Victoria Williams

Discriminatory Healthcare Experiences and Opioid Use Disorder: A Study of Mental Health Outcomes

Victoria Williams is a certified social worker in Kentucky and a licensed master social worker in Tennessee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and family studies and a master’s degree in social work from Austin Peay State University. Victoria is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Social Work program at the University of Kentucky, where she is completing research on the mental health outcomes of opioid use disorder and discriminatory healthcare experiences. Her clinical background includes general mental health, inpatient/outpatient substance abuse, addiction, medication-assisted treatment, and trauma.

Victoria currently practices as a therapist with NeuroWell Counseling, where she offers a variety of techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based therapy, and Solution-Focused therapy. Additionally, Victoria practices as a virtual intensive outpatient program (VIOP) therapist with Recovery Unplugged. She approaches therapy from a whole-self perspective and emphasizes the importance of accepting yourself for who you are. Victoria strives to meet each client where they are and whole heartedly believes in the power of advocacy.

Victoria is involved in both the Nashville, Tennessee and Clarksville, Tennessee communities in which she is consistently seeking out new resources to better serve her clients. In 2022, Victoria started a pet bandana business with the primary purpose of it funding vet bill grants for low-socioeconomic households. This was inspired by witnessing clients not be able to keep up with vet bills and often having to surrender their pet(s), which also served as primary coping skills and supports for many.