Kirsten L. Williams, Ph.D

Dr. Williams works with school-aged children, adolescents, and adults.  Dr. Williams has particular experience with dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT) and frequently uses techniques from this treatment, such as mindfulness, to inform her work.

Dr. Williams has experience working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.  She is experienced in treating anxiety, depression, self-injurious behavior, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, PTSD, and a variety of other problems.  Dr. Williams also practices Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an interaction-based therapy which helps parents learn skills for improving their young children’s behavioral problems.  Dr. Williams provides comprehensive psychological testing for both children and adults, including ADHD evaluations and testing for mood or personality disorders.

Dr. Williams received her B.A. in Psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and her masters and doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.  She completed her internship with the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program, primarily working at a rural community mental health center.  She moved to Fargo in 2013 and very much enjoys the area.  Outside of work, she enjoys time with her family, painting, writing, and football season.