The lotus flower is the only flower that seeds and blooms simultaneously. The lotus is rooted in muddy water, developing in the midst of thick struggle and obstacles. When the lotus emerges, it cleans the water, transforming its environment. This is where it blooms seeking the light of the sun while sending out seeds of possibility into the world. The lotus symbolizes cause and effect teaching us that each action we take will produce a result and that we contain all the material needed to mend/heal unresolved wounds and traumas. By seeking a space where you can be heard and heal, you are planting the seeds to increased wellness, resiliency, and empowerment. The road to healing can be long and full of obstacles and sometimes we all need a little guidance, someone to walk alongside us. I offer a collaborative and eclectic approach that utilizes psychodynamic, narrative, cognitive behavioral interventions, expressive arts, mindfulness, and body-oriented practices to support you on your journey. If you are seeking a culturally relevant, trauma-informed, non-judgmental, and holistic experience, I would be honored to work with you.
Black Individuals and Families Across the Diaspora
At this time I am working with adults (18+) only.
Ebony Williams, LMFT is a Black, queer, first generation woman who is also a licensed marriage and family therapist, social emotional healing arts instructor, and a trauma-informed yoga teacher. She created the Ragdoll Project while earning an MFA in Writing at the California Institute of the Arts and has facilitated workshops on both the East and West coasts for trauma survivors and individuals navigating life challenges that range from sexual and domestic violence, grief and loss, being an empty nester, LGBTQIA identity, and living in communities challenged by violence. Ebony also earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in African American Family Studies and currently is a consultant in the Los Angeles area, a supervisor for Journey Out supporting case managers working with survivors of human trafficking, and works in private practice based in Pasadena, CA. In her spare time, Ebony enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and taste testing boba.