William was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. William enlisted in the United States Navy and served 8 years in the Pacific Fleet Sailor as a Cryptologist. William completed multiple combat deployments to the Arabian Gulf with focus primarily on Ramadi, Iraq and Fallujah, Iraq. Upon completion of my last deployment, I realized that physically returning home was only half the battle. Mentally many of my service members including myself were in many ways trapped by the traumas they faced overseas. After receiving my Honorable Discharge, I decided to return to school to help people fight the war with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Abuse.
After returning to Columbus, Ohio I enrolled in The Ohio State University to begin my journey into the helping profession. I completed the Bachelors program with emphasis on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Then elected to continue my education and completed my Masters with focus on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
After graduating from The Ohio State University, I began working with Children and Families as a Community Based Clinician at the Buckeye Ranch. After leaving the Ranch, I continued my journey by taking a role as a Crisis Clinician at Netcare Access often meeting people at some of the darkest times in their lives.
After working mainly with non-profit organizations, I wanted to learn more about inpatient hospitalization and went to work with Columbus Springs East as the Lead Assessment Clinician. Additional work experience includes working as the Lead Mental Health Clinician at Maryhaven in the Adolescent Unit and working in the Adult Detoxification Unit.
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