Lanada Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (MD/DC) with expertise in family and couples counseling. She is a trained Functional Family Therapist, Family Facilitator, and Trauma Systems Therapist. For the past 15 years, she has specialized in conflict, trauma, crisis management, and major transitions. Her practice includes culturally sensitive, respectful, and affirming counseling for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) individuals and couples. Lanada is a member of the American Counseling Association, Northern Atlantic Region Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and DC Mental Health Counselor Association.
Before founding DC Training Associates, Lanada directed and supervised a team of community-based mental health professionals. She was instrumental in providing efficient clinical oversight for over 100 families in crisis. In addition to managing an interdisciplinary staff, she provided individual and family therapy, coordinated services for families throughout the DC-area, and delivered training to foster caregivers of youth and adolescents.
Before founding Alliance Family Solutions Lanada completed her doctoral internship at DC Superior Court Child Guidance Clinic where she conducted psychological assessments and counseled juvenile justice-involved youth. She also developed and led several trainings, such as the LGBT Safe Space Training for university students, in-service and diversity training for university staff, and crisis management training for case managers. Lanada also prepares graduate students for the National Counselor Exam.
Featured as the mental health expert in several publications, including radio and television shows, Lanada has been highlighted in Ebony, HerLife, Fostering Families, and TV One.
Lanada believes that healing the mind is a natural process that occurs when your energy and attention are focused on the work of you. Therapy is the work!
Lanada loves being a mother and a woman who inspires hope in others!