DeShawn Williams

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes in joining with clients as they embark upon new discoveries of themselves and those around them. My goal is to assist with raising hope and new perspectives in the clients I serve. I am here to serve the worried well and worried heart.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

My philosophy is there are no two individuals alike nor are two families alike. Therefore, my practice is more integrated utilizing multiple treatment orientation depending on the need of the client. I primarily work through a CBT, psychodynamic lens however; I do like to use other orientation ex. mindfulness, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, etc. I believe that everyone can benefit from support and that is exactly what I provide. I am a proponent of counseling not because this is the work that I do, but those who attend counseling as a preventative save themselves time and money in the long-run. Simply put, counseling is for us all no matter what stage of life we reside. I employ the idea of us working together and taking a journey that may appear to be rough in the beginning, but the rough places will soon be made straight. As we journey together in agreement there lies hopeful, fulfilled, enlightened road ahead.

My Background

I am a Portland, Oregon native. I have been working in this field with young people and families for 15 years. I obtain my Master Degree in Social Work, and my undergraduate in Administrative Justice. I am board certified Clinical Social Worker. I have experience in treating Anxiety Disorders, Depression, working with families and clients who have experienced their first episode of psychosis. I have worked extensively with multi-cultured, multi ethnic and disenfranchised families. I have spent many years working with families in the Salem area as an Intensive Services Therapist and in Multnomah County Schools offering individual and family therapy, group work, culturally specific services, trainings and consultations. I am trainer of ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Youth Mental Health First Aid, and I am certified to do SIPS (Structured Instrument for Prodromal Syndrome) screening. I enjoy seeing families and individuals find hope in the midst of chaos.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic 
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Kaiser
  • Medicaid
  • MODA
  • OHP Open Card
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
  • ValueOptions


  • (503) 419-6456
  • Website
  • 333 NE Russell Street
    Portland, OR 97212

At a Glance

  • Experience: 14 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Eliot
  • Rate: $100-145/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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