LaTianna Williams, MS, AMFT
LaTianna Williams is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT#112895) who works under the clinical supervision of Leya Solis, MA, LMFT.
LaTianna is a graduate from CSU Long Beach, earning her master’s degree in Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018. Her specializations are child/family therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and couples therapy.
Before earning her Master’s degree, she worked in the field as a Nationally Certified Recreation Therapist for 12 years, working with children and teens with severe emotional disturbances at a residential center and shelter. In addition, LaTianna has worked with the elderly and forensic population, specializing in using performance art to enhance patients’ quality of life and relationships through play.
LaTianna is interested in providing safe spaces for others to heal, reconnect to their highest self, and thrive within themselves and within their relationships using creativity and evidence-based practices. LaTianna uses the Gottman Method with her couples clients, and she uses her experiences in Recreation Therapy to build healthy leisure skills for children and teens with various disabilities. Her aim is to unlock your creative potentials to live fully aligned within yourself and your relationships.
LaTianna has been featured in Psychosocial Media for her take on using fashion as therapy. She has taught other therapists in creative art therapy by presenting her individual and group work at Patton State Hospital (2018) and California Parks and Recreation Society’s Recreation Therapy Institute (2016). LaTianna offers consultations on how to incorporate performance art into therapy sessions, group work, and community-based programs.
During her free time, LaTianna loves traveling abroad, going to Pilates, writing and creating for her fashion and lifestyle blog, and performing in her theatre improvisation troupe: People’s Playback Theatre Company.
CSU Long Beach
MS Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduated December 2018
CSU Long Beach
BA Psychology, Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation
Graduated December 2008
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #112895 Expires April 30, 2024
Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
1st Annual Rehabilitation Therapy Summit Presenter, “Empowerment, Voice, Choice: Music Supported Drama Therapy,”Patton State Hospital March 2018
California Parks & Recreation Society Conference Presenter,“Theater Therapy,” Long Beach Convention Center, March 11, 2016
Research Presenter, “An Investigation of the interplay between Cognition and Affect Via Priming,” Western Psychological Association 88th Annual Convention, Irvine, CA April 2008