Erinn  Williams

Erinn Williams

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in The Loop practice (updated November 14, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Eating disorders
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Erinn Williams is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in downtown Chicago who specializes in anxiety, including Generalized Anxiety Disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, relationships, eating disorders, and life transitions. Many of her clients are women and/or working professionals. Many of them have anxiety around a relationship or the challenges in finding a relationship.

Erinn is a solution-oriented therapist who draws from a number of treatment modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and mindfulness practices. She spends time understanding the barriers her clients experience before developing an individualized treatment plan that may include a life change, developing coping strategies, or exploring past trauma, if a client feels ready to do. She also typically helps her clients learn to better manage their symptoms before working towards making changes in their life.

Erinn believes everyone deserves to live the life they want and have the resources and tools to manage their symptoms. She looks forward to meeting you at her office located just one block west of Millennium Park and near the Washington/Wabash ‘L’ stop.


Message to clients

Often clients reach out when things have piled up in their lives, and they need a place to sort things out. Together we will figure out what is getting in the way of living the life you want. I love working with people who are either looking for love or are trying to navigate their current relationship. I believe that the quality of people’s relationships have an enormous impact on their overall satisfaction in life. I’m grateful that I get to make my livelihood from helping people get what they want out of life and relationships. It’s energizing work.
Some of the most exciting parts are figuring out what is getting people stuck. Maybe there is a longing to connect, but self-sabotage keeps coming up. Or perhaps it is hard to handle intense emotions within a relationship. Sometimes there are unresolved issues from the past that keep popping up. Or maybe a combo of all three. Once we can figure what’s getting in the way, we can work on moving forward to the goal. It's cool stuff.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

The Loop practice

30 Michigan Avenue

Suite 1009

Chicago, IL 60604

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Mind Body Co-op, Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2018

Eating Recovery Center, Psychotherapist, 2013 - 2016

UIC Hospital, Music Therapist, 2008 - 2013


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

She was so kind and accommodating; she also gave me options!


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