William has dedicated his time and study to helping people cope with issues such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. William’s life experiences and extensive mental health studies have provided a down to earth and relatable style of communication that fosters trust and confidence that sustainable change is possible with his clients. He currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California (USC) and is a decorated three-time Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran. He has served three tours of duty in the Middle East, as a Reconnaisance squad leader with both the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment and the 101st airborne division (Air Assault). William also spoke at a recent TEDX Talk in Santa Barbara this past Veterans day titled “There’s nothing funny when a warrior cries”. Make sure to check it out! I had the honor and privelige of meeting this amazing warrior last January at the Phoenix is rising treat at the Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, FL and what an honor it was! Great mentor and brother. So you better believe we at L7 are thrilled and above honored to have him as a guest. And we know you all will enjoy hearing his divine wisdom! If you are interested in helping The Phoenix is rising retreat with donations just visit phoenixisrising.org help support an amazing cause for our struggling Veterans.