Maren Williams Psychotherapy

Maren Williams

Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas.  My passion for helping others and an interest in human behaviors led me to the field of Psychology.  In 2000, I left Texas to pursue my degree at the University of Vermont.  Upon receiving my BA in Psychology, in 2004, I was accepted to graduate school at Texas State University.  During my time at Texas State, I interned at YWCA in Austin providing Crisis Counseling to individuals and families in the community.  In 2007, I received my Masters in Professional Counseling.   

During my career as a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked at Hope Alliance dba Williamson County Crisis Center providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, and family settings.  

In 2010, I was employed at the Phoenix House of Austin in their Adolescent Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program.  From 2012-2014, I was a contract therapist providing counseling services and parent coaching for individuals and families impacted by trauma and addiction.  Most recently, I provided individual and group counseling at The University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center.

Throughout my career, I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families that have been impacted by trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, loss and grief, family violence, relationship concerns, identity concerns, and behavioral issues. 

I am passionate about the work I do and the relationships that are developed along the way. Inevitably, we are all impacted by life's trials and tribulations, but going through it alone can feel insurmountable.  

Heather Gallier
LPC Associate

Supervised by Maren Williams, LPC-S

​I grew up in Beaumont, Texas and attended college at Lamar University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in English. After graduation, I moved to Austin to begin my career in education. While teaching 8th grade English, I pursued a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Lamar University’s online program. My coursework focused on both School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, so I could pursue a School Counseling Certification as well as a license for Professional Counseling. After teaching for four years, I transitioned into my role as a School Counselor in 2018.
While working as a teacher in the school setting, I often found that my students were not able to meet their full potential due to underlying social and emotional concerns. This started me on my path to becoming a counselor. Through my experience in schools, I have noticed that I really enjoy working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate major life transitions.
I provide individual counseling to adolescents, young adults, and adults on a variety of topics, including life transitions, career exploration and transition, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, school issues, grief, and coping skills, among others. I believe in using clinically effective techniques, and I use an integrative approach that pulls from several different models of therapy in order to personalize the counseling experience. My ultimate goal is to assist my clients as they envision their future selves.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or would like more information, please reach out by phone (512) 522-3072 or email at