Rogers Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Erin Williams, Psy.D., has joined its management team. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Williams serves as program manager for Child and Adolescent Day Treatment (CADT) at the Kenosha location.
Prior to joining the team at Rogers, Dr. Williams served as outpatient manager at the Pioneer Center for Human Services in McHenry, Ill., where she provided oversight for all outpatient programs within the behavioral health division. She also served as Director of VOICE Sexual Assault Services, where she developed the program, provided therapy and advocacy to survivors and their families, collaborated with community agencies to develop a Sexual Assault Response Team and worked to end sexual violence. Dr. Williams has also worked with graduate schools to develop a training facility within the VOICE Sexual Assault Services program that provided hands-on experiences for developing therapists.
A graduate of the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Schaumburg, Ill., Dr. Williams completed her internship and fellowship at the Connection’s Day School in Libertyville. She provided individual, family and group therapy to students with behavioral and emotional difficulties, assisted with linkage to community resources and worked collaboratively on their Individual Education Plans.
“Working with children and adolescents is challenging, yet one of the most rewarding jobs in the world,” Dr. Williams said. “A child’s basic physical needs are straightforward – food, clothing, shelter and protection – yet identifying their more emotional or psychological needs may not be as obvious. At Rogers, it’s our goal to help each child develop into a strong, successful adult. Working closely with school professionals, we use evidence-based therapy components to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, aggression and more.”
With over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families, Dr. Williams has worked in a variety of settings with youth, including residential facilities, a neurological rehabilitation center, a partial hospitalization program, a therapeutic day school, outpatient programs and the juvenile justice system. She has helped children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties, coping with brain injuries, managing self-injurious behaviors and suicidal ideations, and addressing their criminal acting out.
Dr. Williams’ areas of clinical interest include working with survivors of sexual violence and patients with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She prefers a client-centered approach, meeting individuals where they are and collaboratively working toward recovery using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).