Originally from Canada in Southern Ontario, Will completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Waterloo before moving to Seattle and gradually progressing his way down the west coast and settling down in Santa Rosa. He worked for 5 years in the natural gas industry as a geological technician and while deciding oil & gas was not his calling completed a Masters in Counseling Psychology online at Argosy in the Bay Area and became a licensed therapist in 2014.
Will has a diverse background education and training. He volunteered 2 years at Social Advocates for Youth working with youth (5-25) and families. He then worked at Center Point for over a year supporting clients with mild to moderate mental health needs and co-occurring drug & alcohol problems. One of his roles at Center Point was running a small drug treatment group out of Mill Street Center, a homeless shelter in Marin County.
Since then he has been employed by Sonoma County for the last five years: as an Alcohol and Drug Specialist at the probation department, as a Mental Health Clinician & suicide prevention specialist at Sonoma County Jail, and now with transitional aged youth (young adults 18-25) with severe mental illness.
Will has been in part time private practice at Deb’s practice since June 2018. He works mainly from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) orientation but has a humanistic underpinning that values establishing a strong therapeutic relationship with Clients and focusing on the unique experiences and strengths of individuals.
Will is married and has 3 children, and one fur child as part of a mixed, blended family. Will feels this background gives him context, sensitivity, and appreciation of the challenges of co-parenting and racial relationships in today’s society and can benefit many working relationships.