Kristen Ivers Williams, LCSW is a seasoned clinical and forensic social worker and psychotherapist with over twenty years of experience in the profession. Originally from New England, Ms. Ivers-Williams completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire with a Double Major in Political Science and International Affairs and a Minor in Justice Studies. She obtained her master’s degree in clinical social work at Boston College where she chose to make traumatology her clinical specialization.
She relocated to the West Coast to work at the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California where she not only continued her forensic and trauma work, but also focused on treating a broad range of psychiatric conditions such as major mood disorders, depression & bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, complex PTSD, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, addiction issues, dual diagnosis, relationship issues, separation/divorce, bereavement, and phase of life issues. Over the course of her career, she has worked with children, adolescents, and adults and has provided treatment and counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups in both outpatient clinics and hospital-based settings. Taking a biopsychosocial, collaborative, holistic approach, Ms. Ivers-Williams tailors her services to meet the individual and personal needs of her clients and patients. Her theoretical approach takes from Systems Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Attachment theory, and Social Learning Theory while her treatment incorporates Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Spirituality.
She considers it an honor and a privilege to assist those on their journey to a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life and enjoys helping others become the best version of themselves. Within a safe, supportive space and a compassionate, empathic therapeutic relationship, Ms. Ivers-Williams provides education, tools, skills, and strategies to address issues, set goals, understand emotions, manage thoughts, solve problems, and reduce symptoms. She welcomes and encourages clients to take an active role in determining topics covered in session, therapeutic approaches that resonate, and frequency/longevity of overall treatment.
When not at Chiron, she works at her favorite and most important job…Motherhood. She is blessed to be the mother of three incredible daughters who make her proud every day, despite leaving dirty clothes on the floor only inches away from the laundry basket. When not running in circles to keep up with her girls, you can find her on stage performing in community theatre, taking a dance class, reading art history books at Barnes & Noble, singing and tap dancing in the aisles of Target, or sipping hot tea at Starbucks. Her focus verse is Jeremiah 29:11.
Ms. Ivers-Williams sees patients in both Yorba Linda and Irvine.