The Healing Stage offers creative services and programs to foster individual and collective healing. When we access our creativity, we access our health. When we are ready to step into the healing stage during our more challenging moments, our creativity can be the rock, the roots, and the bridge to recovery. The Healing Stage recognizes that healing cannot happen under the weight of injustice. Therefore, all of our offerings are grounded within a social justice and decolonization frameworks.
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
Britton Williams, MA, RDT, LCAT, holds a master’s degree in Drama Therapy (NYU), and is a registered drama therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including: schools, residential treatment facilities, domestic violence shelters, day treatment programs, and acute care. She is an adjunct professor in the Program in Drama Therapy at NYU and works in private practice with adults and adolescents.
Britton’s work extends to non-clinical settings. In this capacity, she uses creative and embodied techniques with organizations, companies, schools, and universities to help guide and facilitate discussions on: cultural humility and awareness; implementing creativity in the workday for increased employee engagement, team-building, and productivity; and self-care. She recently directed turbulence, a therapeutic theatre piece, through the Program in Drama Therapy (NYU) as part of the Theatre and Health Lab’s As Performance series. turbulence was co-created and developed by Black, People of Color (BPOC) clinicians, students, and creatives and explored BPOC experiences in clinical settings and the larger world.
Britton has published and presented on: the impact of assumptions, biases, and stereotypes on individuals, relationships and communities; creative and embodied approaches to clinicians’ self- assessment; and developing a relational-role theory framework and protocol. Britton is pursuing her doctoral degree in the PhD Program in Social Welfare at the Graduate Center (CUNY) where she will be a member of the inaugural Mellon Humanities Public Fellows cohort.
Williams, B. M. (2018), Unapologetically black: Seven questions and poems that explore how race performs in clinical practice, Drama Therapy Review, 42, 223–32, doi: 10.1386/dtr.4.2.223_1
Williams, B. M. (2017), Role power: Using role theory in support of ethical practice, Drama Therapy Review, 3: 1, 131–48, doi: 10.1386/dtr.3.1.131_1
Williams, B. M. (2016), Minding our own biases: Using drama therapeutic tools to identify and challenge assumptions, biases and stereotypes, Drama Therapy Review, 2: 1, 9–23, doi:10.1386/dtr.2.1.9_1
Landis, H., Williams, B., (2019) Creative Arts Based Approaches to Working with Adolescent Resistance. In C. Haen and N. Webb (Eds.) Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents: Theory and Practice (pp 173-187). Routeledge.
Trottier, D., Williams, B., (2019) Exploring Social Justice and Dismantling Heterosexism through Creative Arts Peer Supervision. In B. MacWilliam, D. Trottier, K. Long, B. Harris (Eds.) Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community (pp. 17-46). Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Williams, B., Trottier, D., (2019) Queering the Conversation: Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQ Microaggressions and Systems of Oppression. In B. MacWilliam, D. Trottier, K. Long, B. Harris (Eds.) Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community (p. 47-74). Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Williams, B., The R-RAP revisited: Current conceptualizations and applications.
Sajnani, N., Williams, B., Low, M. Y, Bell, W., Dixon, S., Edwards, J., Li, S.Y, Morris, M., Rodriguez, C., Stevens, A., Meeting between the real and ideal: Participatory action research on the needs of creative arts therapists and creatives who identify as Black and People of Color.
Individual sessions: 50 minutes
Group session: 90 minutes
I do not accept insurance, however, if you receive out-of-network benefits you may be able to receive partial reimbursement. I give clients a monthly invoice that can be submitted to insurance.
Please send notification via email or voicemail at least 24 hours prior to your session if you need to cancel. There is a $75 fee for appointments not cancelled within 24 hours.
I work with leadership and management teams to support fostering an anti-oppressive and anti-racist workplace. I will work with your team to review, explore and engage the multi-contextual layers of combatting oppression.
Areas covered will span structural, environmental and relational practices, including: policies; procedures; hiring; retention; representation; cultural humility; cultural responsiveness; biases; working through cultural ruptures
I work with organizations, companies, schools and universities to help guide and facilitate discussions on: Cultural Humility and Awareness; Implementing creativity in the workday for increased employee engagement, team-building and productivity; Self-Care
Much of my work and research is focused on challenging systems of oppression that effect individuals, families, communities in deeply troubling ways. I work with individuals, companies, organizations and communities to help foster self-exploration in support of socially just practices.
As a drama therapist, I believe that creativity, humor, humility and compassion are necessary components in facilitating this work. I am passionate about my work and committed to the pursuit of helping individuals and communities experience healing.
Participants will explore the impact of assumptions, biases and stereotypes on individuals, relationships and communities. Didactic and experiential processes will be employed to assist participants in identifying the many ways assumptions and biases are internalized and how they impact an individual’s ability to connect or not connect with others.
The roles that we play in our lives are influenced, impacted, and activated by our relationships. These relationships can be to: people, power/privilege, environments, and other factors. This workshop explores how identity performs in relationship.
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