Sierra Williams, MA, NCC
Sierra Williams is a Pennsylvania native. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Mental Health from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. It was during this time that she discovered her strong desire for working in the counseling field. To that end, she continued her academic pursuit and earned her MA in Community Counseling, specializing in Addictions, from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Clinically, Sierra has a background in substance abuse and mental health treatment; where prior to working at Open Sky she worked at an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Her therapeutic approach is solution focused, strength based, and person-centered. She motivates even the most resistant students with her warm, direct, and collaborative manner. Sierra is passionate about working with individuals who have not yet reached their potential. Her areas of clinical expertise include substance use, mood disorders, oppositional behaviors, unsuccessful developmental transitions and family struggles.
Sierra likes to help those she works with internalize courage and act with bravery, as exemplified in one of her favorite quotes: “Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can.”- Amy Poehler. She strives to help students access their true selves and live in harmony with the world around them.
Outside of work Sierra likes to explore the world around her by hiking, kayaking, and site seeing in the Durango area. She enjoys spending quality time with friends, discovering new restaurants, and leisurely sitting outside while reading in the sun.