Brittani Williams, LCSW, LCSW
Brittani Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Social Work Entrepreneur, Educator and Hip-Hop head. She received her Bachelor’s in Sociology from The University of Southern California and a Master’s in Social Work from The University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Originally from the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, she was immersed into the Underground Hip Hop Scene. Through Hip Hop, she found connection, passion and identity and integrates this passion into her clinical work. With over nine years in the mental health field, Brittani has a wide variety of social work and therapeutic experiences including working with at-promise youth, in community-based settings, such as: group homes, residential care facilities and public-school settings in Southern California. In addition, she has experience supporting formerly incarcerated people through addiction, trauma, along with other mental health challenges. Brittani also worked as a clinical supervisor, providing clinical supervision and consultation to pre-licensed therapists. During this time, she facilitated professional development trainings to school districts and non-profit agencies. In 2018, Brittani worked as an adjunct professor and taught social work courses to prepare future social workers to enter the field of mental health. Inspired by Nas’ legendary Hip Hop album “Illmatic", Brittani founded “Healmatic Group Practice” as a way to honor how much Hip Hop has brought healing into her own life. Currently, she leads a team of MSW practicum students, associate and licensed psychotherapists and operates as clinical director, psychotherapist, and field instructor. She continues to provide therapeutic services, consultation, clinical supervision, public speaking engagements and trainings to various nonprofit organizations, higher-educational institutions and national associations. Currently the Healmatic team is in the process of collaborating with high schools, prisons and outpatient programs to continue spreading clinical work that is culturally affirming and people centered. In her free time, Brittani enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids, writing rhymes and contributing to the collective work of Hip Hop Therapy. Specialties Somatic (Mind-Body) approaches for: First Gens - Undocumented Folx - Intergenerational Trauma - Community Violence - Racial & Identity Based Trauma - Inner Child Work - Shadow Work - Ongoing Traumas and Prolonged Traumatic Stress Groups - Complex PTSD Holistic/Ancestral Foundations: Hip Hop Culture - Xicanx & Indigenous based practices Favorite Coffee Spot: Tierra Mia My Motivation: My Grandma Current Listen: Wales by Kota the Friend Favorite Quote: I come as 1 but stand with 10,000 - Maya Angelou Favorite Read: Anything from Luis J Rodriguez Describing myself in 1 sentence: healing centered hip hop head Secret Talent: I rap.
Education & Experience
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Masters of Social Work 2012-2014 University of Southern California Bachelors of Arts Sociology 2018-2011
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Family Issues
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic Incident