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David Williams, MS, LPC

Undergraduate Education:

Associate of Arts Degree from Ricks College in 1989, Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Utah State University in 1992

Graduate Education:

Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University in Clinical Psychology

Professional Licenses:

Licensed in Counseling in Idaho (LPC), Counseling License in Wyoming (PPC)

Clinical Training/Certifications:

GAIN Assessment, ICANS Assessment, Trained MRT, Trained in MTREM for men and women trauma, 7 challenges groups

Counseling Services:

Group Counseling, Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Multi-Family Counseling, Substance Use Counseling

About David:

David Williams received his undergraduate degree from Utah State University in psychology with a minor in Spanish. While in his undergraduate program, he interned and eventually was employed at the Cache Valley Detention Center working with residents through a mental crisis. He then went on to earn his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Idaho State University. He completed his internship at the Bannock Youth Foundation counseling adolescents and families.

During his sixteen years of employment with the Bannock Youth Foundation, he addressed the needs of at-risk youth and developed and managed a suicide hotline. This hotline inspired him to want to further help people in these areas. David has experience with a wide variety of client populations. His specialties range from anger management groups, counseling for at-risk teens, and experience with individuals who suffer from schizophrenia and extreme mental illness.

He has provided counseling, drug court, and advocacy for persons with addictions and substance use. He also facilitated multifamily groups for English and Spanish speakers. Throughout his time working with adults and adolescents, he focuses on strength-based and person-centered approaches with his clients. He believes in motivating the client and helping them find their passion in life. He uses dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as other evidence-based treatment modalities with his clients.

David also has a side passion for working in sports psychology, specifically with sports injured athletes. In his spare time, he has enjoyed coaching his kids in fastpitch softball, football, and basketball while they grew up. Now he and his children like to travel, run races for charity, ski, and paddleboard.

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