Alaiyia Williams

(LCSW)
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About Me

Alaiyia Nicole Williams, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist who specializes in working with Transgender and Gender-Non-Conforming individuals. Alaiyia is also a Black Woman of Trans-experience who has great understanding of the inequality, stress, and mental health concerns that plague her community. In addition to her passion for trans mental health, Alaiyia's passion for working with disenfranchised people of color and members of all ethnic origins from marginalized communities, drives her overall journey for social justice and equality.

Alaiyia was born and raised in the Alexandria, Louisiana area. Her down home upbringing is at the foundation of her strong commitment to family and those she holds dear. Her education endeavors include a BS in Psychology from Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, Louisiana) and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, Texas). She has been practicing as a Licensed Clinician for nearly 10 years in a variety of settings and is licensed in various states across the US! The opportunity to work in a variety of jurisdictions has afforded Alaiyia the opportunity to develop a vivid and extensive knowledge base and also an immensely savvy expertise for navigating systems and resources often utilized by the individuals she serves!

Alaiyia asserts that her ultimate goal is to guide anyone she works with to empowerment and a superb sense of self.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Dependent Personality , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #13532 (Expires: 2022-08-31)

LCSW #59100 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by M.O. on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Alaiyia is absolutely fantastic! I honestly feel like when I am having my sessions with her, like I am sitting down talking to a long time girlfriend that has sound advice and is bias! I love it!!! She recognizes what I’m struggling with immediately and honestly helps talk me off a ledge. She really helps me to not feel crazy about myself and my circumstances and provides different perspectives for me to consider and inspiring tidbits of wisdom to keep me going until i next session. I absolutely recommend her for therapy 10/10!!!

Written by S.A. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have only had one session with her. It was mostly introductory things, but I did feel comfortable talking with her, I did feel hopeful that she has the tools to help me

Written by J.O. on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is an amazing listener and I feel like she understands where I am aiming to get to in life

Written by T.I. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and ad

I love her professionalism and her personality.

Written by N.A. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Alaiyia is one of two therapists that I have gone to and absolutely loved and I’ve been to a handful. She makes you feel like you’re talking to family or a really good friend, she’s relatable, shes amazing at taking different approaches to ever battle. Amazing therapist hands down. I highly recommend!

Written by A.N. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Alaiyia has been amazing. She has helped me uncover gems in my experience that are helping me live a more fulfilling life. From past traumas to current dramas, she is there to listen and help me navigate how to get the best outcome for me. My favorite thing about Alaiyia is her authenticity. She is ALWAYS herself which fully empowers me to bring all of myself to her as well! Thank you so much Alaiyia!

Written by M.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life c

Alaiyia has been a breath of fresh air; she keeps it very real while maintaining a professional relationship with you. I feel very seen, accepted and understood as I open up to her and I look forward to healing with her help!

Written by S.Y. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Alaiyia is so easy to talk to. I feel like I don't need to test the waters after the 1st session. I feel safe & can speak my mind, my concerns & fears. I do look forward to the next session.

Written by A.A. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

100/10

Alaiyia is the best therapist I've had. She leads with empathy and follows up with practical insight. In the short time we've seen each other, I've put in the work, and she's walked me through my own transformation. She helped me process how my childhood trauma was affecting my day to day, and corrected me with practical ways to put in the work. I was in a place of inaction (I literally got nothing I intended to do done for the past two years) and a love filled marriage haunted by the byproduct of unaddressed issues, to now taking action daily, living motivated and confident, aware of my shortcomings and coming to terms with the insecurities rooted in my past, and in a place with my wife where we can really start moving forward in our marriage, family and future. So much breakthrough in such a short amount of time.

Highly recommend.

Written by J.A. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Alaiyia , is amazing. She’s a great person who has great insight. Great listening skills. Helping people is really a passion of hers. She made me feel comfortable speaking my problems with her. She has helped me over come & understand some Of the things I have been struggling with in my day to day life. 10/10

Written by T.Y. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

So far, working with her has been great , she’s very understanding , she gets back to me quickly, she’s genuine and I’m glad i get to go through this journey with her!

Written by B.E. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and a

Ms. Williams is great i couldn't have asked for a better Counselor!! She really cares and i appreciate everything she does to understand.its only session 3 and I'm soo comfortable already.

Written by G.A. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

In the brief time that I got to speak with Alaiyia, she shed a lot of light on things that I had been feeling for years, yet could never accept. She was kind, warm and professional. Made the experience comfortable for me and it all felt very organic. I truly believe she cares and that is very valuable in a counselor.

Written by P.. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

We have only had one video session so far (and several conversations through the BH platform) but I feel like she listens and really understands me. If I could talk to her via video for hours at a time or almost everyday, I would. I can tell that she has a heart and passion for what she does. I have had counseling before but I have never felt that anyone gets me the way that she does, especially in such a short time. She understand the importance of being heard, trauma response, self-love, boundaries and healing, among other things. I haven't felt like I'm being heard in such a long time. I've never felt understood in such a long time. It's refreshing to be able to interact with Alaiyia. I feel like she can really help me through my healing process.

Written by J.U. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Alaiyia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

100% i believe she’s a good counselor 10/10