Alexandra Williams, MSW

Director of Clinical and Community Relations

BSW, James Madison University // MSW, George Mason University

Alex joins Anxiety Institute with more than eight years of outreach experience in a myriad of settings including a community foundation, private and public schools, and behavioral health, most recently at Embark Behavioral Healthwhere she served as Director of Professional and Community Relations. Alex honed her expertise on policy and effectively organized partnerships in the community while completing the Master’s in Social Work program at George Mason University. This concrete experience, combined with her strong interpersonal skills, enables Alex to partner with interdisciplinary teams to help clients and parents find the resources to best serve them. Alex maintains that integrating accessible community services into a client’s customized program ensures that all aspects of the client’s needs are addressed.

Alex has worked extensively with adolescents and young adults and commands a comprehensive network of contacts among education and mental health professionals in the DMV Area. Alex also serves as a board member at the Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISER), an organization that serves individuals with learning and accessibility, and mental health needs. Alex advocates for parent inclusion and education to optimize results for the families she serves.

 

Her Inspiration:

When I was an adolescent, a teacher advocated for me when I didn’t have the skills or insight to advocate for myself. They found me help and resources I did not know were available. Now I am a staunch advocate for both children and parents, and I strongly encourage everyone to be brave enough to ask for help and with guidance, explore the solutions around them.