JoinedFebruary 18, 2020
- Direct message
Will specializes in using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help clients live more fulfilling and meaningful lives by reducing stress, improving relationships, and achieving professional goals. Will works with adults and couples in a warm and collaborative fashion, using personalized, research-supported methods to help clients identify and change unhealthy or unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. He has helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, OCD, and other emotional and behavioral difficulties. Will’s lived experience as a first generation East Asian American helps him better understand clients from a range of diverse backgrounds.
Will is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and has a great deal of experience dating back to his work as a research assistant in the Marsha Linehan DBT Clinic (formerly known as the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics) at the University of Washington. He received his graduate training at the Columbia University School of Social Work in the DBT Training Program and Lab, where he honed his DBT skills to help people decrease suffering and create space for making necessary changes. Will has additional experience and training in other evidence-based treatments, including but not limited to DBT-PE, PE, CPT, ERP, and Exposure Therapy. Prior to joining the NYCBT team, Will worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, and correctional settings across New York and New Jersey. Will is passionate in addressing racism and bias in mental health and the broader health system. Will is also a Clinical Consultant and passionate about technology and integrating it with mental health treatment. Will was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and will always be a Pacific Northwesterner at heart. He enjoys watching basketball and football (go Seahawks!), live music, and staying active.