SaCora Williams

Founders’ Fellow
SaCora Williams

Contact

She/Her

Works at Hyde Park, Lakeview

773.880.1310 ext. 7891

English

Education & Training

Degrees

  • BA, Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 2019
  • BSW, Loyola University Chicago, 2019
  • MA, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 2020

Values & Philosophy

Therapy creates a space for connection. In a world of injustice, we experience patterns of disconnection and connection from our bodies, ourselves, and each other. These experiences can be silencing, shaming, and traumatic. I am here to hold a nonjudgmental space that fosters reconnection through affirming, listening, and witnessing your experience. Reconnection can feel like liberation. Reconnection can feel like justice. Together we can work towards liberation through the mind, body, and spirit.

My practice centers QTBIPOC folks and our unique experiences navigating the world at the intersections of many identities. Using a Black queer feminist lens, I create a therapeutic space that acknowledges the impact power, privilege, and oppression have on your healing journey. Oppression leaves a scar on our body, mind, and heart that can make healing that much more difficult. It can be the root of our challenges with self-worth, relationships, and stress. I intentionally acknowledge the impact of historical and present day inequality on your mental health in an affirming, truthful way. Our therapeutic relationship is one where you can show up in the wholeness of who you are and begin to unpack experiences that foster powerlessness. In this space, the power to heal lies within you. We will work at your pace to address hardships while also acknowledging your strength and resilience. I believe that we can heal collectively in relationships that foster safety and liberation. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship rooted in these values.

We all come to therapy for a multitude of reasons, thus there is not a single solution. My approach to therapy is gently challenging, yet supportive. I will encourage you to explore your own embodied wisdom while providing trauma informed tools for support. As a systems-oriented, relational therapist, we can explore patterns of connection and disconnection in our relationship and others in your life. Together, we can collaborate on your goals and develop a relationship built on mutual respect, safety, and liberation.

Area of Focus & Specialization

  • Developmental/Childhood Trauma
  • Generational Trauma
  • Racial Trauma
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Complex Family Dynamics
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Identity Exploration, Development, & Intersectionality
  • Depression, Anxiety, & Stress

I work with…

  • Individuals (Adults, Adolescents)
  • Relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples) 
  • Families (chosen & family of origin)

Modalities

  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Poly & Non-Monogamy Affirming Practice

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