Avorie Williams M.A.

     Avorie received her B.S. in Elementary Education with an emphasis in early childhood, at Arizona State University, Mesa. Four kids and ten years later, she completed her Masters in Social Work from the University of Montana, Missoula. She has completed Levels I & II training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and uses the Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work with couples. She also does Gottman Bringing Baby Home workshops.  Her training and experience also includes Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, crisis intervention, and trauma informed care.  She Has worked with individuals of all ages at mental health centers, university counseling centers, and private practice.) 

     In her work with couples, she uses the Gottman Relationship Check-Up assessment to obtain a comprehensive picture of their relationship. The assessment is helpful in highlighting strengths, identifying challenges, and discovering areas for growth in each relationship.  Using their unique skills and values, we will explore areas of disconnection and learn tools to consciously love and recommit to one another.  This often includes ...

  • improving communication, 
  • managing marital conflicts, 
  • transitioning to parenthood, 
  • coping with parenting struggles, 
  • re-igniting intimacy, 
  • strengthening blended families, 
  • coping with extended family members, 
  • managing anxiety and/or depression, anger, and healing from infidelity.

     As we face challenges and barriers together, we will also weave humor, fun, and positivity to reclaim happiness and joy in your relationship.  I look forward to meeting you and getting to work!