education

BA, Wesleyan University
MSEd, Bank Street College of Education
MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin

Rates

Individual Session: $120

 

More About Me

In my free time, I enjoy being outside as much as possible. Whether it’s going cycling, getting a meal from a food truck, listening to live music or just curling up under a tree with a good book, I try to live my life outside.