Star Williams, MSW, LICSW

star@affinitypsych.com

Hello and Welcome! My name is Star (she/her), and I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I received my Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. I am passionate about the mind-body connection and healing through somatic (mind-body) approaches.

How I Work

I use an organic and holistic approach to learning about you and your healing journey. I take time in getting to know you and the challenges you are facing. Together we will explore how your nervous system responds and communicates, discovering what stories it is wanting to release. We do this by incorporating body awareness and movement into our work together. Combining mental/emotional healing with physiology can lead to lasting transformation.

What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

I am intuitive in my practice and welcome comfort and creativity all while holding space for whatever unfolds.

Issues I Treat:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Relational Trauma
  • Event Specific Trauma
  • Attachment/Relationship Concerns
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions

Populations I Serve:

  • Helping Professionals
  • Creatives
  • Adults
  • Young Adults
  • Grad Students
  • Survivors
  • LGBTQIA+

Professional background:

Education

  • University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN

Trainings

  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Psychoanalysis (one year)
  • DARe (Dynamic Attachment Reprocessing experience)

Previous employment:

  • Clearwater Counseling, Psychotherapist

Licensure:

  • MN, LICSW, 29948