Margot Williams, LCSW

Margot Williams, LCSW

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy (trauma treatment)
Somatic Experiencing (trauma treatment)

Have you heard that therapy is “hard”? Sometimes it is. Often it’s fun, and most of the time it’s quite interesting! My approach is direct and change-focused, but cultivating a warm and accepting relationship with my clients is most sacred. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches, with a deep reverence for psychodynamic concepts, and have completed year two of a three-year training in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing method. I am also extensively trained in yoga and mindfulness practices.

Before I joined the DBT Center, I had the great privilege of receiving my clinical training at Houston’s DeBakey VA Medical center, where I worked as a social worker and psychotherapist in both medical and behavioral health settings. Working with veterans and their families sparked my interest in trauma treatment, and the VA provided me with the opportunity to train at McLean hospital in Boston, Mass as a member of the DBT Clinical team.

My special areas of interest and treatment are PTSD, attachment trauma, grief and bereavement, childhood sexual assault, human sexuality and substance use disorders.

On a personal note, I enjoy journalism about music, art, and film, cultural anthropology, embarrassing television, and weird comedy.

“We all live in a happy-ending culture, a what-should-be culture. We are all taught that fantasy. But if we were taught ‘This is what is’, I think we’d all be less screwed up.”– Lenny Bruce