318 E. Branch Street Arroyo Grande, CA 93420


"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Christopher Robin

Kristen Williams

Working under the supervision of
Brittany Boveé, LCSW
License #62877

Hi I’m Kristen! I am an associate marriage and family therapist passionate about supporting neurodivergent children, teens, young adults, and their families. I strive to help individuals and their families build upon their strengths and learn new strategies not just to better cope with the challenges they face, but to thrive in a world that is not always built for their success. Being neurodivergent myself, it is important to me to create a safe and supportive space that champions you to be your authentic self. I bring my authentic self to sessions too, which can best be described as warm, humorous, playful, honest, supportive, collaborative, and engaging.

I come from a developmental, individual differences, relationship-based (DIR) approach to therapy. While there is much to describe about this approach and what our sessions may look like, in short: I am meeting you where you are in your life, I respect and support you for who you are and how you make meaning in your life, I value exploring and strengthening the relationships you have with yourself, loved ones, and this world, and every therapy session is unique and is tailored to you and your family’s specific needs. I believe in the power of play to support emotional exploration and expression, connection, and communication. Sessions include mutually enjoyable activities that are tailored to you and your family’s interests.

I also provide support with self-advocacy, such as accessing community resources as well as navigating individualized education plans (IEPs) and collaborating with educational staff to ensure proper support in the school systems.

Currently, I provide sessions through telehealth. Your chosen therapist and therapy itself are not one size fits all. Please reach out to me to set up a free 20-minute consultation to see if I’m the right fit to join you on your journey.

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We are here to help you. The first step is always the hardest one to take, and it gets easier once you make that initial call. At Total Spectrum Counseling, you will not be alone on your journey to a more content and meaningful life. Let us help you reach your full potential. Need more assistance please send us an email to: info@totalspectrumcounseling.com.

Phone: Call: (805)222-6477

Email: info@totalspectrumcounseling.com

California Address: 318 E. Branch Street Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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