My name is Rebecca Williams and I have been practicing in the field of children’s mental health since 2007. I am Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). I received my BA in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa in 2007. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2012. I worked in larger community agencies until opening Open Hearts Therapy in the fall of 2018. I have a wide range of experience and specialize in working with young children and adults. I am training in several evidence based and trauma informed practices including EMDR and Child Parent Psychotherapy. I am a member of the NASW and the Iowa Association of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. I use many approaches including play therapy techniques, sand tray and other creative methods in my practice but always use what is a best fit for my clients.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our son. I love riding my bike through the local trails. I also enjoy baking and figuring out how to make stuff. From quilts to bottle rockets, I am always wondering “Could I do that?”.