LCSW, PMH-C & Mental Health Change Agent
Published by: RallyUp Magazine
“And the Lord answered me: Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he who reads it may run.”
Ana'Neicia Williams is the founder of Momology Maternal Wellness Club (MMW). MMW Club supports mothers' social and emotional care during preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting. As a
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky, Ana'Neicia is committed to holding moms as they heal their wombs in a safe and supportive space. She is certified by Postpartum Support International to assess and treat perinatal mood, anxiety disorders, and trauma associated with maternal mental health.
Ana'Neicia is currently in her last year as a doctoral student in the School of Social Work at Spalding University in the Leadership and Administration track. Her area of focus in research-informed practice is race-related psychological stressors amongst Black mothers and culturally relevant methodologies to support their healing. When Ana'Neicia is not showing up as a student, you may find her teaching as an adjunct professor at Spalding or UofL in their social work programs.
You may also find Ana'Neicia in the community, organizing work centered around reproductive and birth justice as the Birth Justice Consultant for the state of Kentucky on behalf of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Collective. She truly values collective power and practicing from a lens of reproductive justice and its tenants.
RUM: Tell us about your work as it relates to mental health and wellness.
Ana'Neicia: I promote and invest in individuals, families, and communities' mental well-being. I offer individual therapy and coaching to assist women and mothers in identifying what womanhood and or motherhood looks like for them—educating my community on the benefits of investing in therapeutic practices to care for themselves. There is a vast misunderstanding of what therapy is and does, so I find myself bringing awareness to daily conversations.
RUM: You are doing incredible and vital work supporting Black mothers before, during, and after childbirth! What has been the most challenging part of the work you do? What has been the most rewarding?
Ana'Neicia: Thank you! It is an honor to serve Black mothers. With great reward comes much responsibility ...
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